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Captiva Memorial Library to host activities for month

By Staff | Aug 27, 2019

The Captiva Memorial Library, at 11560 Chapin Lane, is offering the following free programs for adults and youth during the month of September:


– Coloring for Grown-ups

(daily during operating hours)

Researchers and art therapists alike have touted the calming effects of coloring, and adults have found this childhood activity a refreshing way to release their creativity, relieve stress and meet other participants. Coloring pages designed especially for adults, as well as colored pencils, provided.

– Checkers

(daily during operating hours)

Play classic checkers, “the game of games,” or try other versions such as Fox and Geese, Give Away, Shifting Pyramids, Corner Checkers or Goban. Instructions included. Alternatively, reverse the field and play Tic Tac Toe or Super Tic Tac Toe.


– Sept. 3-7: Going Up and Building Skyscrapers

(daily during operating hours)

Check out the book display on skyscrapers and make towers out of index cards.

– Sept. 10-14: Encouraging Others

(daily during operating hours)

Check out the picture book display on encouragement and make I Bee-lieve in You cards.

– Sept. 24-25: Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall

(daily during operating hours)

Check out the book display on autumn. Have fun creating cookies and pies out of apple cinnamon playdough.

– Sept. 26: Johnny Appleseed from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Check out the book display on Johnny Appleseed and apples. Make a Johnny Appleseed puppet.

– Sept. 27-28: Apple Picking Time from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Check out the book display on apples and make an apple paper plate craft.

The Captiva Memorial Library is open Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday from noon to 8 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 239-533-4890.

Check the Lee County Library System’s Web site at leelibrary.net to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library or Telephone Reference at 239-479-INFO (4636) for more information about a specific program.