Friends of the Sun Prairie Public Library

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The Read Before Bookstore is Sun Prairie's only store for used books!


2020 Writing Contest

Due to the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the community and the library, the 2020 Writing Contest has been suspended until further notice.
We apologize for the inconvenience.


2019 Writing Contest: "Why I Love My Library"

View or download the 2019 Anthology - Grades K-5 submissions (.pdf)

View or download the 2019 Anthology - (Grades 6-12 and Adult submissions) (.pdf)

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