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Library to feature book sale, Saturday Crafterday and more

By Staff | Oct 23, 2019

PHOTO PROVIDED ASaturday Crafterday will be held on Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. at the Sanibel Public Library.

The Sanibel Public Library is offering a variety of programs for adults and youth.

The popular “Fill-A-Bag for A Dollar” book sale will start on Oct. 25.

The sale will continue until the inventory is depleted.

On Oct. 26, a Saturday Crafterday will be held at 11 a.m. Open to children in third through eighth grade, make a spooky craft project with Youth Service Librarian Deanna Evans. There is no registration required to participate.

The Sanibel Public Library’s Book Discussion Group will restart in November, with its first meeting scheduled for Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. The book to be reviewed is “The Nickel Boys,” by Colson Whitehead, which has been longlisted for the National Book Award.

PHOTO PROVIDED Play in the Think Tank on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sanibel Public Library.

December’s book will be “Queen Bee,” by Dorothea Benton Frank.

On Nov. 4, visitors will have the chance to make holiday crafts from damaged vintage books or library ephemera from 5 to 7 p.m. Supplies will be provided. Activity will be open to ages 13 and older.

The following weekly programs are available for youth:

– Family Storytime: Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and Thursdays at 11 a.m. through Nov. 21 with Youth Service Librarian Deanna Evans. For preschoolers and their caregivers, the program helps develop pre-reading skills through songs and stories.

– After-School Crew: Thursdays at 3 p.m. through Nov. 21 with Youth Service Librarian Deanna Evans. Kindergarten through fifth graders will get to meet some new books and enjoy puzzles, games, crafts and snacks.

There is no registration required nor additional cost to participate.

For more information, refer to the library’s online calendar at www.sanlib.org.

Come play in the Think Tank on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The MagixBox projects interactive images from the ceiling to the floor. Squish mosquitoes, crush eggs or make a trail of stars. It teaches children to use modern technology and to cooperate with others.

Looking for spooky Halloween music? Try streaming it with the Freegal app. The library service allows users to choose from millions of songs or playlists. The Hoopla digital app also has creepy Halloween music playlists ready to download with no waits or holds. For help borrowing from the eShelf, call the library at 239-472-2483 to schedule an appointment with staff.

In addition, the Sanibel Public Library loans out cooking kits, which check out like library books or DVDs. The kits are circulated in bags with a coordinating cookbook and instructions. Some of the kits are especially handy at this time of year, like the football-shaped dip server, cookie kit or soup pot.

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.; the library 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.