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“Looking forward to completed renovations”

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: Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Reviewed 4 April 2018

When we visited recently, the main area of the library was under renovation but there were ample resources available in the parts that were open with small sections devoted to all the things you would expect. There is a nice porch and nifty tote bags for sale. Given that the main entrance and other areas are undergoing extensive work, we look forward to viewing the complete project.

Thank LSQRD1
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"children's section"
in 27 reviews
"rocking chairs"
in 18 reviews
"great selection of books"
in 16 reviews
"book sale"
in 11 reviews
"audio books"
in 10 reviews
"computer access"
in 9 reviews
"visitor card"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 9 reviews
"small community"
in 7 reviews
"screened porch"
in 6 reviews
"reading areas"
in 5 reviews
"reading material"
in 8 reviews
"helpful staff"
in 19 reviews
"small island"
in 14 reviews
"special events"
in 5 reviews
"rainy day"
in 21 reviews
"great resource"
in 5 reviews

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Gave us lots of great information. Friendly staff. Tons of info on local eco sites to visit, how to get there, hours, etc.

Thank Ryan S
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

As a librarian from CT I always find local libraries when I travel to see what other libraries do that we may not. I loved this library even though they are in a middle of a renovation with many items in storage and only half their space usable. There were so many great things that they did have, and they could not have been more welcoming. They offer visitors a visitor card which allows anyone staying in the area to borrow materials, including their e-library selections. There are laptops that can be "checked out" and used in the library which is a great resource for people on vacation that may need to get online. Other resources include virtual reality equipment and a maker space with 3-D printers. I highly recommend this library to anyone in the area, whether you live there, vacation there or plan on returning there at any point. The outside screened porch was calming and quiet and would be a great place to simply sit and read a good book.

Thank Linda Q
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This library was fantastic! The art work, computer space and activities for children are wonderful. Of course they are loaded with many books too. The library offers work shops, special events etc. This is a must see when visiting Sanibel.

Thank pam56454
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This place is a fantastic island institution, They have important author engagements and a great selection of books.

Thank alan w
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