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Sanibel Public Library marking International Games Week

November 7, 2018
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

The Sanibel Public Library is offering a new service to cardholders called Freegal music.

Freegal offers access to about 15 million songs, from artists like Bruce Springsteen to Leonard Bernstein. Download up to three songs or videos per week using a library card. If you need help with any eShelf services, contact the library at 239-472-2483 to make an appointment with staff.

The library is celebrating International Games Week now through Nov. 8. Games - solo to multi-player - will be available. In addition, youth ages 8 and older can learn about MakeyMakey computer circuitry and build a circuit that turns fruit into musical instruments on Nov. 13 from 3 to 4 p.m.

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Felix and Derek Taylor play checkers at the Sanibel Public Library. The library will celebrate International Games Week now through Nov. 8 by making various games available.

On Nov. 15, witness the sinking of RMS Titanic from 10 a.m. to noon in 10- to 20-minute virtual reality experience. Users will leave with a greater understanding of the historic tragedy that unfolded in 1912. Registration is required due to experience length. Call 239-472-2483 to setup a viewing time.

The library also hosts the following weekly programs for children:

- Family Story Time: Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and Thursdays at 11 a.m. For young readers and their caregivers, the program helps develop pre-reading skills through songs and stories.

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- After-School Crew: Thursdays at 3 p.m. Children in kindergarten through third grade will enjoy favorite books, never-knew-existed books, games and crafts, with a snack provided.

- Reading to Bessie: Rain-free Thursdays from 3:45 to 5 p.m. Have fun reading to Bessie, a bearded collie and Reading Education Assistance Dog. Participants can sign up on the spot.

- After-School Clique: Tuesdays at 3 p.m. Geared for children in fourth through sixth grade, the group will craft, build, make and play, with books and a provided snack thrown in.

The children's programs can be found on the calendar online.

Library cards are available to residents of Sanibel and Lee County at no charge.

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. It is closed on Sundays.

For more information, call 239-472-2483 or visit online at

The Sanibel Public Library is at 770 Dunlop Road.



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