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Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest.
- Lady Bird Johnson

October is Bullying Prevention Month!

All month long, kids from preschool through middle school can sign a pledge card to ‘Be a Buddy, not a Bully’. Kids who sign a pledge card will receive a special treat to help remind them of their commitment. For tweens and teens, we are also promoting being a buddy online with the slogan ‘Tweet others the Way you want to be Tweeted’. Teens will received a pledge card to put in their wallet, a wrist band and pen to help remind them of their commitment.

Also, next week, October 12 – 18 is Teen Read Week. The theme this year is “Turn Dreams into Reality”. The library will have a special display to celebrate. Any teen who checks out a book next week will receive a bookmark, wrist band or key chain. Below is a link to the Teen Read Week website which shows the art work, etc.

Chess Tournament @ your library® (Pace) – Oct. 29, 4 – 6 p.m.

The Pace Library is hosting its first Chess Tournament for youth ages    10 - 17 on Wednesday, October 29 from 4 – 6 p.m. The tournament is open to the first 25 players who sign up. Register in person at the Pace Library or by calling (850) 981-READ (7323). Registration is required.





Visit the Updated Book Nook

We've enlarged and updated our Used Book Nook at Alyssa's Antique Depot at 4586 Chumuckla Highway. Come in, sit a bit, and find some great books!

Used Books are available here at great prices! Your purchase makes it possible for the Friends to purchase new books for the library. And Alyssa's makes the booth space gratis to the Friends. Be sure to thank them for providing this community service!


Where's the Library?

4750 Pace Patriot Blvd.
Pace, FL 32571

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Welcome to the Friends of the Pace Library, Inc.! We are a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to enhancing the Pace Library through our fundraising and advocacy efforts.

Here, you can find out the most up-to-date information about the Friends, and upcoming events. Friends of the Library supports local projects that enhance the love of reading and life-long learning. We work with all genres of people - new immigrants, children, older adults, and everyone in between.

We hope that you’re as passionate about our library as we are. Join the Friends of the Pace Library today, and help us keep our library vital.

Friends of the Library Week


The Santa Rosa County Library System will celebrate Friends of the Library Week October 19-25. The Friends of the Library are members of the community who devote their time and energy to raise money to support the SRC Library System. Money raised by the Friends touches the lives of residents throughout Santa Rosa County by funding programs and events, including:
• Performers, material, and refreshments for library programs
• Decorations
• Promotional materials
• Summer reading program
• Books, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs
• Computer Equipment
• Additional Shelving
Everyone is invited to the Pace Library to celebrate Friday with the Friends on October 24 where you can visit your library, meet the wonderful members of the Friends of the Pace Library and join them. Now is the perfect time to join the Friends of the Library!

Remember, it’s fun to be a friend! Please visit the Friends website at or contact the library at 981-READ (7323) to learn more about the week’s activities and to find out how to become a member of the Friends.

Pace Library


Did You Know?

You can select books and other materials through the Santa Rosa County Library System online and pick up those items later. You can make your selections anytime, browse the entire collection, and make your choices. Items shelved in other community libraries in Santa Rosa County may take a few days longer to come in, but the Pace Library will send you an email when they are available for pickup!



PLEASE! SEND Your Contribution Today!

  • All contributions will be deposited to the Building Fund of the Friends of the Pace Area Library, Inc. We are a Non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. Your contribution is a tax writeoff.
  • Contributors will be recognized with plaques in the library entryway, and on the library website. The library might be named for your family member for a large contribution!
  • All funds collected in this Building Drive will be made over to Santa Rosa County at the time furnishings are purchased.
  • Send contributions to: Friends of the Pace Area Library, Building Fund. (Click here for Donation Form).

With citizen contributions we can:

  • Provide a collection to include audio books for senior citizens and current titles for young and adult readers.
  • Provide DVDs, videos, audiotapes, and CDs.
  • Provide comprehensive online databases.
  • Provide adequate seating and shelving for a user-friendly library.
  • Provide computers for all areas of the library.
  • Provide display cases for local history materials and artifacts.


The county library system will provide the following services to patrons:

  • Basic branch reference and reader’s advisory services; critical listening, language, and reader’s advisory services;
  • Children’s and adult programs;
  • Borrowing from other branches;
  • Work with literacy providers;
  • Coordinate with local schools on class assignments and other activities.





Santa Rosa County Library System

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