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Beach Library checkout survey gives results

October 23, 2013
By Dr. Leroy Hommerding , Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Weekly Activities

Preschool Story Hour on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 10:30 a.m.

Make Your Own Market Bags, Thur, Oct. 24, 1:30 p.m. Pre-register.

Afternoon Movie at the Library, Fri, Oct. 25, 1:30 p.m.

Email & Internet for Beginners on Tues, Oct. 29, 10:30 a.m..

Activity Details

It's relatively easy and inexpensive to make your own market bags and also add to the environment. Pre-register for the seminar on Oct. 24 and you'll go home with a market bag to use.

Afternoon Movie focusing on new, award-winning independent and foreign films on Oct 25, features "Lucky," 104 minutes Hindi with English subtitles.

If you get stuck when trying to do email or searching on the Internet, consider the demo/session on Oct 29. Pre-register.

Upcoming to Note

Oct 30 offers an interesting experience via the performance & reading by wrob. This will be done in a Halloween theme.

The Garden Club meets on Nov. 4 for an opportunity to learn more about how to plant and grow a garden or shrubs/trees in southwest Florida.

Sailing stories and experiences are sure to make the day in attending Adventures of Capt. Bob on Nov. 6.

The sport/adventure of geocaching offers many interesting facets. Learn its history, rules and where to go on Nov. 7.

A schedule of Community Room Activities is available at the Staff Assistance station on both first and second floors.

Checkout Survey

If you participated in the checkout survey in the past 90 days, thank you. The results for 7/10/13 to 10/10/13 show this:

I'd find the library would be even better if...

(35% said) more books were added, (30%) more DVDs were added, (10%) more community room classes were added, (10%) more computers were added, (8%) more time with staff was possible, and finally (7%) more magazines/newspapers were added.

Do you rely on staff to assist you or did you find everything on your own?

(38%) on my own, (34%) on staff, and finally (28%) that utilize both.

How far was your trip to the library?

(79%) on the Beach, (21%) off the beach.

Human Resilience

The library's reading program with a twist, "Human Resilience: A Community Story," is in full swing and will continue until November 25. Everyone is invited to participate and will earn a chance to win a Kindle Fire HD. It is easy to get started. First, choose a book to read from the program's reading list. These books have been selected because their characters exhibit resilience in tough times. Then share your thoughts in a short video or audio interview (your choice) at the library and reflect on your own resilience in tough circumstances. Your story will be weaved together with other stories into a community movie presentation at the end of the program. Visit the library's web site or come to the library to pick up a program guide and reading list. Kids ages 5-12 are encouraged to participate in the kid's version of the program, "Kids of Courage."


If you are an experienced Android tablet or phone user and would enjoy sharing your appreciation and what you've learned about the Android with others, talk to Marsha on staff or call her at 765-8162. We offer monthly classes that offer insights into using the iPad/iPhone more actively and with ease and would like to compliment that with separate sessions devoted to the Android.


The Cafe in the Library Commons on the third floor is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet friends and share a bite.


Thank for keeping the library an atmosphere enabling many to concentrate in a quieter atmosphere. If it's necessary to take or make a cellphone call, do so in the Library Commons on the third floor or go outside.

Please set the cellphone to silence as you enter the library.

Evening Hours

We return to evening hours on Mondat, Nov. 28 and on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Library is open until 7:30 p.m. both evenings.

Library Hours

When we are closed, the hours of operation are included in a recording when you call in. Stop by on Monday & Wednesday between 9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.; on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 9 and 5, and on Saturday between 9 and 1. We look forward to seeing you.



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