Welcome to Carl Sandburg Festival!

The Carl Sandburg Festival is held each spring. Members of the Galesburg community have joined together since 1996 for a celebration of the life and legacy of Galesburg native, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Lincoln biographer--Carl Sandburg.

Sandburg Festival


The Sandburg Festival honors Galesburg-born, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Lincoln biographer, Carl Sandburg, and his family by celebrating with the community through educational and recreational activities.
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Maltese Faclon book coverBig Read

March & April 2016

"THE BIG READ is an initiative of the Galesburg Public Library in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. Big Read supports organizations across the country in developing community-wide reading programs which encourage reading and participation by diverse audiences.
This years book is "Sun, Stone, Shadows".

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