Newsletter February 2017 Friends of the Milton Library

The February newsletter is published for Friends of the Milton Library, read it online and download it if you want to:




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


August 2016 Newsletter is Published

Excerpts from the August Newsletter:

Happy Birthday Santa Rosa County Library System August 10 Join us in celebrating the Santa Rosa County Library System’s 10th birthday! The library system has made some changes over the past 10 years, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the significant contributions the library system has made to the community. To thank you for being part of our story, enter to win a $10 gift card for a book store when you check out items on the 10th of each month through October. Gift cards are provided through the generosity of the Friends of the Library groups. There will be one winner each month at each library. In October, a special birthday party will be held at all five Santa Rosa County libraries in Gulf Breeze, Jay, Milton, Navarre, and Pace. Stay tuned for details!

August is Audiobook Appreciation Month Have you planned a long road trip or decided to do some yard work and want to read a good book? Summer reading can also be summer listening. Celebrate Audiobook Appreciation Month by checking out a variety of audiobooks 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.

Graphic Novel Book Club – Milton Library Aug 16, 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 title is “Megatokyo, Volume 1” by Fred Gallagher. Please speak with a staff member to sign up. The Milton Library is located at 5541 Alabama St.

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Check out the current and archived Newsletters 

Library News for all Santa Rosa County Libraries can be read each month by going to County News and look for the newsletter for Current Month Events @ Your Library 


FOML June 2016 Newsletter

Have you missed the newsletter? Ned’s Musings are back thanks to Linda, she volunteered to translate Ned’s Musings into a computer friendly format each month. Linda is also contributing articles and participating. We need to give her a big BRAVO for all she is doing for FOML.

Here are a few highlights of the June newsletter:

“Report on Spring Book Sale
By: Linda Laliberte-Schmidt

From the time of our last book sale in the fall FOML volunteers have been working toward the Spring Book Sale. Organizing and sorting the many donations of our generous community. All of the donations of books and money keeps our organization together to help our local library. Whole families turned out for the fun! FOML’s Book Committee with the help of Volunteers from NAS Whiting Field supervised by Dave Castro did a lot of the heavy lifting and were able to put together a wide selection of books for every age group in our community. It was a lot of work!”  See the rest of this article in the June 2016 newsletter

Visit the newsletter page to see current newsletter and all the archived newsletters that date back to 2013. Click here: Newsletters

Letter from Editor

This announcement is to let all the membership and followers know that the Book Committee has decided that our organization should not renew our Chamber of Commerce Membership. They also said that the newsletter should end. Below is my position on these decisions and I would appreciate input from the membership and followers to tell your opinion.

I disagree with stopping the newsletter and I disagree with not renewing Chamber of Commerce Membership, and I hope the Committee will consider what I have to say; which is this:

Our next meeting is in September and all this should be discussed in a meeting with the membership in attendance to discuss it.  I plan to continue the newsletter each month – because we offered Corporate members to join with the promise of having their business card in the newsletter for one year from the time they joined, and I don’t think it would be good form to go back on that promise. I stated previously that I can copy and paste the Library News and all other items easily, none of that is a problem for me, but it takes me the most time to decipher Ned’s hand written article and then type it all up, but I can scan in his handwritten article just as I did last month. If Ned doesn’t want to continue his article that’s fine, but I will continue and I think it is a bad decision to stop membership at the Chamber. I hope the Book Committee will reconsider that decision. We get a good value for the Chamber of Commerce membership, and it does help make people aware of the Library Services which is what the FOML mission is supposed to do, and since the Library doesn’t have a membership with the Chamber of Commerce, I think we are the link to that outreach through the Chamber in the community. The marque in front of the the Chamber of Commerce building running our announcements from time to time helps bring people to the library and each month the Chamber has us on their website with our newsletter and calendar of events, not to mention the inserts in the Gazette due to being a member of the Chamber. I know I haven’t went to the Community Council quarterly meetings lately but I have went in the past and I do plan to go again in the future. The Chamber of Commerce also has other events they provide for membership to present the mission of our organization.

Please chime in on this matter and let the organization know how you feel.

Maggie Leiterman
Friends of the Milton Library
Editor and Publisher of the Newsletter
Membership Committee Chair 
Publicity Committee Chair

June Newsletter 2015 Published

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer vacation!

You can find the newsletter online here: June Newsletter

Letter from the Editor: By Maggie Leiterman As many of you know, Ned does not use the computer; he writes his Musings by hand and mails them to me. Each month when I get his Musings then I set about transcribing the handwritten article. This takes me more time each month than all the rest of the newsletter combined because everything else in the newsletter is already in digital form so I can just cut and paste. This month Ned sent four pages and I have not had the time to spend transcribing the article so I decided to scan Ned’s Musings in as a photo and insert into the newsletter.

I have not had time to update the schedule yet, nor the minutes from the last meeting. I will post as soon as I can get around to doing it.


Friends of the Milton Library Newsletter Posted for November





See the entire newsletter and all FOML archived newsletters online at Newsletters

November Newsletter Index

Front Page News
Ned’s Musings
Letter from the Editor
Welcome Aboard Kevin Liss
Milton Library address and hours of operation
Friends of the Milton Library Information
Membership Application

Calendar of Events
Library Volunteers and Friends
Organization Luncheon Milton Library meeting Room
November 6th at 1pm
Membership Meetings
November 13th at 1pm
Come participate in the plans for next year, HELP – JOIN the Board – or there won’t be a Friends of the Milton Library!


The FOML Board members have been serving for many years and they NEED YOU to step up and
VOLUNTEER to serve on the Board as Officers and Committee Chairpersons!

Critical need for Treasurer

Panic Button

“I am trying not to PANIC but I agree with Ned, my biggest concern is who will take on the job of Treasurer! I’m worried we may have to dissolve the FOML organization! We could lose our Nonprofit status! We need a responsible, trustworthy person with the skills, and responsibility to take over this very important position on the FOML Board of Directors!”

Read the rest of the article in the newsletter online or see a copy at the Milton Library on the Book Nook Cart.