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2020 Writing Contest

The Friends of the Library are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Writing Contest.
SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED! Submit online here.

This year's Writing Contest will have a different theme for each age category, as follows:

  • Grades K-5: "When I walk into the library, I feel..."
     
  • Grades 6-12: "Libraries help me to become..."
     
  • Adults: "The Library is important to the Sun Prairie Community because..."
     
  • NEW!  Participants from any age category may opt to write on the following alternate theme:
    "The unexpected closure of the Library has made me realize..."

Writings may be in any genre of writing, including personal short story, graphic novel, essay or poem, with a maximum 500 words. Three cash prizes will be awarded in each age category. Please note: the planned Recognition Ceremony has been postponed due to the pandemic, with a new date TBD.

Submissions will be accepted starting March 1st, through April 17th deadline extended to June 15th!. You may submit your writing online here: https://www.tfaforms.com/4720908. Or you may submit your writing in print form by mailing it to: Friends of the Sun Prairie Library, 1350 Linnerud Dr, Sun Prairie WI 53590. All print submissions MUST have a Submission Form attached.

Please read the full Rules & Guidelines here prior to submitting your entry. 

 

 

2019 Writing Contest:
"Why I Love My Library"

The 2019 Writing Contest Anthology is now available to view!

Writing Contest Anthology, grades K-5                       Writing Contest Anthology, grades 6-12 and Adults
(Grades K-5                          (Grades 6-12 and
submissions)                         Adult submissions)

Winners of the 2019 Dick Wanless Memorial Writing Contest:
Grades K-5: Tanish Premnath
Grades 6-12: Madeline Shea

Adults: Katie TerBeek

We congratulate the three winning authors, and applaud everyone who submitted their writings. Thank you for helping us to make this writing contest a success!
This project was funded by the Dick Wanless Memorial Fund.

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Friends of the Sun Prairie Public Library Sculpture Project

The Friends of the Sun Prairie Public Library has installed "Sun Prairie," a stainless steel sculpture with fused glass rounds, on the southeast corner of the library grounds.  On September 9, 2016, the sculpture was given to the library at a dedication ceremony featuring the Wisconsin Brass Quintet. The sculpture was designed by Dale Rogers of Haverhill, Massachusetts.  Any questions can be submitted to sunlibraryfriends@gmail.com.