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Sanibel library features Selfie Station, cooking kits and more

By Staff | Nov 27, 2019

PHOTO PROVIDED Take a “seasonal selfie” at the Sanibel Public Library.

The Sanibel Public Library offers a variety of programs and activities for adults and youth.

Bring out-of-town guests by the library for a selfie that they can email back home. The Selfie Station is in the main lobby. Take a photo posing with holiday props or use one of the station’s fun frames

Need help organizing and planning that holiday dinner? The library has a cornucopia of materials to help. For those looking for culinary inspiration, try a cookbook like “The Best of America’s Test kitchen 2020,” or the classic – yet updated in 2019 – “Joy of Cooking.” There also are magazines with holiday recipes, including “Martha Stewart Living” and “Rachel Ray Every Day.”

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.

Also, the following weekly programs are available for youth:

PHOTO PROVIDED Sanibel Public Library cardholders can borrow a cooking kit.

– Family Storytime: Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and Thursdays at 11 a.m. with Youth Service Librarian Deanna Evans. For preschoolers and their caregivers, the program helps develop pre-reading skills through songs and stories. No program scheduled for Dec. 4-5.

– After-School Crew: Thursdays at 3 p.m. with Youth Service Librarian Deanna Evans. Kindergarten through fifth graders will get to meet some new books and enjoy puzzles, games, crafts and snacks. No program scheduled for Dec. 5.

There is no registration required nor additional cost to participate.

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

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.

The library will be closed on Nov. 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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

The Sanibel Public Library is at 770 Dunlop Road.