Events

Story Time | Building 2579 | Ages 0-5 welcome! The Eglin Library will host Story Time every Tuesday at the Bubble, Building 2579 at 10 am. Join us for stories, games, crafts, and more! No registration is required. Building located between the Fire Station and Eglin Elementary.

Dinner and a Book Club | 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm | Bldg 825 Join the library for Dinner and a Book Club. Bring your dinner; dessert and coffee will be served. Copies of the book are available through AF Databases. Feb 24: “Circe” by Madeline Miller; Mar 23: “Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman

Valentine’s Day Craft | Saturday, February 8 | 11 am – 1 pm
Get ready for Valentine’s Day by creating some lovely crafts at the Eglin Library. Art supplies and instruction will be provided. Ages 5 and up are invited to stop in and have fun getting crafty! Participation is FREE and open to everyone with base access. Parents or guardians must remain in the facility and supervise their children at all times.

Hoppy Leap Year | Saturday, February 29 | 11 am – 1 pm
Join the library for a fun Leap Year craft! Art supplies and instruction will be provided. Projects are designed for ages 2-12. Participation is FREE and open to everyone with base access. Parents or guardians must remain in the facility and supervise their children at all times.

STEM Saturday | Saturday, March 7 | 11 am – 12:30 pm
Visit the Eglin Library for some fun and interactive learning on STEM Saturday! Get hands-on with practical concepts of science, technology, engineering, and math. Activities this month are designed for ages 5 to 12 to learn more about recycling, upcycling, what it means to “go green” and more. Admission is FREE! Registration is required; please call 850-882-9308 or email eglinlibrary@gmail.com to sign up. Parents or guardians must remain in the facility and supervise their children at all times.

Trivia Night | Monday, March 9 | 5:30-7 pm | Disney
Hey, trivia lovers! Join the Eglin Library for a special themed Trivia Night. Up to 5 players per team are allowed; arrive early to choose your team name. Food and drinks encouraged! No registration required.

How Do Bees Talk To Each Other | Monday, March 16 | 10 am Did you know, honey bees have two ways to communicate information about food sources — one chemical, the other choreographic? The Eglin Library is hosting a special presentation and craft all about bees, with guest speaker Jennifer Barden from the University of Florida IFAS. Activities are appropriate for all children ages 5 and older. Participation is FREE with no sign-up required. Parents or guardians must remain in the facility and supervise their children at all times. Contact the Eglin Digital Library at 850-882-9308 for more information.

Paper Airplane Flying | Wednesday, March 18 | 11 am You’re invited to the Eglin Library for some Spring Break fun making paper airplanes with special guest Ken Blackburn, a paper airplane pioneer and Guinness World Record holder! See amazing demonstrations and learn folding techniques to create your own paper aircraft. Event is designed for ages 5 and older. Admission is FREE with no sign-up required. Parents or guardians must remain in the facility and supervise their children at all times. Contact the Eglin Digital Library at 850-882-9308 for more information.

Computers Open for Test Prep | Every Wednesday | 9 am-Noon | Bldg 825 Several computer stations will be reserved at the library every Wednesday for practice testing utilizing the EBSCO LearningExpress suite for DoD Test Prep.

  • Military test prep (ASTB-E, ASVAB, Military Flight Aptitude Test, Officer Candidate Tests, etc.)
  • CLEP, DSST, TOEFL iBT, IELTS, SAT prep
  • Resources for military transition to civilian careers
  • Career certification exam prep for a wide range of occupations

    and much, much more. Plus, the SCORE MY TEST feature submits your answers for immediate scoring and analysis. Reservations are not required; just walk in and test well!

United Through Reading: The Eglin Library has a fantastic new resource for military families. We’ve partnering with United Through Reading to help deployed members connect with their families through recorded bedtime stories. Sign up to make a recording at the Eglin Library of a book from the United Through Reading collection. Library staff will assist you in making a private recording and will email you the finished video. Register by calling 850-882-9308, or emailing eglinlibrary@gmail.com.

Tech Basics The library offers one-on-one Tech Basic sessions covering these skills: library catalog and online resources, downloading or streaming the library’s ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines, and internet searching. Sessions take place Wednesday afternoons and Friday mornings. Please check the event calendar for upcoming sessions or call 882-9309. Walk ins welcome.

Research Assistance Offered If you are returning to school, the library offers assistance with the use of research databases. We are available to walk you through the databases offered by the Air Force and by your school. One-on-one sessions are available and classes are welcome also. Walk-ins welcome!