Library Update - March 30, 2020

We miss you all!

Due to the Governor's Stay At Home order last Thursday, for the safety of our patrons and staff, the library building is closed to patrons and staff.  What does this mean?
  • Staff can no longer get materials ready for patrons with items on hold.
  • We can no longer accept any materials in the Book Drop.  It is locked.  Please do not leave anything at the front door, as staff are not able to take care of anything.
  • Staff are working from home.  They are working on answering emails, processing new library cards, preparing virtual story hours, book discussions, and other ways to connect with you online.
  • If you have a question or need something, please email the library at
The Town of Sandown is also scheduling regular postings regarding any updates.  Check their COVID-19 page for all the information.


The Sandown Board of Library Trustees will hold their regular meeting on Thursday, April 9 at 6pm.  We will be posting a link for anyone to join us remotely. 


Check out the virtual story time on YouTube! Click here to access the first story time.
Our YouTube channel is Simply Stories.

Each Thursday at 10am, until we re-open to the public and resume programs, Ms Tricia will be leading her weekly story time and craft online.

March Madness 2020

We are still excited to see what your favorite book will be at the end of our March Madness Tournament of Books. 
This is Week 2 and votes will be collected until midnight on Monday, March 30.  Click the link below:
Week 3 Ballot
For a title list and descriptions of the books, click:  March Madness 2020 List of Titles


Temporary Library Card Application

If you do not have a Sandown Public Library card, and would like to access the library's online resources, we have created a way for you to apply for a temporary library card.  You must be a Sandown resident or pay taxes in Sandown to qualify.  Right now, this card is good through May 15.  You can come into the library and show proof of residency and you will be given your permanent library card at that time.  Once you complete the application, you will be sent an email with all the information you need to start accessing the online resources.

Temporary Sandown Library Card Application

Daily Adventures for Kids

Hello everyone!.  This is Ms. Adrienne, the Youth Services Librarian at the Sandown Public Library. Every day, I will post  a daily adventure at 9:00AM on the Library's FaceBook Page. The daily adventure will also be posted on the Sandown Public Library website on the Children's Page.  The daily adventure is an activity, craft, or food science that you and your family can do at home with common household materials.
Every daily adventure will consist of interactions between you and me. For an example, you will be given an activity and then asked to email me a picture of what you made and I will post it to the Library's Facebook Page or with the help of an adult, you can post to Facebook directly.  Some days, I will ask questions such as, “What is your favorite book or character?" We will have fun together!


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at


Next Meeting:  April 27