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Sanibel library features chess and ‘Ding’ exhibition

By SPL - | Dec 2, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED Play chess at the Sanibel Public Library or borrow a board to play at home.

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

Interest in chess has grown due to a popular show on Netflix. Play chess at the library using one of the game boards, or borrow a board to play at home. There are also magazines and books about chess.

The Sea Turtle Conservancy has loaned its traveling display to educate visitors about sea turtle lighting. It is in the nonfiction area through November. Each side of the display explains one of the three golden rules to turtle-friendly lighting and has examples of real sea-turtle-friendly light fixtures. Visitors can also pick up sea turtle information provided by the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation.

An exhibition featuring memorabilia from Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling is on display. It includes never-before-seen artifacts, historical documents and artwork, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. While at the library, stop by the main entry selfie screen for a photo. To celebrate the anniversary, email a photo with Ding — including his signature — and various birds of Sanibel overlayed on the selfie.

To use the contact-less curbside 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. Hours are Monday to Friday from noon to 3 p.m.

PHOTO PROVIDED An exhibition featuring memorabilia from Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling is on display.

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. 26 for Thanksgiving and will reopen on Nov. 27.

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

PHOTO PROVIDED A group stands on a footplank leading from the south shore of Tarpon Bay as a boat pulls up near Sisters Hotel — now the Casa Ybel Resort — in 1895.

The Sanibel Public Library is at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel.