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“Knowledge for the well informed” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sanibel Public Library

Sanibel Public Library
770 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239.472.2483
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Type: Libraries, Cultural
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New Philadelphia, Ohio, United States
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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“Knowledge for the well informed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

The library has a ton of book, videos and historic info on the islands. If you are like me you want to know something about the people of the history of the places you visit. Well this is just the place to learn. Some on the stuff they have you cannot find anywhere else.

Visited April 2012
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“Fabulous small town library”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Incredible facility. Far and away the best library in the area. Incredible resources; papers, research and reference, great childrens' section, videos and computers for public use. Many quiet and comfortable spots to sit and read.

Visited July 2012
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Jacksonville, Florida
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“Neat library”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Awesome design fits well with this natural island. Great shell exhibit upon entering, beautiful art sculptures. Nice reading rooms up the elevator on the second floor. Under is a nice parking area for cars or bikes.

Visited July 2012
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Baltimore, MD
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“An Island Treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

The Sanibel Public Library is a destination! A real gem that is hidden from the main drag but is an oasis of interesting books and artifacts and they have a courteous, helpful staff including volunteers. As you enter the building there is an incredible shell collection that was a donation to the library from a former resident. Incredible shells from all over the world (take your camera). The library itself is architecturally interesting and I especially like the balcony porches that you can access that are complete with rocking chairs. Take a book and sit a spell on the porch. You can sign up for a library card, even as a tourist, and check out books while you are there. Much nicer than bringing heavy books via airplane and a fun way to read on the beach (somehow the e-reader on the beach isn't the same 'beach reading' experience). The library also has computers if you want to print your boarding pass for your trip home.

Visited June 2012
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“Great library!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

For a small island, it's a great library. Visitors can use it as well as islanders. Lots of computers.

Visited July 2012
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