A Special Meeting of the Sandwich District Library Board of Trustees Exploratory Committee for Health Insurance will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 6:30 PM in the Sandwich Public Library, 925 South Main Street, Sandwich, Illinois in the Large Study Room.

The Day That Lived in Infamy: Navigating WWII Records

May 14 2016 1:00 pm

The Day That Lived in Infamy: Navigating WWII Records

Saturday, May 14th  @ 1:00pm

The library welcomes World War II researcher, Jennifer Holik, to enlighten you with an engaging and  informative presentation on how to navigate WWII Military records. This presentation will take you on a trip through time, exploring the service history of men and women through official military resources. It will teach you how to obtain official Military Personnel Files, how military records can be used to reconstruct service history, and demonstrate how to weave military, genealogical, and historical records together. Registration required. 

Click here to register.


We need your help! Missing Yearbooks in the SPLD Collection

Missing Yearbooks at the Sandwich Public Library District!

The Sandwich Public Library is proud of its collection of High School Yearbooks that commemorate the history of the community’s youth. However, our collection is missing a few years that we hope you can help us fill in order to make our collection whole again!

The years we are missing include the following: 1916-1920, 1922-1924, 1932-1934, 1936-1937, 1940, 1980, 1981, 1998 and 2006.

If you happen to own one, or multiple copies of any of the missing years, and are willing to part with it, we ask if you would consider generously donating it to the library so we can make our collection whole.

If you have any questions, please contact the library at 815-786-8308.

Dash for the Stash!

Celebrate April's National Literacy Month by competing in the

Dash for the Stash at the Sandwich PLD!

Compete in the annual Dash for the Stash race at the Sandwich Public Library District! Dash for the Stash is a multi-state investor education program run by the Investor Protection Institute. Its focus is to educate you on various aspects of financial literacy.

Program effective  March 15th to May 15th, 2016.

To compete:

1. Visit the Sandwich Public Library District and review the four designated educational Dash for the Stash posters.

2. Proceed to take a one-question quiz that highlights each individual poster topic via computer or smartphone.

3. Answer all four questions correctly and be entered to win a $1,000 prize specifically designated to help you begin or add to your personal retirement fund!

***NOTE: Prize money can only be used for a retirement fund and will be deposited directly into the retirement account. There will be one winner per state.


If you have any questions, and/or are interested in participating in Dash for the Stash, please visit or contact the library at 815-786-8308. Good luck!

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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