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Dessert program, medals display at the Sanibel library

By Staff | Jun 5, 2019

PHOTO PROVIDED Elementary children can make trifles with Betsy Eidem on June 11.

The Sanibel Public Library recently announced its upcoming programs for adults and youth.

On June 11 at 3 p.m., elementary school-aged children can make layered mini-desserts with the library’s Betsy Eidem during Trifles with Betsy, followed by stories told by Youth Services Librarian Deanna Evans. Listen to master storyteller Windell Campbell on June 18 at 3 p.m.

Stop by the display case near the Book Sale Room to see Ed Sieber’s medals and militaria, including the Silver Star and two Distinguished Flying Crosses. Sieber is a Navy veteran “Helldiver” pilot who lives on Sanibel. He received the Navy Cross for helping sink the Japanese supership, the Yamato, on April 7, 1945.

The library also hosts the following weekly programs for children:

– Family Storytime: Wednesdays from 11 to 11:30 a.m. For young readers and their caregivers, the program helps develop pre-reading skills through songs and stories.

PHOTO PROVIDED Ed Sieber and Duane Shaffer look at Sieber’s World War II militaria display.

– V.I.P. After-Hours for Teens: Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. Sixth- to 12-graders are invited to come hang out and munch on snacks.

– Monday Movie Matinee: Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m. Get out of the heat, relax and enjoy a family-friendly movie.

– Reading to Bessie: Rain-free Tuesdays from 2 to 3 p.m. Have fun reading to Bessie, a bearded collie and Reading Education Assistance Dog. Participants can sign up on the spot.

Library cards are available to residents of Sanibel and Lee County at no charge.

Visitor library cards are available for a $10 annual fee.

The Sanibel Public Library is open Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on Sundays.

For more information, call 239-472-2483 or visit online at www.sanlib.org.

The Sanibel Public Library is at 770 Dunlop Road.