Storytime programs are presented for preschool children ages 3-5 and include stories, finger plays, and action rhymes. Caregivers must remain in the library during storytime; however, they cannot accompany children into the programs. In consideration of all participants, programs will start promptly at the assigned times. In order to minimize distractions, latecomers will not be admitted.If this will be your first storytime visit, we invite you to come to the library before your first adventure to meet your storytime presenter, pick up a welcome packet, explore our children's area, and enjoy a tour of the library!
Storytime will be presented during the following times from June 5 through July 14:
- 11 - 11:30 a.m. on Mondays at the Jay Library
- 11 - 11:30 a.m. or 1 - 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Navarre Library
- 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Milton Library
- 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Gulf Breeze Library
- 11 - 11:30 a.m. on Fridays at the Pace Library
Please check the library website for additional details at
Summer Reading Programs through July 14
Build A Better World!
Come to any of the five Santa Rosa County Libraries in Gulf Breeze, Jay, Milton, Navarre and Pace for a fun program! Read for 15 minutes per day between June 1 and July 14 for great prizes. You may register online or at your library. Pick up a reading calendar at your library or print one online from the program registration page. Bring your completed reading calendar to your library's last program or through July 30 to claim your prizes!
Programs for students who were in kindergarten through the 5th grades during the last school year will begin on June 5 and be held:
- 1 p.m. on Mondays at the Navarre Library
- 1 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Jay Library
- 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Pace Library
- 1 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Milton Library
- 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Gulf Breeze Library
All activities are free and open to the public. Registration for programs is not required.
Presenters in the weekly library programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Gulf Breeze Library, the Friends of the Milton Library, the Friends of the Navarre Library, and the Friends of the Pace Library. Please check the library website for additional details at
Refreshing Reads Book Club - Jay Library
June 6, 3 p.m.
Get Refreshed! Read discussion-friendly titles. Enjoy an uplifting book club where you can talk about books in a spirit of fun and sharing. Refreshing Reads meets the first Tuesday of every month. See a staff person to sign up. This month's title is "The Lake House" by Kate Morton. The Jay Library is located at 5259 Booker Ln.
Build a Safe and Fun Summer - Pace Library
June 7, 2 p.m.
Santa Rosa County Extension Agent, Chris Verlinde, will present "Build a Safe and Fun Summer" at the Pace Library at 2 p.m. on June 7. She will discuss summer safety, both in and out of the water, as well as creatures of the sea, and how to have fun this summer! Play an educational game and enjoy refreshments provided by the Friends of the Pace Library. This program is free and is intended for youth in kindergarten to 8th grade.
Book Chat - Pace Library
June 7, 4 p.m.
One of the next best things to reading a good book is chatting about it! Share your enthusiasm and join the conversation at the Pace Library on the first Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m. Book Chat takes a break in July and begins again in September. This month's chat will be "The Whistler" by John Grisham. Participation is limited to 15 participants and registration is required. Additional information can be found at our online calendar or contacting the Pace Library. The Pace Library is located at 4750 Pace Patriot Blvd.
Page Turners - Gulf Breeze Library
June 9, 10:30 a.m.
Join us in the Gulf Breeze Library meeting room for our fiction book club. Page Turners meets at 10:30 a.m. on the second Friday of every other month. This month's selection is "Woman of God" by James Patterson. There is a limit of 20 participants, so please call the library or drop by to sign up and speak to a staff member today about reserving your copy! The Gulf Breeze Library is located at1060 Shoreline Dr.
Friends of the Navarre Library Board Meeting
June 12, 10 a.m.
Board meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at the Navarre Library. The Navarre Library is located at 8484 James M. Harvell Rd. in Navarre. Please see the Friends website at
for more information.
Friends of the Gulf Breeze Library Board of Director's Meeting
June 13, 5:30 p.m.
Board meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. at the Gulf Breeze Library. The Gulf Breeze Library is located at 1060 Shoreline Dr. Please see the Friends website at
for more information.
Third Fridays with UF/IFAS Extension - Gulf Breeze Library
June 16, 10 a.m.
The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Services presents a monthly series on a variety of interesting topics with solutions for your life. They can provide information about agriculture, the environment, sustainable living, disaster preparation and recovery, 4-H youth development, family and consumer issues, and lawn and garden problems. This month's topic, Seafood at Your Fingertips, will be presented by Ginny Hinton, UF/IFAS Extension Santa Rosa County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent and Chris Verlinde, UF/IFAS Extension Sea Grant Agent. The Gulf Breeze Library is located at 1060 Shoreline Dr.
Game Night - Jay Library
June 20, 3-6 p.m.
Enjoy playing games? Join us for game night at the Jay Library. You can bring your own games from home, or play those provided by us. This event is open to all ages, and game groups are welcome. The Jay Library is located at 5259 Booker Ln.
AniManga Club - Gulf Breeze Library
June 20, 4 p.m.
Learn and share graphic art skills in a fun environment. The club meets on the third Tuesday of each month. The AniManga Club is dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of animation, cartooning, and related arts. Bring your art, discuss techniques of drawing, cartooning, anime and manga art, as well as your favorite title and artists in those genres. The AniManga Club is open to youth in grades 6 - 8. Registration is not required. The Gulf Breeze Library is located at 1060 Shoreline Dr.
Graphic Novel Book Club - Milton Library
June 20, 5 p.m.
Join fellow graphic novel enthusiasts at the Milton Library on the third Tuesday each month to discuss the book of the month. This club will be enjoyed by the new and seasoned graphic novel reader. Members can suggest reading ideas, interests, and discuss the world of the graphic novel. This month's selection is "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'engle. Please speak with a staff member to sign up. The Milton Library is located at 5541 Alabama St.
Harry Potter Day - Gulf Breeze Library
June 24, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter! Dress up as your favorite Harry Potter character, get sorted into your house, and enjoy Harry Potter themed crafts and games. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Gulf Breeze Library. The Gulf Breeze Library is located at 1060 Shoreline Dr.
Harry Potter Day - MiltonLibrary
June 24, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter! Dress up as your favorite Harry Potter character, get sorted into your house, and enjoy Harry Potter themed crafts and games. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Milton Library. The Milton Library is located at 5541 Alabama St.
Fiction Fanatics Book Club - Navarre Library
June 24, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Join us in the Navarre Library meeting room for stimulating conversations about popular works of fiction. Fiction Fanatics meets at 11:30 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of every month. We will take a break in May and November. This month's selection is "Her Every Fear" by Peter Swanson. Sign up is required, so drop by to sign up and speak to a staff member today about reserving your copy! The Navarre Library is located at 8484 James M. Harvell Rd.
Family Movie - Milton Library
June 26, 2 p.m.
Join us for a magical adventure as we watch a movie based on J.K. Rowling's book "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Milton Library. The Milton Library is located at 5541 Alabama St.
Bibliobabblers Teen Book Club - Gulf Breeze Library
June 27, 6 p.m.
Teens in 9-12th grade who are 14-18 years old can take a break from homework and school to hangout and discuss the read-of-the-month with friends at the library. Bibliobabblers meets at 6 p.m. on the last Tuesday of every other month in the Gulf Breeze Library meeting room. This month's book is "Steel" by Carrie Vaughn. The Gulf Breeze Library is located at 1060 Shoreline Dr.