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Voter registration, tax forms available at Sanibel library

By Staff | Jul 1, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED Sanibel Public Library staffer Duane Shaffer demonstrates the MeeScan app.

Stop by the Sanibel Public Library’s main entrance lobby for voter registration forms and applications for mail-in ballots. The Lee County Supervisor of Elections provided forms in English and Spanish.

The deadline is July 20 to register or update party affiliation for the Aug. 18 primary.

The library also has IRS 1040 and 1040-SR booklets available. All other tax forms can be printed from the IRS Website at irs.gov. Borrow a computer or laptop from the TechITOut kiosk to print or submit forms. If needed, ask library staff for assistance.

Patrons who want to social distance are encouraged to try the library’s meeScan app. It is a self-checkout service that works with a smartphone or tablet and the library’s WiFi. Patrons can check-out items from anywhere in the library. Available for download on iOS, Android, and Blackberry.

In addition, there are self-checkout stations located at the service desks.

PHOTO PROVIDED Jane and Sophia Papageorgiou completed their 2020 Summer Reading goals.

Contact-less curbside service will continue; call or go online to place a hold. At this time, there are no overdue fines being assessed. In addition, the library is selling all paperbacks buy one, get one free.

Youth Services Librarian Deanna Evans invites families to register for the 2020 Summer Reading Program. A total of 125 youths age “baby to teen” have signed up. Register through Beanstack at “https://sanlib.beanstack.org/reader365″>sanlib.beanstack.org/reader365. Participants may come to the library to pick up their registration gift, add their name to the bricks on the “castle wall,” and choose books earned. As in years past, participants can read to earn books for their home library and for patients at the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.

In addition, the following youth programs are available online:

– A “Storytime with Ms. Deanna” video, featuring Youth Service Librarian Deanna Evans, will be posted on the library’s youth page during the summer, replaced each week by a new story read aloud.

– “Baby Storytime Bounce” videos will be available on the library’s youth page. It is a fun session to help to build motor and literacy skills through stories, song and movement.

PHOTO PROVIDED Youth Services Librarian Deanna Evans reads stories aloud online.

– “Page Turner Adventures” will have programming every weekday from 1 to 4 p.m. on the library’s youth page. It will include comedy story theater shows, crafts, recipes, author interviews, guest performers, contests and games.

For more information, visit sanlib.org/children.

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.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

It will be closed on July 3 for Independence Day.

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

The Sanibel Public Library is at 770 Dunlop Road.