15th Annual Children’s Environmental Art Contest-Info for 2021

monarch butterflyPlease be sure to see this 2 page flyer for details on the contest. All children in Lee County ages 5 to 12 are invited to participate in the 15th Annual Children’s Environmental Art Contest “Coloring the Earth.”

Organized by Friends of the Cape Coral Library, the theme for 2020-2021 is Save the Monarch Butterfly and ways to protect this precious species from pesticides, herbicides, habitat loss and other main threats.

Originally scheduled for last year but postponed due to Covid-19, the contest presents new features this year. So what is new? All entries MUST be mailed to the Friends instead of being submitted to the entry box in Library Youth Services. Please do NOT turn in entries to the public library. So mail or drop off entries to a specific address that is listed on page 2 of the flyer. Also for the first time, the Friends added this year a new age category (5-6 years old) and the awards presentation will be held virtually. Questions? Email Art Contest Chair at alessialeathers@yahoo.com

22nd annual Southwest Florida Reading Festival goes fully virtual

Mark your calendar now for 2021 event. As in previous years, Friends of the Cape Coral Library is a sponsor. After more than 20 years celebrating the power of reading in the community, the Southwest Florida Reading Festival will carry on its traditions in a new way this March by adopting a fully virtual format. Nearly 30 acclaimed and bestselling authors are scheduled to give virtual presentations and participate in live, interactive Meet & Greets on the event website from March 1-13, 2021. In addition to engaging with the bestselling authors, this year’s attendees can enjoy activities for all ages, including an online reading challenge, grab-and-go crafts, and online S.T.E.A.M. contests challenging participants to create masterpieces with LEGO and art materials.

As in previous years, the festival will provide each participating child and teen with a free book. This year, the free books will be distributed in age-appropriate grab-and-go craft bags, which can be requested from any of the 13 Lee County Library System branches starting Feb. 22, while supplies last. Visit www.readfest.org for more information as it becomes available.

Cape Coral Library is OPEN

Our library is open at 50% capacity with hours 10:00 am - 6 pm, Mon. - Wed. and 10:00 am - 4 pm Thurs. - Sat.

Contactless curbside pickup will continue. Donations are not being accepted at this time.

Read complete county press release with more detailed information about library operations at www.leegov.com, latest news.

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Cape Coral Public Library

The Friends of the Cape Coral Library is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the resources and services of the library. The Friends raise funds for supporting programs and purchasing materials for the library that are not covered by the Lee County budget. As library advocates, our members speak out in support of local, state, and national libraries.

The Friends of the Cape Coral library actively promote and support the library through programs and activities, including:

  • Book sales
  • Special fundraising events
  • Membership meetings devoted to topics of interest to library supporters
  • Guest author appearances that help build interest in books and reading
  • Public programs that provide cultural enrichment for the community

General Membership Meetings, which are free and open to the public, are held at the Cape Coral Library on a Saturday morning during the months of January, March, May, July, September and November. Dates can vary; please be sure to check the calendar.

Join us at 9:30 a.m. for coffee and snacks, then a business meeting, followed by a interesting and informative presentation. Socialize with members, hear about upcoming events, and find out how you can help us make this important community resource, our library, even better.  


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