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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. 

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:
Sandwich Public Library Board of Trustees - Click here for board info and terms

FOIA/OMA Officers & Contact Info:
Emily Assell | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Barbara Posinger | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 815-786-8308 x212

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 1st, and ending June 30th.
Click here to visit our Policies Page to check out our current Budget & Appropriations Ordinance.

Number and Location of Offices:
The Sandwich Public Library District has one office located at 925 S. Main St. Sandwich, IL 60548 • 815-786-8308  •

Approximate Number of Full and Part-time Employees: 
Full-time - 1
Part-time - 9

Board Committees: 
Building & Grounds • Finance • Personnel • Policy • Strategic Planning

Phillip Lenzini (309) 676-1381

Hopkins & Associates, CPAs; (815) 339-6630

The following organization operates in an advisory capacity regarding our operation:
Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) | 127 South 1st Street, Geneva, Illinois. • 866.940.4081 •
PrairieCat | 220 W. 23rd Avenue, Coal Valley, IL 61240 • Phone: 877.542.7257 • Fax: 630.566.0671 •

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

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Sandwich Public Library District

925 South Main Street, Sandwich, Illinois 60548
Phone: 815-786-8308  |  Fax: 815-786-9231

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