Throwback Thursday

As Sandwich residents prepare for the opening of the John Muir Branch of WPL in the former Fire Hall at 363 Mill Street, the first standalone Sandwich Library was located just a couple of blocks down the street at 615 Mill Street. This week’s Throwback Thursday Picture was taken circa 1972 showing the Sandwich Public Library, which was originally housed in the former Teacher’s Training Building. The Town of Sandwich established its first library in 1923 and was located in the Town Hall. In 1934 the library was moved to this location, where it functioned until Ambassador Library opened in July 1972. The structure was eventually demolished to make way for an apartment building. If you’re interested in viewing other historic photographs from Windsor’s Community Archives photograph collection please visit the digital exhibit “Windsor’s History and Pictures” at

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  1. Margaret Gobatto says:

    Please know that I’m currently ill and disabled. 95 % of the time I’m confined to my home.. The majority of this time I am in bed. After the deaths of my husband which was followed closely by that of my daughter I was beyond desperate. I was an avid reader. And with this thought in mind my older daughter was able to secure a library card for me. I respect it and the privileges it affords me. My remaining children live out of town and are unable to broker for me on the date of renewal. With all word I’ve received I expect my card to be rendered useless. I thought better of a place supported by our tax dollars. And so given this I am soon to be denied one of few things left in my life I enjoy. Do what you must.
    Margaret Gobatto.

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