Stop by Sanibel Public Library to play with the new digital board game table. The Infinity Game Table features digital versions of both classic and iconic board games like Hasbro’s Monopoly™, Scrabble™, Trivial Pursuit™, Chutes and Ladders™, Candy Land™, Yahtzee™, puzzles, card games, coloring books, comic books, and more. Look for it near the puzzle area. Play with friends or try some of the one-player games!

Stop by the Library this month to see a collection of 100 intricate origami created by Cabe Rieck. Rieck is a self-taught artist, and has been creating origami for about four years. Look in the display case on the East side, near the glass elevator. If you’re interested in learning how to make a Ddakji, you can get “how to” instructions and paper at the SPL, it is also near the East Service Desk. Ddakji, sometimes called ttakji, is a traditional South Korean game played using folded paper tiles.

A Sanibel-Captiva Art League exhibit is on display at the Library until November 22, 2021. It includes artworks by members Gloria Krekel, Mary H. Klunk, Donna Filomio, Dave Tomkins, and Carolyn Johns.

The Library’s Book Sale Room has lots of new fiction, coffee table books, magazines, CDs, and young adult books. Most books are priced under $4. In the Main Entrance Lobby there is a special $1 per book sale in with bestseller fiction.

Effective Friday, October 1, patrons will pick up all items on hold from the Main (East) Service Desk.

To Place an Item on Hold

  • Call the Library or go online to request a book, DVD, Kit or other item.
  • Wait for the Library to contact you – either through email or a phone call.
  • Once you have been notified that your hold is ready, present your Library card to staff at the East (Main) Service Desk.
  • All holds should be picked up within three business days of being notified.
  • Please return all Library materials at the book drop located at the West Entrance; or use the convenient drive-up near the exit of the parking garage.


Th origami collection is a temporary display. Permanent displays in the Library include Elsie M. Malone’s large collection of Florida and Caribbean shells in the Main Entrance Lobby and ancient shell fossils, in a cabinet near new fiction. Jeffrey Oths’ collection of antique, shell-encrusted items like pincushions, mother-of-pearl opera glasses, carved cameos, and dioramas is also on display in the Main Entrance Lobby. See Goz Gosselin’s award-winning three-foot tall floral arrangement, “Millenium Shellabration” near the Book Sale Room. The Library offers a display case to showcase unique and interesting collections. Past collections displayed include Calusa replica masks, corkscrews, antique toy trains, beer taps, and glass German Christmas ornaments. If you have a collection to share, please contact the Library.

Library cards are available to all residents of Sanibel and Lee County, Florida, at no charge. You must present your valid driver’s license (or similar government ID) showing your current Lee County address. Visitor cards are available for a $10 fee and are good for one year.

Computers, printers, scanners, and fax machines are available as well as magazines and daily newspapers. For more information about the Sanibel Public Library, call (239) 472-2483, or visit online at


Library staff is happy to be your “book concierge” or “reading matchmaker” to guide you to your next favorite read!

To get started, fill out this form:  Book Concierge

After you send the completed form, you’ll get an email with a few book suggestions. You can also stop by for help, or call the Library at (239) 472-2483, or send an email to

You can also try NoveList Plus — a book recommendation resource accessible anywhere to all Sanibel Public Library card holders. The database provides information on most book titles, including series info, reviews, and a basic description. Additionally, you can see read-alikes for titles, authors, and series. Its unique story elements like appeal, genre, and theme help you understand what features you love in books. NoveList Plus is directly connected to our library’s catalog.

To start, go to the “Books & Reading” section of the Resources Page at, to login to NoveList Plus.

If you need help using NoveList Plus or any Library services please call the Library, or email schedule an appointment.

The Library posts current lists of New York Times bestsellers for fiction and nonfiction, to help guide patrons. Look for the bestseller lists in the New Books shelves, or ask staff for help.


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