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Sanibel Public Library

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Address: 770 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Phone Number: 239.472.2483
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Awesome Library!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Mary B
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Sanibel Island, Florida
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Sanibel Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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!

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Thank Mary B
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Sun City Center, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank ninetyninevette
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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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!

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1 Thank Brittany B
Houston Tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Love this library. Great selection of books, music, games and puzzles. Also have used books and some great art for sale.

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Thank Laura P
Earth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

This is how we always feel lonely walk into this place. It is very well stocked very well staffed. Pretty much the social go to place to find out what's going on on the island .

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Thank feather2001
Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

A wonderful library, with a beautiful children's area, south Florida vibe and easily navigated shelves. Plus, sometimes that have a book sale.

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

My husband and I read about the library and we were very amazed when we took our granddaughter and the special attention given to preschoolers. There's a separate area just for the little ones to play with magnets, writing board, computers at preschooler's eye levels just to mention a few of the fun academic area the library has to offer,... More 

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