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Check it out – it’s Library Card Month at Sanibel library

By Staff | Sep 22, 2021

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when Sanibel Public Library joins the American Library Association and libraries nationwide to encourage every member of the community to connect with their library and the wealth of resources it offers. This month, lucky patrons are selected at random to win a goody bag with a Sanibel Public Library beach towel. 

National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Study Mango’s Latin American Spanish course to learn more about the language and culture of Latin America. To login to Mango Languages, go to https://sanlib.org/eshelf.  

Sanibel Public Library offers an extensive online collection that is always available for students of all ages and for any patron unable to visit the library in-person. Thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies and more can be accessed at any time through the Library’s eShelf.   

Brainfuse provides cardholders of all ages access to live, online tutoring, whether attending school in person or working from home. The tutoring service is available from 2 to 11 p.m. each day of the week for students of all ages. In addition to a variety of homework help with live tutors in math, science, reading, 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 at https://sanlib.org/eshelf

Remote learners can also borrow Mobile WiFi Hotspots with their Sanibel Public Library card. Hotspots allow users to connect enabled devices (laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc.) to the internet.  

This month, the Library will participate in an educational exhibition that presents the history of 9/11, its origins, and its ongoing implications, through the personal stories of those who witnessed and survived the attacks. “September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World” includes archival photographs and images of artifacts from the permanent collection of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. Sanibel Public Library staff have selected material for further reading, in a book display near the posters.

In addition, stop by the library during September to see 25 artworks from the Sanibel-Captiva Art League’s exhibit, called “Home Sweet Home.”

It continues to offer 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 the items. Hours are Monday to Friday from noon to 3 p.m. Curbside service runs until Thursday, Sept. 30. Effective Friday, Oct. 1, patrons will pick up items on hold from the Main, East, Service Desk.

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, Sanibel.