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Sanibel library offers teens gaming access

By SPL - | Apr 28, 2021

PHOTO PROVIDED Dean Drobnyk tests out the new gaming computers at the Sanibel Public Library.

The Sanibel Public Library has added new Element MR Desktop Pro computers to its Teen Area.

The area includes Webcams, comfortable headsets and chairs that are perfect for gaming. The new configuration also offers teens a variety of tools for learning, creating and developing visual projects and media. The computers are set up with software like 3-D modeling, music and audio production, video production, graphic design, game development and coding, plus games including Minecraft.

Library technology staff will also host makerspace lessons that will include the software. Library cardholders can also login to Brainfuse for lessons or to borrow books that teach the design process.

Locals and visitors can attend U.S. Civil War history programs with Duane Shaffer via Zoom. Joined by his wife, Holly, he will present “Battle of Gettysburg: Day Two” on April 30 at 10 a.m. His next programs are scheduled for May 14 and 28. More details and login instructions are at www.sanlib.org. In addition, replays of Shaffer’s past programs can be watched online.

The library has 2020 IRS Form 1040/1040 SR and its instruction booklet. The forms are available in limited supply. All other tax forms can be printed from the IRS Website at irs.gov. Those who need help printing forms can ask library staff for assistance. A library card is not required to use the printers.

During the month of April, stop by the library to see landscape and seascape acrylic paintings by Sanibel-Captiva Art League member Jim Storer on display.

Youth Services Librarian Deanna Evans posts online storytimes each week. To share in her virtual storytimes, songs and smiles, check out the library’s Children’s Page at sanlib.org/children.

The library 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 have three days, excluding Saturday and Sunday, to pick up items. Hours are Monday to Friday from noon to 3 p.m.

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.