The Friends Group

THE FRIENDS BOOK STORE IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19.


DONATION THURSDAYS
OCTOBER 8, 15, 22 & 29, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Friends will accept donations on a limited basis during the month of October.  During the above dates and times only, anyone wishing to donate used items in good condition may drop them off in the lobby of the Niceville Library.

OUTDOOR BOOK SALE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us in the courtyard of the Niceville Community Center for our Outdoor Book Sale, featuring a large selection of gently-used items for the whole family!  You'll find children's books, large print, DVDs, audiobooks, paperbacks and more!  Cash and credit cards will be accepted.  In the event of inclement weather, this event will be held Saturday, November 14.

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The Friends Group is a committee of the Friends of the Niceville Public Library, Inc.

About

The Friends of the Niceville Public Library provide financial support and volunteer assistance for activities, programs, and services that make the library a better place for all patrons.

Please consider joining the Friends of the Niceville Public Library!

There are no age limits for our Friends: people of all ages, backgrounds and interests are welcome to join.  We treasure ideas and recognize that our public library is a vital community resource.  We appreciate the City of Niceville for providing us with a superb library that stands ready to serve the entire community with excellent resources and the highest level of customer service.

Projects and Programs

  • Sienna, statue in front of the library                     
  • Front Entryway Beautification, originally given in 2007, resealed 2013, 2018 
  • Tony Krysinsky Wood Engraving, “The Learning Path,” in Youth Services, given 2008
  • Partial support provided a wheelchair for use by library patrons, 2008 
  • AWE Learning Stations (2 of 4) in Youth Services, given 2012   
  • Wall monitor at circulation desk to advertise library and community events, 2012, 2018
  • New office furniture for Library Director’s office, 2013                    
  • New disc cleaner for CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays, 2014   
  • $500 donation to Mary Esther Friends for replacement items lost in March, 2014 storm         
  • LEGO Learning Activities Set, 2015
  • Aquarium refurbishment/upgrade, 2015
  • Funds provided annually for members of the library staff to attend various training sessions and conferences to share and learn more information to continually enhance our library
  • Two glass display cases 2018
  • Digital display board Children's Department 2018
  • Fund Eagle Scout Project - Outdoor Pergola 2018

Membership Benefits

  • Your tax deductible membership donation helps enhance library services.
  • You are invited to participate in our monthly meetings.
  • You will receive a monthly library events flier. 
  • You will receive early admission to the Annual Book Sale.

Friends Book Store

Our book store is located in the Library and is open Tuesday, Wednesday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm and Saturday from 10 am - 1:30 pm.

We sell items at reasonable prices, including hardbacks, trade paperbacks, audiobooks, DVDs, magazines and puzzles that have been donated to the library.

Donate to the Friends

Donations may be dropped off at the library during normal business hours. Tax receipts will be available upon request. We accept gently used items.  Please view our Donation Guidelines.

Annual Book Sale 

Our Annual Book Sale is held each fall, and includes a Bake Sale and special members-only preview sale the night before.  We will post details for the 2020 sale once they are finalized.