The Sandwich Public Library District Board of Trustees seeks candidates to fill two vacancies on the Library Board. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest detailing their background in Sandwich, personal interests, work history that may pertain to serving as a trustee and a statement indicating the reason for their interest in serving on the Board.

The Library Board is composed of seven trustees, who must be residents of the Sandwich Public Library District. On average, the Trustee position requires a time commitment of up to 12-15 hours per month (this includes 1-2 meetings and preparation). Trustees serve without compensation and must be available for regular meetings held the second Tuesday of every month in the evening. The selected candidates will serve until the next regular election in April 2017 at which time the selected candidate must either run for public election or resign from the Board. 

Interested candidates wishing to be considered should submit a letter of interest to BJ Cryer, Board Secretary by email at:



Potluck Party

Jul 31 2015 3:00 pm
Jul 31 2015 5:30 pm

To celebrate the conclusion and success of the Summer Reading Program, the library is hosting an End of Summer Reading Program Potluck Party, where all participants can enjoy a nice meal provided by the community in celebration of reading, education, and literacy!


To register for this event, please contact the library.

As a requirement to participate in this program, you must provide a detailed description of the dish you plan to bring along with an ingredient list and recipe at registration.  The recipes and ingredient lists will be displayed next to each dish in order to both share recipes with the community as well as to ensure the safety and health of all participants.

We greatly look forward to sharing good food and great experiences to celebrate this year’s conclusion of the Summer Reading Program.

potluck flyer

Marvel Movie Madness Matinee

Jun 15 2015 1:00 pm

Throughout the course of our Summer Reading Program, the library is going to show a superhero movie every Monday at 1:00pm, beginning on June 15th and running through July 31st.

No registration is required. All ages are welcome. Free popcorn will be provided.

All movies are rated PG-13, yet parental discretion is still advised.

If interested in a complete listing of the movies to be shown, please contact or visit the library.

Marvel Movie Madness

Summer Reading Festival!

Jun 12 2015 12:00 pm
Jun 12 2015 3:00 pm


Help us kick off our Summer Reading Program with a bang!

Call today to register or if you have any questions.



Who's Your Hero? Heroic Storytelling Event

Jun 30 2015 6:00 pm

Come and join the Sandwich Public Library for a special summer reading program event where you can come and share personal stories, memories and experiences about true-life heroes that have positively influenced your lives. All ages are welcome to come and express these exceptional stories.

No registration is required. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to hearing all of your real-life heroic stories!


Who's your hero Flyer

Giving Thanks to Our Heroes

Jun 18 2015 6:00 pm
Jun 18 2015 8:00 pm



This program's date has changed to Thursday, June 18th from 6:00 - 8:00pm


The library is offering you the chance to honor our military heroes for their courage, bravery, and sacrifice by writing them a personal letter thanking and appreciating them for their selfless service. After the program, the letters will be sent to the nonprofit organization, A Million Thanks, which legally controls the distribution of letters to military personnel overseas. Appropriate supplies for letter writing will be included at the program, including markers and crayons for pictures.

This program welcomes all ages and no registration is required. 

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Barb Posinger at the Sandwich Public Library 815-786-8308 x204.


Giving Thanks To Our Heroes


Readers' Haven Book Club

Jun 9 2015

Join the Readers' Haven Book Club as we read The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert during May 12th - June 9th. The discussion will be held June 9th at 7:00PM in the Children's Meeting Room. Registration is required. If interested but not yet registered, please call Barb Posinger at 815-786-8308 x209. Copies will be available for pick up at the circulation desk for registered patrons.



Reserving a Meeting Room

Have you seen our beautiful Public Meeting Room? Would you like to use it for a meeting or event? Print and complete the attached form and return it to the Library.


What else can you find at The Sandwich Public Library?

The Sandwich Public Library District is participating in the eRead Illinois Program, designed to increase access to e-books across Illinois. Using the axis360 digital platform, eRead Illinois is providing thousands of ebooks for you to borrow and enjoy. Click here for more information or click on the bookmark below to go straight to the axis360 library!


Or, for the little ones, we have TUMBLE BOOKS:  

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