Helping to donate books to young readers
As in previous summers, children read to earn books for their home library and for patients at the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida through the Sanibel Public Library. The Sanibel Public Library Foundation matched each book earned with a book for the hospital. In total, 307 participating children logged more than 2,000 hours of reading and other activities. On Aug. 29, a Lee Health representative stopped by the library to pick up the 1,184 books the youth earned for the hospital. Since the program’s inception in 2012, young readers have helped to contribute over 8,000 books to the facility. Along with the Joan Hunt Cory Children’s Fund, the foundation underwrites the program. The fund was created in 2008 to honor Cory, a longtime library volunteer and supporter.