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Sanibel library features VR experience, book discussion and more

By Staff | Dec 24, 2019

PHOTO PROVIDED Finn Hussey enjoys the new STEM table at the Sanibel Public Library.

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

Stop by on Dec. 27 from 10 a.m. to noon to test drive a virtual reality viewer. Ages 13 and older can enjoy “Deep Sea Adventure: Whale Encounter and Coral Reef,” a VR underwater world.

The library’s Book Discussion Group will discuss “Chances Are” by Richard Russo on Jan. 22 at 10 a.m. All are welcome. Copies of the discussion books are offered in a variety of formats, including audiobook, eBook and large print. February’s book will be “The Dutch House,” by Ann Patchett.

Also, the following weekly programs are available for youth:

– 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.

PHOTO PROVIDED The After-Shool Crew learns coding with Osmo at the Sanibel Public Library.

– 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 will be held on Dec. 26.

The children’s area has a new STEM table featuring a digital microscope. Children can use the hand-held microscope to see magnified images on a screen mounted above the table.

There is no registration required nor additional cost to participate.

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

Stop by the Selfie Station in the library’s main lobby and take with holiday props.

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 today, Dec. 25, for the Christmas holiday and on Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day. In addition, the library will close early on New Year’s Eve – Dec. 31 – at 1 p.m.

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

The Sanibel Public Library is at 770 Dunlop Road.