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Sanibel library open and offering curbside pickup


PHOTO PROVIDED Shirley Skaugstad browses the fiction section at the Sanibel Public Library.

The Sanibel Public Library is open and continues to offer contact-less curbside service.

To use the service, put items on hold online or make requests by calling 239-472-2483. You will be notified when your items are ready for pickup. Patrons will have three days — excluding Saturday and Sunday — to pick up items. Curbside pickup hours are Monday through Friday from noon to 3 p.m.

The Sanibel Public Library District Board of Commissioners is accepting applications to fill terms for two vacated seats. For information or the application, visit sanlib.org/board or call 239-472-2483.

Youth Services Librarian Deanna Evans creates new videos every week, with songs and stories. Check out her “Storytime with Ms. Deanna” on the library Children’s Page at https://sanlib.org/children.

Brainfuse is the latest pilot project funded in part by the Sanibel Public Library Foundation. It provides cardholders of all ages access to live online tutoring, whether attending school in person or working from home. The service is available from 2 to 11 p.m. each day of the week for students of all ages.

PHOTO PROVIDED Melissa Balthaser and Duane Shafer prepare bags for curbside pickup at the Sanibel library.

In addition to a variety of homework help with tutors in math, science, reading and social studies, Brainfuse offers PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized test prep. Patrons can submit essays and other forms of writing to Brainfuse’s Writing Lab for constructive feedback. There is also a Foreign Language Lab and Spanish-Speaking support when logging in to Brainfuse.

Remote learners with a library card can borrow Mobile WiFi Hotspots.

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, Sanibel.