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Niceville Home

Library Phone Numbers
(850) 279-4863
Circulation
Ext 1500
Reference
Ext 1504
Youth Services
Ext 1514
Director
Ext 1501

Library Hours
Tuesday / Thursday: 9am - 8pm
Wednesday / Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 2pm
Sunday / Monday /
Some Holidays: Closed



What's Happening @ Your Library?

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Library Closes Early

The Library will be closing at 10:30 am on Thursday, April 23 for the City of Niceville's Employee Picnic.
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The Right Service at the Right Time

If you have a need RIGHT now, the Library can help you find the RIGHT SERVICE. The Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative presents the RIGHT SERVICE at the RIGHT TIME for residents looking for assistance
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Scrabble Anyone?

Do you enjoy playing Scrabble? The Niceville Public Library will be set up with Scrabble boards for the adult community to play and enjoy on Wednesday, April 1 and 15 beginning at 9:30 a.m. Please keep in mind that you don't have to be an expert to participate and all skill levels are welcome. So bring your friends or come on your own and join in the fun! For further information please phone 279-4863 x 1504. See flyer for more details.
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Read to Baci

Baci, a Bichon Frise therapy dog, loves a good book! If you are age 7 or older and would like to read a story to Baci, join him Wednesday, April 8, @ 3:30 p.m. Baci also is willing to sit with you while his owner, Ms. Cahill, reads a special book. This is a first come, first served program. You may bring a book or choose from the library collection.
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Baby Bookworms

This lapsit program consists of music, stories and rhymes especially chosen to build the bond between you and your child. The program is suited for children from birth to age 3. 9:30 pre-walkers 10:30 walkers. Thursday, April 9.
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AARP Tax Assistance @ the Library

Beginning Saturday, January 31 the AARP volunteers will be here in the library to assist anyone in need of tax preparation. By appointments only - sign up book is located at the Reference Desk.
Sat: 9am - 1pm
Wed: 9am - 1pm
Fri: 9am - 4pm
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From Shelves to Shores

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) and Niceville Library partner for "From Shelves to Shores: Winter Reading Challenge." Once a month, CBA will host an activity for children at the Niceville Library. The activities will include growing Spartina alterniflora in salt marsh nurseries and learning about the Choctawhatchee Bay through hands-on experiences. The program's goal is to enhance our community's understanding of the bay, their environment, and community service.
April 9 "Rain Barrel Fun"
May 14 "Observation Tanks"
May 21 "Project Celebration"
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Catch the Magic School Bus After School Program

"Catch the Magic School Bus" for children ages 6-12 will be held the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the YS program room from 4:15-5:30 p.m. Every month the program will focus on a different MSB book and include fun facts, hands-on activities, cool science and of course a Ms. Frizzle mystery or two. Join us Tuesday, April 14 as Ms. Frizzle and the class discovers "MSB Has Magnetic Attraction." Space is limited so registration is required. Please register each month in YS or call 279-4863 x1514.
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Family Movie

Come join us on Saturday, April 11 in the YS program room at 10:30 am.
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Children's Storytime

Storytime for children ages 3 - 5 years will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays @ 10:30 am.
April 1 & 3 " Eggstatic"
April 8 & 10 " Bugging Out"
April 15 & 17 "A Day in the Life…"
April 22 & 24 "For the Birds"
April 29 "In the Garden"
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American Girl Book Club

April 25 at 10:00 am. To insure we have ample supplies for everyone, please register in YS or call to reserve your seat 279-4863 x1514.
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Teen Space

Make your voice heard! The library Teen Advisory Council is looking for new members to help plan programs for the Teen Space! Here's your chance to share your ideas, plan teen programs and meet new friends. Plus, you can earn community service hours for Bright Futures Scholarships. Remember every Tuesday is Quiet/Study day In the Teen Space.
April 1 - Egg Decorating 2:30 pm
April 2 - Throwback Thursday (90's) 2:30 pm
April 8 - Teen Advisory Board Meeting 2:30 pm
April 10 - Wii Gaming 2:30 pm
April 15 Ceramic Tile Coaster Craft 2:30 pm - Sign up is required!
April 24 - Wii Gaming 2:30 pm
April 29 - Celebrate April Birthdays
Plan Ahead!!! Super Smash Bros for WiiU Tournament will be on Thursday, May 7th @ 2:30 pm. Sign-up in the Teen Space or call YS @ 279-4863 x1514 for more information or email Ms. Karen khouston@okaloosa.lib.fl.us
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Reading Education Assistance Dogs

Reading is a wonderful opportunity for a child to build his or her imagination and begin to build skills for his or her future. Libraries are a wonderful resource, and Therapy Dogs can be a great way to help children discover how much fun their local library can be. Over time your child's reading ability and confidence can improve, which will make them enjoy reading even more. Registration is required. Please sign up in YS program room. Reading will be on Tuesday, April 21 @ 4 - 6 pm.
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American Girls History Mystery Book Club

April 18 at 11:00 am. To insure we have ample supplies for everyone, please register in YS or call to reserve your seat 279-4863 x1514.
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Have Fines? Pay Them Off With Non-Perishable/Canned Food

The Niceville Public Library will be accepting canned goods and non-perishable food items in March for Sharing & Caring in lieu of fines. These items will help families in our community. The value of the canned goods and non-perishable food items should be close to the amount of the fine owed. Items most needed: Cereal, Peanut Butter, Canned Chicken, Chicken Helper, Tuna Helper, Dish Soap, Laundry Soap, Toothpaste, Adult Diapers, Children's Diapers - Size 4, 5, 6.
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National Library Week * April 12 - 18

Celebrations during National Library Week include:
National Library Workers Day, Tuesday of National Library Week (April 14, 2015), a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers;
National Bookmobile Day, Wednesday of National Library Week (April 15, 2015), a day to recognize the contributions of our nation's bookmobiles and the dedicated professionals who make quality bookmobile outreach possible in their communities; and
Celebrate Teen Literature Day, Thursday of National Library Week (April 16, 2015), aimed at raising awareness among the general public that young adult literature is a vibrant, growing genre with much to offer today's teens.
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Money Smart Week @ the Library

Libraries are on the front lines in promoting literacy. This is especially true when it applies to financial literacy. This week, libraries from Maine to Hawaii are helping members of their communities become money smart. April 21-28 is "Money Smart Week @ your library," a partnership initiative between the American Library Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to expand Money Smart Week® to libraries across the country. More than 200 libraries in 36 states will present programs for all ages, and all stages of life, related to personal financial literacy. Stop by the Niceville Library for free financial information and handouts.
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Beat Identity Theft and Shred It

Document shredding truck will shred personal documents Free of Charge. Date and time to be announced but it will be towards the end of April.
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It's Time For Spring Planting - Free Gardening Program!

Come join us as Sheila Dunning, Horticulturalist at the UF/IFAS Okaloosa County Extension Office discusses Spring planting. In the Niceville Community Center on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 @ 10:00 am. For more information please call the Niceville Library 279-4863 x 1504 or email ncvlibrary@okaloosa.lib.fl.us. See flyer for more details.
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Local Author, Corina Zalace Discussion and Book Signing

Corina was inspired by the traumatic experiences in her life to write and illustrate two books that have meaning for both children and especially, adults. You are invited to this free library program which will be held in the Niceville Library on Tuesday, April 28 @ 6:30 pm. Her books will be available for sale and book signing. See flyer for more details.

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