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“Amazing Library with Lots of Resources”

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: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Amazing Library with Lots of Resources”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

We LOVE Sanibel Library. The kids section is complete with classics along with many fun books for the kids to read. They have special events there for kids as well - we read to a bearded collie one afternoon. My daughter loved it! Also, if you need a place to work on the island, it has nice quiet rooms with a view of the bay. Absolutely beautiful!

Visited May 2014
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Cleveland, Ohio
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77 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great location!”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Wonderful library but they do not have Playaway!! It's the best format to listen to an audiobook on the beach, walking the beach, riding a bike or just sitting by the ocean. They do have lovely little areas within the library and a very quiet porch to read and enjoy a great story!

Visited July 2013
Thank fernsandflowers
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W Mass
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fabulous Resource”
Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

The Sanibel Public Library is a terrific place for so many things, especially shell displays. It was difficult to figure out at first as there's also parking under the building and two entrances. Two huge shell display cases by main front door and many more upstairs (or by elevator). Friendly staff and easy computer and printer access, even for visitors. Beautiful space. Book sale room too. Good for kids of all ages.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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66 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Outstanding Library and Shell Collection”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Our local library pales by comparison, and they have an incredible shell collection on exhibit in the front hall!

Visited May 2014
Thank CathWrenMoore
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Marietta, Georgia
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30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nice library and helpful staff”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

My husband was having trouble with our computer, so he went to Sanibel public library to do some work on one of their computers. The staff was very helpful

Visited May 2014
Thank waterteacher
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