The Sandwich Public Library District Board of Trustees is seeking candidates who are interested in serving on the Library Board. Two qualified candidates will be appointed by the Board to replace the two positions that are currently vacant.

Those District residents who are interested should submit an introductory personal statement which includes brief answers to the following:

  • Why are you interested in serving as a library trustee?

  • What work experiences, skills, and strengths can you offer as a trustee?

  • What would you see as some of the challenges faces libraries today?

  • What do you believe is a library’s role in the community?

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 approximately 6-8 hours per month (which includes 1-2 meetings and preparation). Trustees serve without compensation and must be available to attend the monthly Board meeting held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Each trustee is also expected to serve on 1-2 committees which meet periodically throughout the year.

The following resource gives more information on the role of a trustee: Illinois Trustee Facts File http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/libraries/pdfs/trusteefacts.pdf

If you are a community member who is interested in making a difference by becoming involved in the Library District’s planning and decision making, please consider this opportunity to serve on the Library Board.

Statements of interest should be submitted to the Board President by May 4, 2021.
Interested candidates are also encouraged to attend the regular Board meeting on May 11, 2021, if possible, to observe a Board meeting in action.

The Board will induct all newly elected and appointed trustees at the June 8, 2021 Board meeting.

Please direct statements of interest and any questions to:
Jane Wolf, Board President
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Jane Wolf
Sandwich Public Library District
925 S. Main St.
Sandwich, IL 60548