Sanibel Public Library News Blog

Postponed: Lunch with the Author 2022

Postponed: Lunch with the Author 2022

Update 12/21/21: Sanibel Public Library Foundation's annual "Lunch with the Author" will be not be held in February of 2022. Details to be announced. The Lunch with the Author volunteer committee is monitoring COVID trends, and adapting plans as the situation changes....

Sanibel Public Library Ranked Top in Florida

Sanibel Public Library Ranked Top in Florida

State library rankings are out, and Sanibel Public Library ranks at or near the top of Florida in many areas including the amount of items to borrow in different formats – print books, audiobooks, DVDs, BluRay and music CDs; access to the new online archives; and...

WWII 1944: In-Person programs planned

WWII 1944: In-Person programs planned

Duane E. Shaffer of Sanibel Public Library will present in-person History Programs in 2022. Locals and visitors are welcome to attend these programs at the SPL. No registration required: WWII 1944 - Big Week - 10 AM  Thursday, January 20 The Big Week was a series of...

How to: Place a hold, and Where are the book drops?

How to: Place a hold, and Where are the book drops?

Ready to read that new bestseller?  Place a hold and you will be notified when the book, DVD (or other item) is in. To Place A Hold (Request an Item): Call the Library at (239) 472-2483 or go online to request a book, DVD or Kit. After you have placed your hold, wait...

Borrow Videogames & Gaming at Sanibel Public Library

Borrow Videogames & Gaming at Sanibel Public Library

Sanibel Public Library is now loaning videogames like Minecraft, Forza Horizon 4, and Spider-Man for Xbox or PlayStation. Teens can also come into the Library to play on the Xbox Series S, (located in the Teen Area) during regular Library Hours. FAQs What do I need to...

How to Use Sanibel Public Library’s Online Digital Archives

How to Use Sanibel Public Library’s Online Digital Archives

Sanibel Public Library's digital archives are now online. With nearly a thousand items, this ever-growing collection is a dynamic view of Sanibel's past. From the first homesteaders to important events in the island's recent history, the Sanibel Public Library Digital...

Readers’ Advisory Services at Sanibel Public Library

Readers’ Advisory Services at Sanibel Public Library

Library staff is happy to be your "book concierge" or "reading matchmaker" to guide you to your next favorite read! When you ask a librarian for help finding the next good book you want to read, it is called readers’ advisory. You can also try NoveList Plus — a book...

Gaming Computers for Teens at Sanibel Public Library

Gaming Computers for Teens at Sanibel Public Library

New Element MR Desktop Pro Computers have been added to the Teen Area of the Library. The space includes webcams, comfortable headsets, and chairs that are perfect for gaming. This new configuration also offers teens a variety of tools for learning, creating, and...