Children's Library

Opportunities abound for exploration, entertainment, and learning at the Sanibel Public Library Children’s Library. Home to an impressive collection of over 12,800 books, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs. Including programs, technology, and  services designed to build kids’ love of reading and discovery.

Location: 770 Dunlop Rd., Sanibel Florida, 33957

Telephone: (239) 472-9524

Email: devans@sanlib.org

Teen Library

Find out what’s happening at the Teen Space! Get reading recommendations, explore games, and technology and connect with resources to help with homework. Join the library for volunteer opportunities to help build your skills!

About

The Children’s Library

You are invited to bring your family to read, learn, grow, and play! The Sanibel Public Library Children’s Library includes a sprawling collection of over 12,800 library items. The library incorporates story time, programs, technology, and various services designed to build kids’ love of reading and discovery! 

A Word

From the Children’s Librarian

“Sanibel Island is not only known for it’s shelling, beaches, and beautiful water, but also for it’s award winning library. I am excited to show you our newly renovated Children and Teen Department; it is a vibrant space for our young visitors to play, learn, and grow.  “

– Deanna Evans

Sanibel Public Library

Children’s Library

The Children’s Library has several programs, events and services for kids and families. Children and Teens can take part in summer learning programs, afterschool programs, and more! The library has program for children of all ages including babies, toddlers and preschoolers. The library also strives to support parents, caregivers and teachers in their work with kids.

Family Storytime

There are five simple practices to get kids ready to read: talking, singing, reading, writing and playing. This program that encourages the development of pre-reading skills through songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and stories.

After School Crew (K-5th)

Crafting, building, making, and playing with books and a snack thrown in. 

Summer Reading

The Summer Reading Program usually begins in late May  and runs through August with various activities throughout!

Technology

The Children’s Library includes a teen computer lab, early literacy computers, an interactive floor system, and Thinktank including much more!

Children’s Storytelling Online with Ms. Deanna

Junior Library Guild Online Reading

 

With JLG Gold Standard eBooks for Elementary, Middle School and High school students, JLG Digital gives you and your readers unlimited access* to read books online from any device. There is no limit to the number of users and titles enter and exit the digital stream regularly, so there are always new picks available.

Using a computer? Usernames & passwords are not needed! Simply click your book-stream choice below and you’ll be automatically logged in!

  

Scroll down for full instructions on using the JLG Digital Desktop version and the iOS app.

NOTE: Usernames & passwords are required when accessing JLG Digital via the app.
*With free, unlimited access, some functionality (like highlighting pages, bookmarking, reviewing usage, etc.) may not be available.

JLG Digital

If the links above don’t load in, use this URL-  https://www.juniorlibraryguild.com/jlgdigital-free

Calendar

Upcoming Events & Activities

Storytime

Storytime

Family Storytime on MOST Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. Please view the calendar (here) for exact dates. There are five simple practices to get kids ready to read: talking, singing, reading, writing and playing. Welcome to Family Storytime,...

After-school Crew (K-5th)

After-school Crew (K-5th)

Most Thursdays at 3 p.m. Please check the calendar (here) for exact dates. Crafting, building, making, and playing with books and a snack thrown in. The public is invited to this Library Program. There is no registration required and no additional cost to...

Children’s Programs for the Summer Reading Program

Children’s Programs for the Summer Reading Program

Tuesdays at 3 p.m. in June & July (not 7/30): See the calendar for more details of each program. Notice age restrictions.6/4 Science with DoDads (K-5th grade); 6/11 Trifles with Ms. Betsy* (K-5th grade);  6/18  Storytelling with Windell Campbell (all...

Summer Storytimes

Summer Storytimes

Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in June & July (not July 31). There are five simple practices to get kids ready to read: talking, singing, reading, writing and playing. Welcome to Family Storytime, an all-ages program that encourages the development of...

Sign up for Summer Reading on Beanstack

Sign up for Summer Reading on Beanstack

The Summer Reading Program begins May 25 and runs through August 3 (with book pick-ups through 8/10). There's a Universe of Stories and as always, we Read for Others. Participants earn books for themselves and for patients at Golisano Children's Hospital...

Special Thanks to the

Sanibel Public Library Foundation

The Sanibel Public Library Foundation, Inc., is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization supporting the Sanibel Public Library and reading and literacy in Southwest Florida. In the past 10 years the Foundation has provided more than $1 million in grants and gifts to the Sanibel Public Library. Sponsored programs include the Youth Summer Reading Program – Reading for Others! Which helps children maintain their skills during school break and encourages a love of reading for pleasure. Staff work with children to help set summer reading goals. When a goal is reached each child earns a book to build their home library; the Foundation matches that book-for-book, so each child earns a book for the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, too. For more information and contributions please visit the Sanibel Public Library Foundation