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“First Rate Library”

Sanibel Public Library
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Owner description: Sanibel Public Library is undergoing "Your Library Reimagined" project. Both the beauty and the quality of the Library structure are outstanding, but it is time to replace much of the infrastructure. HVAC, fire suppression, plumbing, lighting, technology, and flooring are being upgraded for greater efficiency; sustainable design features are included with the upgrade. All Library services (like the shell exhibit, for example) may not be available at all times during the 2017 remodel. Updates to the project will be posted on Facebook and Twitter. Please call the Library before your visit if you have questions. The Library provides access to high speed WiFi, as well as printing services—no Library card required. If you do not live in Lee County Florida, you may purchase a Visitor Card for $10, good for one year. Use the Visitor Card to check out books, movies, cooking kits, museum passes, music, magazines, and more—up to 30 items at one time. Also use your Visitor Card to download eBooks, magazines and audiobooks, and stream movies and music through the Library's eShelf collection. Sanibel Public Library hosts programs for kids of all ages throughout the year including storytimes, makerspace events, and special guests. Events are listed at the Library's online calendar.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed February 24, 2013

Excellent computers available to guests to the Island at no charge. They also always have books for sale at very discounted prices. We brought home a big bag full!

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"children's section"
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"rocking chairs"
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"great selection of books"
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"book sale"
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"audio books"
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"computer access"
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"visitor card"
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"beautiful building"
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"small community"
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"reading material"
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"screened porch"
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"reading areas"
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"small island"
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"special events"
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Ambiance, selection, staff ... all perfect. We are residents, but they treat visitors graciously and provide all the same services.

2  Thank SomeAdo
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

A very nice and well equipped library. Several years ago we got a Visitor's Card during our stay and we renew it each year ($10). They have activities for kids and a large bank of computers for those that have a need. Our children enjoy the Juvenile Section and check out books a couple of times during our week long stay. It is certainly worth a look while on the Island.

2  Thank abmartin71
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Beautiful 2 story atrium entrance full of shell exhibits sets the tone for a very friendly library. Kid's section had a nice mix of dollhouses, toys, and a rowboat to go along with the books. 2 year old DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE. Boy is she getting strong.

Thank Kevin B
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

The staff is very helpful and friendly. They have a great collection of new books plus DVDs of movies and great selection of past Masterpiece theatre films.
Check out the the authors they have lined up to present talks.
I was sorry I was not there to catch Robert Massie's talk. Other authors were giving talks at a later date. Really amazed at their program they had lined up for the spring.

Thank maevans70
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