Apply For Your Free Library Card

If you haven’t stopped by the library to get your free library card, come in today! To find out what information you need to bring with you, click here.

Remember: If you have a library card from the Crestview, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, or Mary Esther libraries, your card is accepted at Valparaiso, and vice versa.

And best of all, your library card is free! Check out the Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative to explore the advantages of having a card today! 

U.S. Bill Of Rights December Ratification

17 made were chosen, but only ten made it. What were they? On December 15, 1791, the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution were ratified by the states, but there were 17 to pass after the vote in the House. Once the Senate began its deliberations, 17 had been shortened to 12. From there, the measure was sent to the states for ratification, which brought the 12 to 10.  The U.S. Bill of Rights, or the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution  became finalized on December 15.

Samuel Clemens / Mark Twain

No library would be complete without the works of Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain. From,  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Life On the Mississippi, to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,  when you read the works of Twain, you get more than just words on a page. Help celebrate the birthday of an American literary icon this November 30 by checking out his works. For a complete list of Twain’s works, click here.