​​Mindi Simon, Director

Southwest Florida Reading Festival
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 ReadFest.org.

Reading Festival Authors
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.



Online Author Events
New Program Starting March 1
Each month we’re featuring bestselling, award-winning and highly acclaimed authors from around the world in our new online author event series. 

Come prepared to ask questions and interact with presenters as they cover a wide range of fiction and nonfiction genres. Registration is required.

RF Giveaway Prize
Instagram Giveaway!
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. 

Participation is easy, follow our festival Instagram page @swflreadingfestival as well as liking and tagging a friend in the comments of the relevant post: bit.ly/RF24Giveaway. For more information visit https://www.leegov.com/library/rfgiveaway

Together We ReadTogether 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 HelpTax 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 Tax Page provides a list of local resources to assist with tax preparation and questions. 

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