Summer Reading for Adults

Universe of Stories Summer Reading Logo for Adult Programs

Summer Reading Kickoff Event

Blast-Off is scheduled for June 5, 2019 at 10:30 am.  Stop by for your Reading Logs, contest information, and photo ops with out-of-this-world visitors!

Special Programs


Beginner DNA Workshop
Presented by the Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County
Two-session course:  June 11 & 18, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm in the Library
Seating is limited.  Call 850-279-6436 ext. 1504 to sign up
* Participants must be able to attend both sessions *

Moonlight Gardens
Learn what to plant to make your garden a midsummer night's dream!
Wednesday, June 19 @ 10:30 am - Niceville Community Center
Presented by Okaloosa County Master Gardeners

Chicken 101:  Can It Be Fast, Frugal & Fun?  You Bet!
With Chef Warren Caterson
Saturday, July 13 @ 10:30 am - Niceville Community Center

Dabbling with Drones
Presented by Leidon Fail, Commercial Drone Pilot
Wednesday, July 17 @ 2:00 pm - Niceville Council Chambers

EOD Robotics Program
Wednesday, July 24 @ 2:00 pm - Niceville Council Chambers

Out Of This World Crafts
Create Faux Terrazzo Pots - Wednesday, June 26 @ 10:30 am in the Library
Cross Stitch:  Out of Space - July 10 @ 10:30 am in the Library
Seating is limited.  For ages 13 & up.  Call 850-279-6436 ext. 1504 to sign up.

Space Documentary Series
Thursday, June 13 - The Challenger Disaster
Thursday, June 27 - Pluto and Beyond
Thursday, July 11 - Apollo's Daring Mission
Showtime is 6 pm in the Library.
Seating is limited.  Call 850-279-6436 ext. 1504 to sign up.

Weekly Projects

Every Friday from June 7 through July 26 there will be a new project in the library for you to complete.  Stop by and give it a try.

Win Great Prizes!

Adults age 18 & over with an Okaloosa library card are eligible to participate all summer long for a chance to win a $100 Bayou Books gift certificate or one of two $50 Best Buy gift cards.

Two Ways To Play:

  • Entry Forms:  Stop by the Library to pick up an entry form, complete 4 activities, then drop your completed form in the entry box no later than July 31.
  • Summer Reading BINGO:  Stop by the Library to pick up a BINGO card.  Complete one line (vertical, horizontal or diagonal) for one drawing entry.  Fill in the whole card for ten drawing entries.  Drop your card in the entry box no later than July 31.

A drawing will be held to randomly select three winners.  Those winners will be notified on August 1, 2019.