Mindi Simon, Director
Celebrating 25 Years!
Come celebrate reading and libraries at the Southwest Florida Reading Festival’s 25th anniversary from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the downtown Fort Myers Regional Library campus.
The Reading Festival is a wonderful tradition, featuring author presentations and book signings for all ages, writing awards, digital resource demonstrations, crafts and more. In fulfilling the festival’s mission to promote reading, literacy and library services, every child and teen in attendance will receive a free book at the event.
The full list of participating authors and their bios can be found on the festival website at
Reading Festival Authors
This year’s Reading Festival features a great line-up of adult, teen and youth authors. In preparation of attending the author spotlights, checkout something from one of the attending authors.
We are hosting a social media contest to kick off the Reading Festival. Enter the “Book Lovers” giveaway on Instagram for a chance to win a prize pack of SWFL Reading Festival merchandise along with two books of your choice supplied by the Books-A-Million tent at the festival.
Together We Read
February 21 – March 6
The current Together We Read title is
"One Summer in Savannah" by Terah Shelton Harris.
Together We Read is an opportunity for those with a valid library card to read the same digital title at the same time without any wait lists or holds.
Tax Help at the Library
It's tax time! The Lee County Library System distributes federal tax forms during filing season (February-April) at all library branches.
While library staff cannot help you prepare your taxes or tell you which form(s) you need, our
provides a list of local resources to assist with tax preparation and questions.