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Posted on: July 29, 2015

August events at your area libraries

eBooks are Here!

With your Santa Rosa County library card, you can borrow eBooks from the comfort of your own home. Search the online library catalog to discover eBook titles. The AXIS 360 “Magic Wall” will provide patrons with a vibrant presentation of eBooks and the ease of locating today’s popular titles. All titles will automatically expire at the end of the two week lending period, ensuring no late fees.

The collection of popular titles by well-known authors is opening with over 200 books. It will be updated and refreshed on a continuous basis. eBooks can be downloaded to most devices with an internet browser, including Apple/iOS, Android and Window tablets, pcs, and smart phones. In addition, approximately 80 classic titles can be accessed via One-Click Digital and children can read eBooks via our Tumblebooks links. The Santa Rosa County Library System has libraries located in Gulf Breeze, Jay, Milton, Navarre, and Pace. Please visit your local library for additional information.

August is Audiobook Appreciation Month

Have you planned a long road trip or decided to do some yard work but wanted to read a good book? Summer reading can also be summer listening. Celebrate Audiobook Appreciation Month by checking out a variety of audio books from any Santa Rosa County Library in Gulf Breeze, Jay, Milton, Navarre, and Pace. We offer books on cd, Playaways and eAudiobooks that you can download from One Click Digital. We have hundreds of titles to choose from. There is something for everyone.

Genealogy Research Assistance - Milton Library

Mondays 9 a.m. – noon

On Mondays from 9 a.m. – noon, library volunteers are available at the Milton Library located at 5541 Alabama St., to provide general genealogy research guidance; one-on-one assistance in using online and print genealogy resources for family researchers; and assistance in filling out ancestral charts and family group records. Beginners and seasoned researchers are invited to use these services. To ensure a volunteer is available to assist you, please call before you visit.

Summer Movie Afternoons

Extend your summer library fun! Join us for family movie afternoons. A variety of entertaining movies will be shown. The movies are free and open to the public at the listed times and locations. In consideration of all participants, programs will start promptly at the assigned times. Contact your local library for additional information.

Summer movie afternoons will be held at:

· Jay Library – Aug. 4 & 11 at 1 p.m.

· Pace Library - Aug 4 & 11 at 3 p.m.

· Milton Library - Aug. 5 & 12 at 4 p.m.

READ Dogs - Pace Library

Aug. 8, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Come, Sit, Stay & R.E.A.D. with a furry friend in the Pace Library Aug. 8, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Registration is required. The program is held on the second Saturday of each month at the Pace Library located at 4750 Pace Patriot Blvd. in Pace. Contact the Pace Library for more information or to sign up.

Looking Ahead to September

Family Movie - Jay Library

Sept. 1, 6 p.m.

As part of Celebrate Seniors Month, the Jay Library will show a movie about the love between grandparents and grandchildren. Join us as we visit a World of Imagination where you can float down a chocolate river and see Oompa Loompas while enjoying an everlasting gobstopper. This event is free and open to the public. In consideration of all participants, programs will start promptly at the assigned times. The Jay Library is located at 5259 Booker Lane in Jay.

The Santa Rosa County Library System is a department of the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners. Libraries are located in Gulf Breeze, Jay, Milton, Navarre, and Pace. Find additional information at or call (850) 981-7323 (READ).

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