Sanibel Public Library News Blog

Your Library Reimagined January 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...

Your Library Reimagined-October 9, 2017

Space for larger windows is being prepared near the Reading Lanai and Meeting Rooms 1 -3. The elevator shaft, data cables, electrical, and other utilities are being installed. The other part of the Library is open -  providing space to use computers, find books,...

Mango Languages

A fun-infused way to learn a new language! Mango prepares learners for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills in over 70 world languages, including English. If you need help downloading eBooks or using Mango, call the Library to schedule...

Your Library Reimagined-September 2017

After a brief pause due to Hurricane Irma, the project is back on schedule. Electrical, duct work, cable, and other utilities are being installed. Areas formerly used for Tech and Meeting Rooms 1-3, as well as the parking garage, are closed to the public. The other...