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The Sanibel Public Library offers a variety of programs for adults and children.
Visit his online calendar at www.sanlib.org for the most up-to-date information.
Families with children, from babies to 12th graders, can enroll in the annual online summer reading program with Beanstack at www.sanlib.org/children. It will now run until August 6.
Over the past decade, children have read “for the others” during the program. Entrants win books for their personal collection and for patients at Golisano Children’s Hospital in Southwest Florida. Participating babies through sixth grade will win books and more; teens can earn volunteer time when they read a book and write a book review, earning service hours.
In-person programs for elementary-aged youth are scheduled for Tuesdays. On July 26, there will be two presentations by Adam Pottruck of Adam’s Animal Adventures – at 2 p.m. for kindergarten through second grade and at 3:30 p.m. for third through sixth grade. Adam’s Animal Encounters is a local exotic animal sanctuary and sanctuary. Programs will focus on reptiles, their characteristics and the roles they play in the ecosystem. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with animal ambassadors, such as snakes, lizards, turtles and alligators.
Family story time for ages 5 and under is scheduled for Wednesday mornings in July, followed by play and craft centers; parents and guardians should plan to participate with their child in the program.
Teens and tweens in sixth through 12th grade can participate in Thursday programs, with snacks provided. On July 28 at 6:30 p.m., they will be able to take part in the Summer Reading Party. Celebrate and win prizes. Residents and visitors are welcome.
Feature films for the whole family will be screened Fridays at 1 p.m. Drop by the library on July 29 and watch the latest film in the summer series, “The SpongeBob Movie.”
The Sanibel Public Library Foundation, along with the Joan Hunt Cory Children’s Fund, endorses the program. The fund was established in 2008 to honor Cory, a library volunteer and supporter.
In addition, the library runs two, Real Florida Reader Program State Park runs through Sept. 12. Good for a vehicle with up to eight passengers, they are for day admission to most Florida state parks. The library also offers passes to the Bailey-Matthews National Seashell Museum, CROW Visitor Education Center, Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’mon), and Sanibel Museum and Historic Village. Make a reservation or borrow a pass with a library card.
Library cards are available free to residents of Sanibel and Lee County.
Visitor library cards are available for an annual fee of $10.
The Sanibel Public Library is open Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information, call 239-472-2483 or visit www.sanlib.org.
The Sanibel Public Library is located at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel.