Sanibel Public Library News Blog

Library Reopens for Phase II – February 7, 2018 Update

As Sanibel Public Library enters Phase II of “Your Library Reimagined” project, the facility is open for normal operating hours. Look for the interim “main” entrance on the west side of the Library. Phase II includes popular and vital...

OPENING DELAYED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

OPENING DELAYED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Sanibel Public Library's opening for Phase II is delayed, due to various necessary permits and required inspections. Please check the Library Website at www.sanlib.org, or call before visiting. Items placed on hold will...

Your Library Reimagined Phase II – January 23, 2018 Update

Moving crews are relocating library materials and "the stacks" (shelves) into the "reimagined" space. Library staff is setting up the newly-remodeled space for patron services. Telephone and internet cable is being installed and tested. The...

Your Library Reimagined January 16, 2018 Update

Crews are building the elevator, and pouring concrete at the new entrance.  The Sanibel Fire Department and LCEC are working on site, inspecting the electrical and fire suppression systems. The first phase of Sanibel Public Library’s “Your...

Your Library Reimagined-December 2017 Update

Inside: Crews install new staircase, new electrical fixtures, fire suppression system, and drywall. On the exterior: Scaffolding is used to build the new elevator shaft and roofing material. New floor-to-ceiling windows installed near the expanded Reading Porch. The...

NEW service: stream movies on Kanopy

Your Sanibel Public Library card just got more valuable! The Library's eShelf now offers popular on-demand video streaming service Kanopy. Library card holders can access Kanopy to start streaming films on demand instantly by visiting www.sanlib.org/eshelf. Offering...

Sanibel Public Library Earns National “Star Library” Award

For the fourth time, the Sanibel Public Library has been recognized as one of the best libraries in the country. America’s Star Libraries presents an overall indication of how a library’s performance stacks up to peers, measuring computer usage, circulation, program...

Help Your Library Win! eBook Contest

Sanibel Public Library is on a mission: Get more people to try digital reading! While the Library has offered eBooks, digital audiobooks, and streaming video to the community via OverDrive and Hoopla for many years, people are still surprised to learn their library...

Your Library Reimagined-November 2017 Update

The interior design palette of the YLR project is inspired by the natural surroundings of the island. The flooring materials incorporate layers of varying blues at the shoreline as well as textures representing water transitioning to the tonal sand and shells along...

Summer Reading – Builds A Better World

Babies to Teens: Reading for Others More than 200 kids from age zero to 18 were enrolled in the 2017 Sanibel Public Library’s Summer Reading Program (SRP). As in years past, kids read to earn books for their home library and for children at Golisano Children’s...