Sanibel Public Library News Blog

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...

Borrow Birdwatching Kit from Sanibel Public Library

Borrow Birdwatching Kit from Sanibel Public Library

Library cardholders can now borrow a Birding Kit with Kowa binoculars, birdwatching books and guides, and other tools to help launch an outdoor adventure. Local birdwatching guide Ken Burgener helped gather items to go in the kit, he even convinced the Kowa company to...

Year in Review 2020 Sanibel Public Library

Year in Review 2020 Sanibel Public Library

From Year in Review: Dear Island Neighbor, The public library has long been a reliable cornerstone in the community it serves. The past year was filled with unprecedented challenges, offering many opportunities for the Library to adapt to best meet the needs of...

Art in Bloom 2021 at Sanibel Public Library

Art in Bloom 2021 at Sanibel Public Library

Sanibel-Captiva Art League and Shell Islands Garden Club’s Art in Bloom—15 floral arrangements inspired by artwork, displayed with coordinating artwork.Exhibit Hours:Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 9.9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 10.9 a.m. to Noon Thursday, March...

New! Enjoy Magazines with Libby app

New! Enjoy Magazines with Libby app

NEW SERVICE: Sanibel Public Library card holders can now borrow magazines, as well as eBooks and audiobooks via the OverDrive Libby app. FAQs  How many magazines can I borrow in Libby? In Libby, you can access over 3,000 digital magazines with a rolling three years of...

Sanibel Public Library Open to the Public with Precautions

Sanibel Public Library Open to the Public with Precautions

  Best way to ensure you get Library news? Sign up for the email announcements and monthly newsletter at: bit.ly/SPLnew5. Sanibel Public Library encourages and welcomes use of its collections and services. The Library has remained operational during the...

Your Sanibel Public Library is Number One in Florida

Your Sanibel Public Library is Number One in Florida

State library rankings are out, and your Sanibel Public Library ranks at or near the top of Florida in many areas including materials borrowed, program attendance, and percentage of population with a Library card. The 2020 ratings are based on FY 2018 Florida Library...