Friends of the Sun Prairie Public Library

Friends of the Sun Prairie Public Library
Writing Contest – “Why I Love My Library

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. This project is funded by the Dick Wanless Memorial Fund. Please see the guidelines below for more information.

TIMELINE:

  • Submission period: Friday, February 1st - Friday, March 15th, 2019
  • Winners notified: Friday, April 5th
  • Recognition Celebration: Sunday, May 19th at 2:00pm, Library Renk Room

GUIDELINES:

  • Writings may be in the form of a personal short story, essay or poem, with a maximum approximately 500 words.
  • Submissions will be accepted online or in print, from February 1st – March 15th. No submissions will be accepted before or after the submission period.
  • Online submissions must be in PDF format. (If you need assistance converting a document to PDF format, staff at the Library’s Information Desk will be happy to help you.) The online submission form will be available beginning February 1st at www.sunprairiepubliclibrary.org/friends-sun-prairie-public-library.
  • Print submissions may be dropped off at the Library’s Information Desk, or mailed to the Friends of the Library at 1350 Linnerud Drive, Sun Prairie, WI, 53590. Mailed submissions must be postmarked no later than 3/15/19. All print submissions must include a completed copy of the Submission form.
  • Parents must sign a disclosure agreement for children under age 18, but may not help their child write other than taking dictation.
  • All submissions will be reviewed, and $100 cash prizes awarded on May 19th, within the following three age categories:
          -Kindergarten – grade 5
          -Grades 6 – 12
          -Adults
  • Submissions will be published together in an anthology. Only minimal editing will be provided prior to publication. Entrants will have the option to not have their work included in the anthology.
  • Any questions about the writing contest may be directed to the Friends of the Sun Prairie Public Library, at sunlibraryfriends@gmail.com.

WRITING WORKSHOPS:
Writing workshops will be offered for people who are interested in submitted an essay but are not sure how to begin. All workshops will be held in the Library Conference Room, except as otherwise indicated.

  • For kids (led by Sue Ann Klein):
          -Saturday, February 2, 10:00am
          -Thursday, February 7, 2:30pm
  • For adults & teens (led by Rex Owens and Frank Peot):
          -Thursday, January 31, 6:30pm
          -Tuesday, February 12, 4:00pm

An additional workshop for adults, led by Rex Owens and Frank Peot, will be held at the Colonial Club on Monday, February 11 at 3:30pm

 

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 Friends of the Sun Prairie Public Library Sculpture

In 2016, the Friends of the Sun Prairie Public Library installed "Sun Prairie," a stainless steel sculpture with fused glass rounds, on the southeast corner of the library grounds. The sculpture was given to the library on September 9, 2016, at a dedication ceremony featuring the Wisconsin Brass Quintet. The sculpture was designed by Dale Rogers of Haverhill, Massachusetts.

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Last Updated: Jan 11, 2019