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ISLAND SUN - OCTOBER 2, 2015
Sanibel Public Library Donates Books
Local children read “for others” in the Sanibel Public Library’s annual Summer
Reading Program. Children received books based on the points they earned
from completing challenges and reading books. The great thing about the
program is that participants earned not only books for their personal collection, but
also books for to the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.
For the summer reading program, Youth Librarian Barbara Dunkle helped children
set reading goals. Whether the kids reach the goals or not books are earned to build
their home library. The Sanibel Public Library Foundation matches each book earned
so the child also earns a book for Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.
There were 94 preschoolers through fifth graders who participated, and 30 readers
in middle and high school. This summer, they earned 1,248 books for the Children’s
Hospital in the Reading For Others program. In the five years the library has been run-
ning the program, they have earned more than 4,000 children’s books.
The library presented the reader’s awards and earned books to the Golisano
Hospital in a ceremony on September 22. Sanibel Public Library board members Tom
Krekel, Linda Uhler and Gib Warren presented the donation with Library Foundation
Board President Ken Nirenberg.
Dunkle introduced a special guest, Dr. Stephen Brown, who spoke to the summer
readers at the library. Brown said he’s been involved with supporting a children’s hos-
pital in southwest Florida since he heard a speaker at a Kiwanis meeting more than
20 years ago. At first chair of the ambassadors to the Children’s Hospital, he currently
serves as a liason to the Children’s Hospital as a member of the board of directors for
Lee Memorial Health System. Brown said the young patients in the hospital appreci-
ate the books very much.
Shane Rafferty and Garrett Gablehouse of the Golisano Children’s Hospital accept-
ed the book donation from the library. Rafferty and Gablehouse are child life specialists
who work with the medical staff and families to provide education, play time and other
support to patients.
The library hosts weekly programs for kids of all ages. The full youth program
schedule is online at www.sanlib.org.
The Sanibel Public Library Foundation, along with the Joan Hunt Cory Children’s
Fund, underwrites the summer reading program. The Joan Hunt Cory children’s fund
was established in 2008 to honor longtime library volunteer and supporter Joan Hunt
Cory, who was also a 20-year Sanibel resident.
For more information about the Sanibel Public Library, call 472-2483 or visit www.
Participants in Sanibel Public Library’s Summer Reading Program with their awards and
Board Members present the library’s donation to Golisano Children’s Hospital
Motor Club Hosting
Cruise-In At Periwinkle Place
San Cap Motor Club is holding its
second Cruise-In of the season this
Saturday, October 3 from 9 to 11 a.m.
at Periwinkle Place Shopping Center. The
morning is entitled Cars & Coffee.
All are welcome, with or without a car.
Participants can park in the front of the shop-
ping center in an informal gathering to share
their enthusiasm of all modes of transporta-
tion. The event is casual with no pre-registra-
According to the originators of the club, Scot Congress and Mike Stone, “If you
haven’t had a chance to attend a Cruise-In, you should plan to come to this one. Each
month, new enthusiasts spend a relaxing Saturday morning with locals. The first event
was held in last September. Many individuals have joined since the inception and the
club now has more that 50 members.”
For more information on joining the San Cap Motor Club, contact Mike Stone
322-0044 or email@example.com, or Scot Congress 472-4177 or scot@scon-
gress.com. The club also has a website, www.sancapmotorclub.com, and a Facebook
page at SanCap Motor Club.
Residents and visitors share their enthusiasm for classic cars at the Cruise-In
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