During this phase of Sanibel Public Library’s “Your Library Reimagined” project, the Library is open for normal ‘season’ hours. Popular services are available—like computers and printers available for patron use, a “New” book section, high speed Wi-Fi, an interim Children and Teen Space, seating areas to read newspapers, used books for sale, self-checkout stations, and reference services. The newly-expanded screened-in Reading Porch is especially popular, for reading, using WiFi, or enjoying wildlife and water views. The entire building is now on the new “chiller” climate control and on new fire alarm system. The interim “main” entrance has the outdoor book drop.

The other half of the Library is being renovated – much of the current work will be “behind the scenes” as air ducts, electrical and data cables, support beams, and other infrastructure is improved. Workers are creating drywall framing for new Archive Room, new Children’s Area (with Think Tank and Teen Space), study rooms, Book Sale Room and spaces to use the printer/photocopier/fax and other services. A drive-through book drop is also in the plans.

The next phase is expected to be fully operational in early Fall 2018.

Weekly Children’s programs, and schedule of Tech demos – like 3D printing – are listed on the Library’s online calendar.

Back by popular demand, hundreds of beer tap handles are on display for the month of April at the Library. The tappers are part of a collection owned by Rick Goodrich of Sanibel.

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