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Sandusky Library
114 W. Adams St.
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
PH: 419-625-3834

Library Hours

Monday - Wednesday
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday - Friday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Follett House Museum Hours

Wednesday: 12:00-4:00 p.m. Friday: 12:00-4:00 p.m. Saturday: 12:00-4:00 p.m.

For group tours call:


Monday, September 3
Labor Day

The Norbert A. Lange and Marion Cleaveland Lange Trust of Sandusky Library

Norbert A. Lange was born on August 4, 1892 to Adolph and Anna Hauser Lange in Sandusky, Ohio. He attended the University of Michigan, where he earned three degrees, a B.A. in 1915, an M.S. in 1917, and a Ph.D. in 1918. He worked as a chemistry instructor at Michigan between 1917 and 1919 and then became a professor at Case School of Applied Science, where he worked from 1919 to 1934. Around 1945, Lange married Marion Cleaveland, who was also a chemistry professor.

The Norbert A. and Marion Cleaveland Lange Trust of Sandusky Library was created by Dr. Lange in his Last Will and Testament. He died October 12, 1972. Mrs. Lange augmented the Trust under the provisions of a Living Trust that she established on October 10, 1974, which was implemented at the time of her death, December 23, 1975.

In their own words as set forth in the Trust, the Library was to use the income from the Trust for "The promotion of cultural and educational enterprises in the City of Sandusky, Ohio, and the adjacent area within Erie County, Ohio. All such enterprises shall be open and free to, and for the cultural and educational benefit of the general public of said Erie County." The best evidence of the fact that this laudable objective has been fulfilled is the popularity of the many programs and activities presented under the auspices of the Trust during the past 42 years. The people of Sandusky and Erie County are now and will be eternally indebted to the Langes for their generosity and kindness.




       Sunday, August 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Sandusky Bay Pavilion.

                                                 Presented by

           the Lange Trust of Sandusky Library and the Bicentennial Commission

The FREE Outdoor Pops Concert will feature the Firelands Symphony Orchestra, directed by Carl Topilow, and guest artist Dan May, Sandusky born and raised. The Lange Trust of Sandusky Library is the sponsor for guest artist Dan May. The concert will also include local high school bands and Gospel singers from local churches. Tickets are not required. More details will be announced closer to the event.


Dublin Irish Dance
March 19, 2018
Clark Wilson:  Organ Concert with Silent Film

January 14, 2018

September 28, 2017

Ohio Chautauqua
June 27-April 1, 2017

Barefoot in the Park
April 2, 2017


February 19, 2016

Wes Moore
November 2, 2016
The Doo-Wah Riders
August 28, 2016

Swan Lake Ballet

April 4, 2016

The British Regiments

February 3, 2016

DUKES of DIxieland

October 22, 2015

The Alison Brown Quartet with Firelands Symphony
August 30, 2015

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
April 26, 2015

Tango Buenos Aires
February 9, 2015

Swingtime! with The Jive Aces

November 5, 2014

Clark Wilson, Organist with The Cameraman

November 22, 2014

Voca People
October 8, 2014

The Miracle Worker by Montana Repertory Theater

March 24, 2014

The DePue Brothers Band

January 21, 2014

"Beyond Glory" staring Stephen Lang
November 20, 2013

"Rhythmic Circus"
October 15, 2013

Bryon Stripling, guest with Firelands Symphony

August 29, 2013

MOMIX "Botanica"
March 12, 2013

Frederick Douglass:  In the Shadow of Slavery, starring Mel Johnson, Jr.

January 29, 2012

Romeo and Juliet by the Moscow Festival Ballet, co-sponsored by Sandusky Concert Association

March 15, 2012

FLAME, The Band

October 6, 2012

Cirque Chinois by The National Circus of the Peoples' Republic of China

October 29, 2012

The Aluminum Show
February 8, 2011
The 5 Browns
March 11, 2011
Civil War Voices by The Barter Theatre
October 24, 2011

The Gondoliers by Opera a la Carte
February 11, 2010

Lange Trust/State Theatre Film Series

October 2009 - June 2010

U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus

June 30, 2010

Firelands Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert

August 29, 2010

!Viva Mexico! by Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano

November 6, 2010

The Montana Repertory Theatre's To Kill a Mockingbird
April 22, 2009
The Shaolin Warriors
November 5, 2009
Co-sponsor of Sherman Alexie at BGSU/Firelands
November 10, 2009

The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Vox Lumiere
November 7, 2008

Jazzkeepers with Good Vibes
February 5, 2008

The Tempest by The Acting Company
March 11, 2008

Underground Railroad Sculpture at Facer Park
Dedicated November 11, 2007

John Grogan Author Talk:  Marley & Me:  Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog
November 1, 2007

Sharing Myths: Contemporary Art from the First Peoples of the NW Coast

May 13 – 18, 2007

The Natalie McMaster Band

March 13, 2007 

The 5 Browns – Reopening of State Theatre

September 12, 2006

The Jazzkeepers by Good Vibes

February 28, 2006 

Yamato, The Drummers of Japan

November 12, 2005

U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers’ Chorus

June 27, 2005

Ohio Chautauqua - BGSU Firelands Campus

June 22-26, 2005

BJORN-AGAIN – The ABBA Experience

February 16, 2005 

Mark Twain Tonight! Starring Hal Holbrook

April 27, 2004

Andrew Carnegie Re-enactor

January 11, 2004 

Sweet Honey in the Rock

October 24, 2003

5th Graders’ Tour of La Amistad

September 2, 2003

The Singing Buckeyes

March 2, 2003 


November 11, 2002


April 14, 2002

Nicario Jimenez, Retablo Artist

February 24-28, 2002 

Tartuffe – Theatre de la Jeune Lune

October 29, 2001

Ohio Chautauqua – BGSU Firelands Campus

June 27 - July 1, 2001

Diary of Anne Frank – Montana Repertory Company

March 30, 2001

AEROS, Romanian Gymnastics Co.

March 8, 2001

Sonos Handbell Ensemble

January 14, 2001 

Les Tambours du Bronx

October 30, 2000

Mr. Jack Daniel’s Original Silver Cornet Band

September 21, 2000

The Mystical Arts of Tibet, with Sand Mandala

March 26-30, 2000 

Don Cossacks of Rostov

October 19, 1999

Clarence Darrow with Leslie Nielsen

September 27, 1999

United States Air Force Band

April 13, 1999

Tango Buenos Aires

March 10, 1999

Bayou to Bourbon Street

February 19, 1999 

Vincent – with Jim Jarrett

October 29, 1998


April 28, 1998


February 18, 1998 

Winter Solstice

November 25, 1997

Nancy Wilson and Joe Williams

April 6, 1997

Mazowsze, Polish National Dance Ensemble

February 25, 1997