Isle of Wight Council

Sandown Library

Regular events

All regular events held inside the library are currently cancelled. To join our online events visit our Friends of Sandown Library Facebook page.


Rhymetime is held every Thursday from 10.30am to 11am. Free singing, dancing and music for toddlers.

Historical Association

At Sandown Library we have an exhibition of old Sandown photos throughout history, courtesy of the Sandown and District Historical Association. These are updated regularly and are well worth a look.

Find My Past

Sandown Library has free access to ancestry website 'Find My Past'. Search for your ancestors in census records and use parish records to find births, marriages and deaths dating back to 1538. Pop in to the library for more information or give us a ring on the telephone number in the 'Contact' tab above. Booking is a good idea but not essential.

Family History

If you would like help getting started with your family history make an appointment for a free one to one, hour-long session in the library. Sessions will take place on a Thursday morning at 11.30am. Booking is essential. For more information telephone us using the details on the 'Contact' tab above.

Knit and Natter

Knit and Natter takes place every Friday at 1.30pm at Sandown Library. Whether you’re an experienced knitter or a complete novice, come along and join in the fun. Free tea and coffee provided.


Alternate Thursdays at 3pm, and every Tuesday at 3.30pm. A gentle, creative programme of dance excercises to music. All levels of mobility welcome. Our dance group is free and there is no need to book. For more details call Independant Arts on 01983 822437.

Lego Club

The Lego Club is held on the first and third Saturdays of every month from 11am to 12.00pm, our Lego Club is free of charge and there is no need to book. Come along and create models from our huge collection of Lego. Adults welcome to join in!

Cinema Club

Our Cinema Club holds a film show on the second Friday of every month, at 7pm. Tickets are £3 and booking is essential. Early booking recommended. Contact the library to add your email to our mailing list for future titles.

Tea and Chat

This is a new social group, held on the last Friday of every month between 11am and 12.15pm. Enjoy a cup of tea / coffee and chat to new and old friends! No need to book.