Presented by Yazid Johnson sponsored by Valparaiso Community Library. Mr. Johnson has decades of experience teaching all ages in the Tallahassee community and has performed in many prestigious locations around the state and country; as well as toured internationally representing our nation.
Have you heard? Page Turner Adventures is now Virtual and provided to all our Okaloosa County Patrons. This is a Special Summer Program that you sure do not want to miss. Valparaiso Library-Page Turner Adventures webpage only needs a simple sign up and you get access to different activities and videos 5 days a week for the next 10 WEEKS! From Monday through Friday, a new video will be posted with its daily theme. All you have to do is sign up for FREE! Follow the blue link here for the sign up webpage which will provide the password link, stop at the circulation desk, OR give us a call.
Summertime is more than just a season, its an adventure with exciting opportunities ahead. Explore the library for new books for the Summer Reading Program. There is no wrong time or wrong way for signing up. Adults and Children can challenge themselves by reading a certain amount of books to win a prize for FREE. You don’t have to stop at just one Prize though. The more you read, the chances of multiplying your prizes are just at your fingertips. If you have not signed up at the Valparaiso Community Library or don’t feel quit safe yet, that is okay. You can sign up at the blue link HERE and make up your log from home. Summer Reading Bags can still be picked up at the Valparaiso Library. We want to make this as easy and safe as possible for you and your family. For the Summer Challenge, you can pick up your holds by curbside, at the desk or they will be placed on a cart outside our front door. Don’t know what to read next? We also provide Curbside Grab Bags with our recommendations or by your preferences. Children will receive 10 books and 1 movie based on age range. Tell us what you like to help us determine what you should read next. Curbside Grab Bag signups can be done at this blue link HERE.
Get groovy with Ms. TC at 10am tomorrow, Wednesday for a Facebook live stream of Story Time! Grab 2 age appropriate things for your child to tap along with our favorite story and remember a kitchen towel can be a scarf in a pinch! Please let us know that your child will be joining our fun during the live chat so they can be greeted by name.
We want to know what your reading to your pet friend. We encourage kids to read to a fellow family member with paws during our time away from the library. We sure do miss you and we want to meet your bestfriend too! We can all link toghether on instagram by using the hashtag #barkingbestie
Just takes a few clicks and *BOOM* we can now travel to different museums right from our homes. What makes it better is that its FREE and you get the tour guide all to yourself! Add the links above to your web browser and start your virtual tours today.
How to Request Items from the Valparaiso Community Library
Download the main page readokaloosa.org to your web browser.
Go to library search and scroll down to Valparaiso (we cannot obtain items from the other Okaloosa libraries due to no courier/delivery services).
Decide how you want to search the catalog – title / author / subject / series title
Here is an example of a search for Dr. Seuss. Scroll to the bottom of the page to verify the item is at our location. If the Item is checked out, the status tab will state so.
Select the item/s you want and scan over the entry (picture, title and author). Right click to copy and then paste it to a word document (make sure the word document has your first and last name with middle initial and telephone number). When you are finished, save your word document.
Once we receive your e-mail, your requested items will be pulled and checked out on your library account. After giving you notification for pickup, we will place your items in a shopping bag with your name attached for you to pick-up on the front porch. Please call us before you arrive so your items will be waiting. We will need to see an identification through the front doors (library card will work). Your items then will be placed on a book cart for you to receive – there should be no direct contact between you and the library’s staff.
Please place the items being returned into our Drop Box (Valparaiso items please).