On June 8, 1974, the City of Niceville opened the doors of Niceville’s
first public library. Until then, the residents of Niceville had
used the Valparaiso Community Library, with the City of Niceville
paying a fee to Valparaiso for the library privileges.
The original facility was a two-story 4,500 square foot brick,
glass, and metal building located on the corner of John Sims Parkway
and Armstrong Avenue. In 1995, the City applied for a Construction
Grant and began the planning process for a new building. Niceville
joined the Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative on October
1, 1997. The doors of our new 17,500 square foot library facility
opened on August 3, 2000 in the Niceville Civic Complex.