In order to insure that all members of the public have the right to inspect and copy public records in accordance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (P.A. 83-1013) the following contains the information required to be furnished to the public and the mandates for the purpose of implementing the Act. 

INFORMATION – General Agency Description:

Type of Government: The Sandwich Public Library District converted to a District in 1996 (increasing in area), and is operating under the Local Library Act of July 12, 1965 (Chapter 79 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes). The governing body is composed of the elected Board of Library Trustees of seven people. The Board of Trustees exercises control over our policies and procedures; the Trustees meet monthly, the second Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m., at the Library, unless specified differently in the Establishing Dates of Meetings Ordinance.

Board of Trustees:
Jane Wolf, President
Ruth Fish, Vice President
Jennifer Boring, Treasurer;
Denise Ii, Secretary
Nancy Sanders, Trustee
Denise Curran, Trustee
Jennifer Penn, Trustee

Mission: The mission of the Sandwich Library District is to engage the community by stimulating curiosity and enhancing knowledge.

Operating Budget: The operating budget is adopted annually for the fiscal year beginning July 1, and ending June 30. The total operating budget for FY 20/21 is: $689,243.00.

Number and Location of Offices: The Library offices are located at Sandwich Public Library District 925 S. Main St. Sandwich, IL 60548 • 815-786-8308  • www.sandwichpld.org

Approximate Number of Full and Part-time Employees: Full-time- 2 • Part-time- 9

Board Committees: Building & Grounds • Finance • Fundraising • Personnel • Policy

Attorney: Phillip Lenzini (309) 676-1381

Auditor: Brian Zabel & Associates P.C.,CPA (815) 941-9833

The following organization operates in an advisory capacity regarding our operation:
Reaching Across Illinois Library System, 127 South 1st Street, Geneva, Illinois.

We are required to report and be answerable for our operations to:
Illinois State Library, Springfield, Illinois. Its members are: State Librarian, Jesse White (Secretary of State); Acting Deputy Director of State Library, Greg McCormick; and various other staff.