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Sanibel Public Library

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Address: 770 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4016
Phone Number: 239.472.2483
Fee: No

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Wonderful children's section

My kids absolutely love the library on Sanibel. They have a fun and extensive kids section. It is a great way to spend a rainy afternoon or to get out of the sun/heat.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Atlanta, GA
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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My kids absolutely love the library on Sanibel. They have a fun and extensive kids section. It is a great way to spend a rainy afternoon or to get out of the sun/heat.

Thank hurricanetraveler
Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a wonderful place, even on a sunny day. There is so much to do and learn for every age 1-100. Kids section over the top. Dvds, so many resourses.

Thank chezbarbara1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We learned about this library right here on Trip Advisor. Usually you wouldn't think that a library would be necessarily over interesting, but this one was. At the entrance, there is a large shell display which was very impressive. There is also a display with some fossilized shells found during the library's building process. The ladies upstairs are wonderful as... More 

Thank gabi_kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Funny, but the library is our favorite stop on the island (aside from the beach, of course). Great children's area. There is a toddler play area and the staff doesn't mind the noise. The selection of books is good, but not great. Still, there is plenty to choose from. Young adult/teen selection is very small im comparison. Adult book selection... More 

Thank Will Y
Sanibel Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Sanibel Library is an awesome resource for books, DVDs, children's programs, authors' visits, etc. Also a quiet place to escape to, to read or get online. Very well managed, clean, well-stocked, lovely. Also a beautiful display of shells from Sanibel beaches. I highly recommend it!

Thank Mary B
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Very comfortable. Wonderful accomodations for those wishing to read or study. Restful and relaxing screened porch looking out at the river. Can't imagine a more wonderfully designed library anywhere!

Thank MrsJuliaGulia
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

This library has a very nice section for young children that contains another separate area for teenagers. The children's section had plenty of classic and newly-released books as well as movies. They had mind-bending games & puzzle challenges with cool seating for preteens/teens and building sets & several manipulatives for younger kids. They also had coloring/craft materials available on the... More 

1 Thank Deezie23
Sun City Center, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

children's section on second floor has an extensive selection of books and activities on certain days. first floor has a very good seashell collection in lobby.

Thank ninetyninevette
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

The Sanibel library is wonderful for locals and well worth a visit from visitors. Their children's reading program is wonderful. All my grandchildren loved going to hear Miss Barb read stories.

Thank Cruisinpashmina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

I have four children, 7 and under. We enjoyed several hours of games, toys, books and more at this library on a rainy day. We were lucky enough to come on the book sale day, and we walked away with 14 books for $1! We will be back many times this summer!

1 Thank Brittany B
Sanlib L, Outreach at Sanibel Public Library, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and lovely photos! The staff at Sanibel Public Library are delighted to read your review and hope to see you again soon. -M. Tesoro, Community Outreach More 

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