Summer Reading for Children

A Universe of Stories Summer Reading Logo for Children 2019

Summer Reading Kickoff Event

Wednesday, June 5th at 10:30 am in Youth Services

Pick up your reading logs, schedules, and information about all of our summer events, and sign up for special programs.  We'll have photo ops with Cookie Mouse and other surprise guests you won't want to miss!

Special Events


Anna Moo
Award-winning children's songwriter, recording artist and entertainer
Friday, June 21 @ 10:30 am - Niceville Community Center

EOD Robotics
Wednesday, July 24 @ 2 pm - Niceville Council Chambers
* For elementary age and up *

Animal Tales:  Creatures of the Galaxy
Wednesday, July 31
Two Shows:  10:30 am & 3:00 pm - Niceville Community Center

Story Time Programs


Children's Story Time Wednesdays & Fridays at 10:30 am (Ages 3-6)
Baby Bookworms Thursdays at 9:30 am
Toddler Time Thursdays at 10:30 am
* No programs July 2 - 5 *

Scheduled Programs for Ages 7-12


Stories, Music, STEM Activities & Crafts Tuesdays at 2 pm
* Weekly registration required *

Special Programs


Bedtime Math (Ages 5+)
Tuesday, June 18, 6 pm - 7 pm
Tuesday, July 23, 6 pm - 7 pm
* Registration required *

From Shelves to the Shores
Co-hosted by the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance and the Niceville Library
This program will kick off with planting Spartina alterniflora (smooth cordgrass) in salt marsh nurseries at the library.  The next two sessions will feature activities that help us learn about Choctawhatchee Bay.  The final session will include a restoration field trip, where we will plant these native salt marsh grasses along the shores of Choctawhatchee Bay.

Thursdays, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
June 6:  Salt Marsh Exploration
June 13:  Adventure in the Watershed
June 20:  Touch Tanks and Water Pollution Wipeout
June 27 - Planting Field Trip

For more information, call Amanda Briant at 850-200-4168 or Karen Houston at 850-279-6436 ext. 1514.

LEGOs at the Library (Ages 7-12)
Friday, June 14, 3 pm - 4 pm
Saturday, June 29, 11 am - 12 pm
Friday, July 12, 3 pm - 4 pm
Saturday, July 27, 11 am - 12 pm
* Registration required *

Family Movies

Space Buddies - Tuesday, June 25 @ 5:30 pm
Ralph Breaks the Internet - Tuesday, July 30 @ 5:30 pm