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Sanibel Public Library

770 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239.472.2483
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
Fee: No
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Tampa, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

You may not think of visiting a library while on vacation, but with the relaxing atmosphere and a large shell collection, I recommend a stop in. The chairs are comfortable, the AC is just right and you can relax with the latest issue of your favorite magazine.

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Atlanta, GA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a great library with wonderful services (e.g. internet access and printer) and it is private, meaning that the locals keep it up and it is better than a typical public library. It's also quite attractive and in a lovely setting. Highly recommended!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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167 reviews 167 reviews
71 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

You can get a visitor library card for a fee, and take out books when you visit the island. They have a nice selection. There is also free internet use (30 minute blocks) if your rental does not offer wifi.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great little library, friendly employees, lots of books to choose from! A nice air-conditioned place to hang out and read, great kid's area and kid's events as well.

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Bethel, Connecticut
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76 reviews 76 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Well kept facility and helpful staff. We stopped for compouter access and spent an hour or so looking at the history exhibits.

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London
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Even overseas visitors could sit in the rocking chairs and read a book - try doing that in France! The facilities for children were better than I have seen in any other country

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Kansas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
41 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

So nice that even visitors can get a library card. We were able to check out some books, movies and board games for a rainy afternoon and evening. A beautiful library too. The staff is first rate!

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Margate, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is one of my favorite spots on this fantastic island. Surprisingly vast collection of books. All types of DVDs and CDs. Maps, magazines, papers this place has it all. Oh, did I mention the outside reading rooms? Special little spots for reading, relaxing or just spending time with Nature. This is the best!!! Make sure you visit the library... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My son needed to print an itinerary and other travel documents for a side trip. I've never seen a Library Staff take an interest in ensuring that anyone have everything they needed the way they helped him. At no cost other than 10 cents a page for the printing. Also, great air conditioning, decent stacks, huge DVD selection and visitors... More

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Bowling Green, OH
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A huge, beautiful library that's extremely clean and organized. You WILL find what you're looking for and then-some. For $10 a year, out-of-towners can have their very own Sanibel Island Library Card. You feel like an islander! The staff is helpful and kind without being intrusive. It's just wonderful to not have to lug books, audiobooks, DVDs, etc. down there.... More

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