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Shelves and Shelves of Fun: Local Libraries Can Keep You Entertained his summer

Beat the heat and head to your local public library for something entertaining and educational to do this summer. In addition to traditional book borrowing, adults and children alike can also borrow DVDs, birdwatching kits, and puzzles, learn new library apps, and enjoy reading programs and storytimes. Cardholders can even borrow video games or play them right at the library. Libraries offer a variety of events and activities such as craft classes, discussion groups, special programs for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs for older kids and teens. 

Most local libraries run annual summer reading programs for kids. For details, check out the events calendar on each library’s website.  



 “This year’s theme is ‘Oceans of Possibilities’ and highlights all of the amazing experiences and resources the library has to offer.” —Melissa Baker, manager of programming and community outreach, Lee County Library System 


“I am super excited about this year’s [summer reading program] theme—Oceans of Possibilities.” —Deanna Evans, youth services librarian, Sanibel Public Library 


“The Fort Myers Beach Public Library is a wonderful place to relax and get out of the heat in the summer months. And we offer our patrons a wide variety of resources at little to no cost.” Liz Rhodes, head of circulation, Fort Myers Beach Public Library 



Sanibel Public Library

770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel 



Fort Myers Regional Library

2450 First Street, Fort Myers 


Bonita Springs Public Library

10560 Reynolds Street, Bonita Springs 


Cape Coral Lee County Public Library

921 SW 39th Terrace, Cape Coral 


Fort Myers Beach Public Library

2755 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach 



For a list of all public libraries in Lee County, see