Meeting Thursday March 2

Meeting Thursday, March 2, at 1:30 pm, in the library meeting room. An update on the progress of repair on the shed, and deciding on future actions is to be on agenda. 5541 ALABAMA STREET MILTON, FLORIDA 32570 (850) 981-READ (7323,)

Update On Status of Friends of the Milton Library

At the Friends of the Milton Library (FOML) meeting on January 5 the members in attendance decided to go on hiatus; however Linda will continue to do all the finances and state/IRS filings.  The library staff is helping Linda update the book kiosk as needed. Maggie will continue facilitating administration of the website, Facebook, and publicity.
The Santa Rosa County maintenance department has been out to look at the book shed where we store the donated books. They think it will need some mold remediation and possibly a new roof.  We will have to empty the shed totally for them to work on it.  Linda is supposed to check into FOML renting a pod to store books in until the shed is good to use again.  Linda is also supposed to look into getting a larger dumpster to discard damaged/unsaleable books when shed is cleared.
Hopefully the county will give us a date when they hope to do the work that FOML can arrange to clear the shed beforehand.
FOML plans to have another meeting on March 2 at 1:30 pm at the Library meeting room to discuss progress on the shed and future endeavors.
For anyone who doesn’t know, Linda is the current Treasurer, and Maggie is the current publicity chair, and webmaster of Friends of the Milton Library. The positions of President, Vice President, and Secretary are vacant due to the resignation of those members. The membership chair has been Maggie for the last 5 years, she also resigned from that position this year. If anyone wants to join the FOML or donate to the organization, just show up at the March meeting and join then, or you can send by mail. See more about that below.
 Friends of the Milton Library New Membership, Renewal, or Donation Name______________________________________ Address:___________________________________
Telephone: _________________________________
OPT-IN TO EMAIL service for the Friends of the Milton Library newsletters and announcement posts each month. Your Email:_____________________________________
Annual Membership for the Year Individual $10. Family $15.  Lifetime $200.
Donation: $_______________ Cash_________ Check No. ____________
Business / Organization $50 $_______________ Cash_________ Check No. ____________
Make checks payable to, and mail to: Friends of the Milton Library 5541 Alabama Street Milton, FL. 32570

Come to Meeting

Friends of the Milton Library will hold a very important meeting on Thursday, January 5 at 1:30, in the Milton library meeting room, 5541 ALABAMA STREET MILTON, FLORIDA 32570 (850) 981-7323, On the agenda is a discussion of whether to DISSOLVE this organization due to lack of volunteers to help, if you have ever thought of volunteering to help your Milton library come to meeting.

Book Sale


Nov. 4 & 5

Friends of Milton Library Fall Book Sale

5541 Alabama St., Milton FL 32570

Friday Hours: 9 am to 4:30 pm Saturday Hours: 9 am to 12 pm.

Milton Library: 850-981-7323


Linda has been working hard in the shed getting ready for the book sale, be sure to say hi to her and thanks for all her hard work! Also consider becoming an active Friends of the Milton Library Member, Linda can direct you to the applications, take your membership fee and coordinate your volunteer work with our group. Linda needs help, so what are you waiting for? Please volunteer!

Some of the sale items will be  2/$1 cookbooks, self help and financial and 10/$1 romance novels and so many categories such as Sports, Science, Classics/Literature, Reference, Coffee Table,  Hobbies/Crafts, History, Science Fiction, Western, Magazines, Readers Digest, Large Print, Humor, Gardening, Travel, True Crimes, Spiritual, and Biography



Newsletter for October is published

October is a busy month at the Milton Florida Library!

Read the newsletter:

October 2016 Newsletter

Some highlights are:

10th Birthday Celebration All Santa Rosa County Libraries 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Join us in celebrating the Santa Rosa County Library System’s 10th birthday! With so much to do at your local library, now is the perfect time to get acquainted or reacquainted with your library and enjoy the gifts of reading and lifelong learning. Our success over the years has a lot to do with you, our patrons. Thank you for being part of our story.

On October 10, a special birthday party will be held at all five Santa Rosa County libraries in Gulf Breeze, Jay, Milton, Navarre, and Pace with cake cutting at 10 a.m. at each library. Various activities will take place throughout the day. Check with your local library for details.

Graphic Novel Book Club – Milton Library Oct. 18, 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 “Spider Gwen Vol. 1: Greater Power” by Jason Latour. Please speak with a staff member to sign up.

The Milton Library is located at 5541 Alabama St.

Star Wars Reads Day – all libraries Oct. 15, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The force is strong at the Santa Rosa County Libraries. Talk like Yoda, you should. Enjoy the Star Wars themed displays and check out something that’s out of this world! Join us for fun Star Wars themed activities, crafts, games, and the movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens at 10 a.m. Costumes are welcomed and encouraged. Gulf Breeze Library – Costume contest with prizes for infants to 2 year old at 9:30. Movie at 10. Popcorn and juice provided by the Friends of the Gulf Breeze Library. Jay and Milton Libraries – Costume contest at 9:30. Movie at 10. Games and trivia before and after the movie. Navarre Library – Movie at 10. Classical Guitar Gatherings will feature Star Wars themed music. Pace Library – Movie at 10. Star Wars themed make and take crafts all day available at the circulation desk.

Genealogy Research Assistance – Milton Library Mondays 9 a.m. – noon On Mondays from 9 a.m. until noon, library volunteers are available at the Milton Library located at 5541 Alabama St., to provide general genealogy research guidance; oneon-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.

Friends of the Library Week – Oct. 16 – 22 Have you joined your Friends of the Library? Library lovers everywhere are invited and encouraged to join your local Friends of the Library group. These dedicated volunteers advocate for libraries, raise much needed funds, sponsor programs and special events, and host popular used book sales. If you haven’t joined your Friends, contact your local library and find out how to join today.

To join the Friends of the Milton Library see the application on page 5 of the newsletter.

Fall Into Fun – Oct. 31 2 p.m. at the Milton Library 3 p.m. at the Jay, Navarre, and Pace Libraries Join us at your local library in Jay, Milton, Navarre, and Pace to celebrate fall. Get ready for a spooktacular good time with a family friendly movie where a monkey named George is excited about the annual boo festival. Wear your favorite costume. In consideration of all participants, programs will start promptly t the assigned times. Please check the online calendar or visit your local library for details.

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 September 19 through December 9: 11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Milton Library


Contact Linda with FOML for further details 850-981-7323