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2018 Newsletter

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Writing Contest:
"Why I Love My Library"


The Friends of the Sun Prarie Public Library are pleased to announce the winners of the Dick Wanless Memorial Writing Contest:

Grades K-5: Tanish Premnath

Grades 6-12: Madeline Shea

Adults: Katie TerBeek

All of the contest judges agreed that choosing one winner for each age category was not an easy task! We received so many wonderful, meaningful essays and stories, and reading all of them was such a pleasure. 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! We invite everyone to join us on Sunday, May 19th, at 2:00pm in the Renk Reading Room, as we celebrate all of your amazing essays and stories!


The submission period is now closed. Thank you to all who submitted your writings to the contest!

In celebration of the Sun Prairie Public Library’s 20th anniversary in our current building, the Friends of the Library are sponsoring a writing contest on “Why I Love My Library.” We encourage kids, teens and adults to write a personal short story, essay or poem on this topic, which will be published in an anthology. A prize will be awarded in each of three age categories.


  • Submission period: Friday, February 8th - Sunday, March 31st, 2019
  • Winners notified: Monday, April 29th. An announcement will be made during the following week.
  • Recognition Celebration: Sunday, May 19th at 2:00pm, Library Renk Room

This project is funded by the Dick Wanless Memorial Fund.

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