Sanibel Public Library Temporary Closure September 21 to 25

(September 14, 2018) — As Sanibel Public Library continues its renovation project, “Your Library Reimagined,” the facility will be closed to the public from Friday, September 21 through Tuesday, September 25. Crews will be delivering and installing book shelves and other large furniture during that time.

This temporary closure will allow work to be expedited while maintaining safety to the public. Library staff will be working during that time, and will be answering the phone, patrons should call (239) 472-2483 if they need assistance. There will not be overdue fines assessed for materials returned late during this time. The book drop is located outside of the building to allow patrons to return DVDs, magazines, books, and any other library material.

The Library’s eShelf, for eBooks and downloadable audiobooks, movies, music and magazines, will be available even when the Library is closed. For printing, fax and notary services on the island, patrons can contact SanCap Pak-n-Ship or Qwik Pack & Ship. The Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce’s website has a list of locations with public WiFi, including the Captiva Library.

Weekly Youth Events in from September 26 through October 3:

Geared specifically for children in fourth through sixth grade, the “After-school Clique” will meet on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. The group will be crafting, building, making, and playing—with books and a snack thrown in.

Family Story time for young readers and their caregivers will be held on Wednesdays at 10 a.m., and repeated at 11 a.m. on Thursdays. This program helps develop pre-reading skills through songs and stories.

The “After-School Crew,” (for children in Kindergarten to third grades) will meet at 3 p.m. on Thursdays. Favorite books, never-knew-existed books, games, crafts, plus snack provided.

If you love dogs and books, you might enjoy reading to Bessie, a bearded collie and Reading Education Assistance Dog. At 3:45 p.m. on rain-free Thursday afternoons, kids can sign-up on-the-spot, finishing by 5 p.m.

Weekly Children’s programs are listed on the Library’s online calendar. Weekly youth schedule resumes on October 16. No registration is required for these Library programs.

For more information about the Sanibel Public Library, call the Library at (239) 472-2483 or visit online at