Robert L. F. Sikes Public Library

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Basic Information

Established: 1976
Schedule: M&T 10-8, W&R 10-6, F 8:30-4:30, Sat. 10-4
Address: 1445 Commerce Drive, Crestview, FL 32539
Phone Number: 850.682.4432
Fax Number: 850.689.4778
Director: Jean Lewis

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Robert L. F. Sikes Public Library
Robert L. F. Sikes Public Library
Robert L. F. Sikes Public Library

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Additional Information

Computer Capabilities:

18 public access computers plus 2 for genealogy/research and 4 children's area computers

Education Programs: Story Time (weekly), Lap Sit (bi-weekly), Family Library Time (monthly), First Tuesday Lecture Series (monthly)plus special programming
Summer Programs: Summer Reading
Membership Details:

Member of the six-library Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative. Library cards free to anyone living within Okaloosa County with proof of address

Library History:

The first library in Crestview was started in the 1940's by Bertha Henry in her home. From that humble beginning, the library moved several times until a new building was constructed in 1976 near Twin Hills Park on Highway 90. This building was named for Congressman Robert L. F. "Bob" Sikes, the U.S. First Congressional District Representative for 38 years from 1940 to 1979. The City of Crestview sold the 805 East Highway 90 building to Okaloosa-Walton Community College in October 1993. The library, however, remained in this building until funding was secured to design and construct the present library building located at 1445 Commerce Drive in north Crestview. The 17,000 square-foot library opened in June 2002. The library is funded by the City of Crestview and the Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners.

Exhibits: rotating work of local artists in lobby display cases and art gallery walls