Food For Fines---All February

  • $1 off overdue fines for every item brought to the library
  • $10 limit
  • Does not apply to fees for lost or damaged items
    All donations go to the Sun Prairie Food Pantry.  No expired food, please.


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Do you print at the library?
Help us prepare for a new printing system coming in early 2016.
Please use all the funds in your library printing account, and then deposit only what you need to print on a daily basis.

Most 2015 tax forms are now available online or by mail.

Here are a few links to help you get started.


The Library was pleased to host Mayor Paul Esser's State of the City Address on January 14 and January 21.
The Mayor's  State of the City Address can be viewed here.  (Video courtesy of the Sun Prairie Media Center and KSUN on Demand.)
The Mayor's State of the City slides may be viewed here.

Knitting 101
Beat the winter blues and learn the cozy craft of knitting. This 4-week series will teach students the skills to complete their first project.  Supplies will be provided.
Sundays,  February 7, 14, 21, 28     2-4 p.m.
Library Conference Room
Space is limited; registration is required call 608-825-0702 or email

Getting to Know Medicare
Get your Medicare questions answered by licensed professionals.  Feel free to bring a friend or family member.
Monday, February 8     6 p.m.
Thursday, February 11     10 a.m.
Library Conference Room
Registration required.  Call 608-825-0702 or email

Beginning Genealogy
Want to research your family tree, but don't know where to start?  This program offers an overview of genealogy and popular genealogy websites.  Bring basic family history and a laptop or tablet for hands-on experience.
Tuesday, February 9     6:30 p.m.
Library Conference Room

Genealogy Workgroup
Join our informal genealogy workgroup.  Bring your laptop or tablet for hands-on problem-solving.  All experience levels welcome.
10am -noon
February 13,      March 12       
Library Conference Room

Sitness--Fitness for People Who Sit
Sitness offers an engaging presentation of problems associated with sitting and strategies to counteract the effects.  Presented by Jonathan Garber, licensed masage therapist and yoga instructor.
Thursday, February 18     6:30 p.m.
Library Community Room
Crafting and Conversation
Bring your knitting, crochet, papercraft, or anything portable.  Work on your own, work as a group, or just enjoy the converation.
Third Sunday of Every Month:
February 21,     March 20
2 - 4 p.m.

Library Community Room
Light refreshments will be served.

Strategies for Social Security and Retirement Income
Learn to calculate your retirement income needs.
Find out how to file for and optimize your social security benefits. 
Monday, February 22     6 p.m.
Library Conference Room
Registration Required.  Call 608-825-0702 or email

Four Seasons Theatre and Sun Prairie Public Library present:
The Poets of Tin Pan Alley
The Great American Songbook comes to life through the work of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Lorenz Hart and Ira Gershwin.
Tuesday, February 23     6:30 p.m.
Library Community Room

Family Board Game Day
Enjoy some friendly competition at this drop-in event.  Our experienced board-gamers will be on hand to teach a variety of new and classic games.  Choose from our selection, or bring your own.  A fun, family event.
Saturday, February 27     10a.m. - 3 p.m.
Library Community Room

Discovering Lake Mendota
Join Don Sanford for a discussion of his book On Fourth Lake: A Social History of Lake Mendota.  Learn the story of the people, places and events that have shaped the shoreline of Madison's greatest lake.
Thursday, March 3     6:30 p.m.
Library Community Room

In 2015 commemorative sidewalk tiles in front of the library were removed, because their deteriorating condition posed a safety hazard.  The tiles came from generous donors, so all tiles that were not too damaged to salvage were placed on pallets and stored.  We are looking into ways to repurpose the tiles for future library beautification projects.From Svetha Hetzler, Library Director---Sidewalk Tile Update. September, 2015
The Sun Prairie Public Library Foundation will be contacting tile donors over the next several months to keep donors apprised of plans. We don’t want to miss anyone, but most of the records are 17 years old, and previous contact addresses may have changed.   If you or a family member donated a sidewalk tile, please fill out this Tile Donor Contact Information Form and return it to the library.  Donors who do not receive a letter by June 1, 2016, should contact Library Director Svetha Hetzler at 608-825-7323 or by email.   Contact Information Forms will also be available at the library.
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Buzz Books
A collection of popular titles with classic appeal.
*  Books for adults, teens and children
*  Available to walk-in patrons only
*  Sponsored by the Friends of the Sun Prairie Library



Last updated: Feb 04, 2016
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