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Sanibel library kicks off popular ‘Fill-A-Bag’ sale

By Staff | Jul 15, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED Margie Klein and Beth Jarrell restock the book sale at the Sanibel Public Library.

The popular “Fill-A-Bag for A Dollar” book sale is back at the Sanibel Public Library.

The book sale has started and will continue until inventory is depleted. The books will be restocked daily, and they can be found in the library’s puzzle area, as well as in the main entrance areas.

Youth Services Librarian Deanna Evans invites families to register for the 2020 Summer Reading Program. More than 150 youths age “baby to teen” have signed up. Register through Beanstack at 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.

“We are currently at about half of the previous year’s registration totals, but it was to be expected,” she said. “That being said, there have been many readers complete the reading program already. The participants, in general, are reading like crazy.”

The following youth programs are available online:

PHOTO PROVIDED Youth Services LibrarianDeanna Evans shows Playaways to Jaclyn and Blake Walsh.

– 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.

– “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.

In addition, a Cartooning with Doug MacGregor video will be up by July 20. Starting July 20, Evans will give out sculpture-to-go bags with a how-to video featuring DeVitto Kelly on the Website.

Stop by the library’s main entrance lobby for voter registration forms and applications for mail-in ballots. The Lee County Supervisor of Elections provided them in English and Spanish. The deadline is July 20 to register to vote or to update an address or a party affiliation for the Aug. 18 primary.

Use a library computer to complete the 2020 census form; no library card is required.

Stop by to see lighthouse models, postcards and other lighthouse memorabilia on display.

Contact-less curbside service is continuing, with about 40 to 50 bags going out to patrons each weekday; call or go online to place a hold. At this time, no overdue fines are being assessed.

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.

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

The Sanibel Public Library is at 770 Dunlop Road.