July 4, 2019

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Department Updates

City Assessor's Office: The Assessor’s Office will be conducting its annual Open Book July 8 through July 19. During this time the Assessment Roll is open to the community for review.  Time is reserved for property owners to make appointments with the Assessing staff to review property records and discuss valuation concerns.  

Economic Development Department: Please join the Sun Prairie Business Improvement District for this summer’s Streets of Sun Prairie line-up of Thursday night events taking place in Downtown Sun Prairie. This series is designed to offer a variety of entertainment and engaging activities for all ages!  

Fire Department: There will be a remembrance ceremony held on Wednesday, July 10 at Fire Station 1 at 135 N. Bristol Street. All community members are invited to attend the event. 

Parks and Recreation Department: We have a variety of upcoming classes and events! Sign up for P90X,  Boot Camp in the Park, or join us for a day of mud with Sludge Trudge! Don't forget to check out our upcoming special events at the pool!

Planning Division: We want your feedback! We would like your input on the Comprehensive Plan. A public hearing has been scheduled before the City of Sun Prairie Plan Commission for Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers. Mark your calendars for our next community workshop for the  Main and Bristol Site! 

Police Department: We are excited to announce a new service we are offering online! You can now Register your bicycles online! We're sharing photos from recent events including the K9 Brat Fry Fundraiser. Our sincere thanks to the Patzer family for organizing this annual event and to Pick N' Save for hosting!

Public Works Department: Due to the Independence Day holiday, there will be no refuse and recycling collections on Thursday, July 4. All residents receiving City-sponsored refuse and recycling collections will be delayed one day beginning Thursday. Our next brush collection will start the week of July 8. 

Sun Prairie Historical Library and Museum: We will be reopening our doors with an Open House event on July 14 from 12 p.m.–4 .p.m! Although we have not yet completed the renovations, we want to open our doors to the community and show off all the progress that has been made and changes that are coming! We're also looking for volunteers! Learn more about our upcoming Meet-and-Greet at the library.

Sun Prairie Media Center: There is a season... and this season seems to be one of change at the Media Center! We're saying goodbye to some familiar faces and welcoming new ones, including our 2019 Peter Wright Scholarship winner!

Sun Prairie Public Library: We're excited to announce a visit from Dash & Copper, who are nationally and internationally recognized trick dog act based right here in Dane County! Don't forget to register for Teen Creativity Club or the Book'n It Run for Literacy!

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City Assessor's Office

Open Book and Assessment Roll Information

Open Book for 2019 will be held July 8 through July 19, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with some limited evening appointments. 

Open Book is the time when the new assessment roll is first available for public viewing. This is also an opportunity for property owners to informally meet with the assessing staff if they want to review their records and discuss any valuation concerns. Issues can often be resolved during the Open Book period eliminating the need to further appeal their assessment before the Board of Review. 

Updated property listing information will be available to the public via our web page. Assessment Roll books will be available at City Hall, 300 E. Main Street as well as the Sun Prairie Public Library, 1350 Linnerud Drive. 

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Economic Development Department

Streets of Sun Prairie

Two Birds of a Feather as Dueling Pianos in Cannery Square
July 18, 2019
5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

  • Two Birds of a Feather duo Marta Hansen, owner of The Piano Gal Shop, and Clarisse Tobia will perform as Dueling Pianos. Dueling Pianos is a format where there are two pianists / singers that take requests. A song list of about 150 songs that will be available. Event attendees will be able to select requests from the list and put them in a song request jar. Songs can go up the request ladder when a tip is included to the performers. Songs available are from all genres. Audience participation is encouraged. 
  • Funny Faces Family Entertainment will apply waterproof glitter tattoos. 
  • Rachel Manzke Photography will be on-site to take a photo of your child/children; when you visit www.rachelmanzke.com after the event, you’ll be able to get a FREE download! 1 photo per child please.

Classic Cars on Market Street and Cannery Square
July 25, 2019
5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

  • Road Apples Car Club will be on hand to show off a variety of classic cars. Come on down to chat with the owners about their passion for these amazing automobiles! Please visit https://www.road-apples.org/ for more information.
  • Funny Faces Family Entertainment will provide caricature drawings and create balloon sculptures for kids.
  • Musical performance by the band 3 Miles Away. Please visit www.3milesawayband.com for more information.

Wild Rumpus Circus in Cannery Square (Rain backup location: Downtown Fire Station, 135 N. Bristol Street.)
August 1, 2019
5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. 

  • The Wild Rumpus Circus will have stilt walkers on hand from 5:30–7:00 p.m.; will provide a 30-minute comedy/juggling performance by Jacob Mills from 6–6:30p.m.; and provide a hands-on Try Circus activity stations (trapeze, German Wheel, and tight wire) from 6:30–8:00 p.m.
  • Funny Faces Family Entertainment will provide face painting and balloon sculpting.
  • Rachel Manzke Photography will be on-site to take a photo of your child/children; when you visit www.rachelmanzke.com after the event, you’ll be able to get a FREE download! 1 photo per child please.

Sing-a-Long in Cannery Square
August 8, 2019
5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

  • Marta Hansen, owner of The Piano Gal Shop will host her annual Sing-a-Long with a selection of classics from Disney, Pixar, and other animated favorites. Lyric sheets will be available. Audience participation is encouraged, as well as costumes.
  • Funny Faces Family Entertainment will apply waterproof glitter tattoos and create balloon sculptures for kids.

The Streets of Sun Prairie event series is sponsored in part by the Bank of Sun Prairie. The Wild Rumpus Circus event on August 1 is also sponsored in part by Eddie’s Alehouse & Eatery.

The Streets of Sun Prairie event series is designed to offer a variety of entertainment and engaging activities throughout Downtown Sun Prairie that hopefully appeals to a wide range of people. We hope that residents and visitors explore Downtown Sun Prairie before and after all of the events.

Follow us on Facebook at Downtown Sun Prairie for more event details at www.facebook.com/downtownsunprairie!

Fire Department

July 10 Remembrance Ceremony

On Wednesday, July 10, 2019, the City of Sun Prairie and Sun Prairie Fire & Rescue Company will host an event in remembrance of last summer's tragic natural gas explosion and fire that took the life of Fire Captain Cory Barr and damaged several properties in downtown Sun Prairie.

All community members are invited to attend the one year anniversary event. This will be an opportunity to acknowledge the various organizations whose efforts kept the community safe and assisted in the aftermath and recovery.

The evening will begin with a gathering starting at 6:00 p.m. at Fire Station 1 (135 N. Bristol Street) with a schedule of events as follows:

6:45 p.m.             Remarks from Mayor Esser, Chief Garrison and Abby Barr

7:00 p.m.             Honor Guard will lead the walk to the site of the Barr House

7:05 p.m.             Closing prayer with a moment of silence to be observed for Captain Cory Barr

At the conclusion of the event, community members are invited to support local downtown businesses. A list of participating businesses will be shared closer to the event on the Downtown Sun Prairie Facebook page including those with extended hours and special offers to recognize and support City of Sun Prairie Emergency Services.

Starting at 5:30 p.m., Bristol Street at Main Street, Bristol Street at Cliff Street and Columbus Street at Angell Street will be closed. Streets will re-open by 7:30 p.m.

The event will be held rain or shine. Public parking is available throughout downtown Sun Prairie in the various downtown lots.

Razor Sharp Screen Printing will have t-shirts available for purchase online at https://razor-sharp-screen-printing.myshopify.com/ and in store starting Thursday June 13 while supplies last. $4 of every purchase will be used to memorialize Captain Cory Barr.

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Parks & Recreation Department

Coming Soon

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification Training
M-Th, 7/8-7/18
Ages 16+, 8:00 am-12:30 pm
$225 R/$245 NR

Are you interested in a fun and rewarding job that is in high demand?!  Do you like children?  If so, consider taking the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification course!  This certification course prepares candidates to teach swimming lessons in accordance with the American Red Cross Learn to Swim and Water Safety Program.

Pre-requisites:  Participants must be 16 years of age by the last day of class, must pass a pre-course evaluation with the following elements: Swim 25 yards freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke and 15 yards butterfly at a Level 4 proficiency, maintain position on back for one minute in deep water (floating) and tread water for one minute.

Participants must attend all classes for the entire session.  Participation in class is not a guarantee of certification.

There is an online component to the course which must be completed prior to the start of the first day.  The instructor will contact all registrants with further information upon registration.

Volleyball Camp
M-Th, 7/8-18
Grades 2-3, 4:00-5:00 pm
Grades 4-5, 5:15-6:15 pm
$44 R/$64 NR

Participants will learn the game of volleyball and develop their skills through game play. This camp is suitable for beginners and intermediate players. You can take one or both sessions to improve your skills. Session 1 and 2 will cover the same skills and activities.

Registration deadline to receive a camp T-shirt is July 3.

Dance Fitness Party
Mondays, 7/8-8/12  
Ages 6+, 5:15-6:00 pm
$48* R/$68* NR

*Fee is for two family members – each additional family member is $10

Do you and your kids like to dance to songs from all over the world?  If so, come join the party!  You will be dancing to pre-choreographed songs from WERQ, Zumba and Bolly X dance fitness formats.  The goal of this class is to have fun and get a great workout.

Zumba Gold
Tuesdays, 7/9-8/13
Thursdays, 7/11-8/15
Ages 16+, 8:45-9:30 am
$28 R/$42 NR

Join this modified Zumba class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity. The design of this class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion, coordination, cardiovascular/muscular conditioning, and flexibility! Come ready to sweat, and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong.

Boot Camp In The Park
Wednesdays, 7/10-8/14
Ages 16+, 6:00-6:45 pm
$28 R/ $42 NR

Boot camp is an energetic, high-intensity workout that uses different types of fitness formats to achieve a full-body workout. And better yet, these sessions will be outside! We will use mostly body weight, partner work and park structures to facilitate both our cardio and strength training exercises! You can expect to be challenged, have fun and break a sweat during this 45 minute workout!

P90X
Thursdays, 7/11-8/15
Ages 16+, 6:30-7:15 pm
$28 R/ $42 NR

P90X is a total-body workout that will keep your body guessing - and transforming- with a variety of strength training moves, cardio conditioning, and core work. In every class you'll tone strong, lean muscle, and together, you'll bust through any plateau that stands in your way.

P90X Babysitting Service
M-Th, 7/11-8/15
Ages 0-10, 6:30-7:15 pm
$15 R/$23 NR

Need a babysitter? No problem! Have Parks and Recreation Department staff entertain your little one each week while you attend class! Must be registered for P90X in order to register for Fitness babysitting.

Pampered Chef Cooking: Easy Dorm Meals
Saturday, 7/13
Ages 17+, 9:30-11:30 am
$45 R/$65 NR

Don't want to live off of ramen noodles and Spaghetti O's like all of your other college friends?  Come and learn some easy, peasy dorm meals that are delicious and nutritious.

Outdoor Sports Adventure
M/W, 7/15-7/31
Ages 3-4, 4:00-4:45 pm
Ages 5-6, 5:00-5:45 pm
Ages 7-8, 6:00-6:45 pm

Tu/Th, 7/16-8/1
Ages 3-4, 9:00-9:45 am
Ages 5-6, 10:00-10:45 am
Ages 7-8, 11:00-11:45 am

$33 R/$50 NR

Participate in a new and exciting sport each day! This program will keep your child active all summer with a variety of sports and activities. Participants will enjoy a combination of large group games and individual drills focused on improving basic techniques while also teaching teamwork, fair play, coordination and more! Join us for this outdoor sports exploration adventure!

For T/Th classes PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE TO STONERIDGE ESTATES FIELD #1

Tot Lot Session 2
M-Th, 7/15-7/25
Ages 3-4, 10:00-10:45 am
$33 R/$50 NR

Come play in the park! Tots will enjoy theme-based games and activities, create art and make new friends.  Tot Lot will be led by fun, friendly staff.  Be sure to dress for the weather and wear tennis shoes as they are required.  Please note:  Children must be toilet trained to participate in this program.

Skateboard Lessons
M-F, 7/15-7/19
Ages 8-13, 5:30-7:00 pm
$33 R/$53 NR

Learn to skateboard with these introductory lessons that focus on movement on the board, basic tricks and safety. Skateboards and helmets are not supplied but are required for attendance. Knee and elbow pads are highly encouraged. The first hour of lessons will be instruction followed by 30 minutes of supervised practice.

Note:

  • Standard "Pill Shaped" skateboards only
  • No penny boards or longboards (hard to maneuver and learn tricks)
  • Metal trucks only
  • 58mm wheels or smaller
  • Boards must have grip tape

Doll Series: Surfin’ Safari
Tuesday, 7/16
Ages 6-8, 1:00-2:30 pm
$22 R/$33 NR

Girls will love our doll camp!  Bring your American Girl Doll or your favorite 18" doll to camp and we'll have a marvelous time.  Each day will include theme-based arts & crafts, snacks and other fun activities.

Sludge Trudge
Thursday, 7/18
Ages 11-15, 1:00-2:30 pm
$19 R/$29 NR

Come join us for a day of muddy fun!  We will be playing games and racing the Sludge Trudge Dash obstacle course.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course
M-Th, 7/29-8/8
Ages 15+, 8:00 am-12:30 pm
$225 R/$245 NR

Are you interested in a challenging, yet rewarding job?!  Consider becoming an American Red Cross Lifeguard!  Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you will learn surveillance skills and water rescue techniques.

Pre-requisites:  Participants must be 15 years of age by the last day of class, complete a 300-yard continuous swim, tread water for two minutes using just their legs and retrieve a submerged 10-pound brick and swim 20 yards with both hands on the brick.

Participants must attend all classes for the entire session.  Participation in class is not a guarantee of certification.

There is an online component to the course which must be completed prior to the start of the first day.  The instructor will contact all registrants with further information upon registration.

Milwaukee Brewers Baseball
Friday, 8/23
7:10 pm start
$57 R/$67 NR

This summer we are once again offering a family trip to see the Milwaukee Brewers.  Participants will take a chartered coach bus to Milwaukee to enjoy a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The seats are Loge Infield Box Level and are located in section 211.  Anyone needing special assistance or accommodations must notify us upon registering.  The bus will board immediately following the end of the game for the return trip to Sun Prairie.

The bus will board at 4:45 pm at the WCSB and depart at 5:00 pm sharp.

Special Events at the Pool

Mark your calendar for these exciting events at the Family Aquatic Center this summer!

Little Splashers Pool Party
Saturday, July 13
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

This is an opportunity for children ages 8 and under and their parents/caregivers to have the pool to themselves! Floatation devices and pool toys are welcome during this special event.

Special Admission: $2.00 per person. Free for season pass holders.

Shark Week Charade
Saturday, July 27
12:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Come celebrate the end of Discovery Channel's Shark Week at this shark-inspired party! There will be a DJ to dance the day away, a shark-themed scavenger hunt, a shark make and take craft, meal deals and more!

Special Admission: $3.50 per person. Free for season pass holders.

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Planning Division

Community workshop Scheduled

Community Workshop - June 25 from 5:30 - 7After receiving almost 1,000 big ideas for the Main and Bristol site, the Lakota Group has developed multiple concepts and land use ideas. Your input is needed in this critical phase of the planning process to ensure everyone’s voice has been heard.

Please save the date for our next Sun Prairie Stronger Community Workshop on July 25 at City Hall from 5:30-7:00 PM. Participants will get the chance to provide input on their favorite concepts and ideas as we shape the heart of the Sun Prairie Community. We hope to see you there!

For more information, please visit the project website at: sunprairiestrongerplan.com

Comprehensive Plan Public Hearing Set for July 9

A public hearing to receive input on the Draft Sun Prairie Comprehensive Plan, 2019 – 2039, has been scheduled before the City of Sun Prairie Plan Commission for Tuesday, July 9, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers on the second floor of the Sun Prairie Municipal Building, 300 E. Main Street at 7:00 pm.

On Wednesday, June 26, the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee approved a series of final adjustments to the document, and voted unanimously to recommend approval of the Plan to the Plan Commission for consideration.

The new Plan would replace the existing Comprehensive Plan that was adopted in 2009. The Plan was developed with significant public input. In addition to many meetings with the Steering Committee, the process included two series of community forums, a community survey, discussions with over 15 focus groups, meetings with numerous City boards and commissions, joint meetings with the Plan Commission and City Council, and additional online public input activities.

Hardcopies of the Comprehensive Plan are available for review at the Public Library (1350 Linnerud Drive) and at the City Clerk’s Office (300 E. Main Street). The Plan is also available on the Planning Division page of the City’s website.

Anyone interested in providing comments on the Plan is welcome to attend the public hearing to do so. Comments may also be provided in writing to the Planning Division prior to the hearing at 300 E. Main Street, Sun Prairie, WI 53590, or by email at skugler@cityofsunprairie.com.

A Comprehensive Plan is the City’s primary policy guide for growth and development decisions. It contains information and goals, policies and actions in the areas of housing, transportation, economic development and land use, among other topics. The City’s Planning Division has been working with MSA Professional Services and a 20-member citizen Steering Committee to develop the Plan since April of 2018.

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Police Department

K9 Brat Fry Fundraiser

To support and show appreciation for the Sun Prairie Police Department, K9 Lasko and his handler, Officer Benjamin Pluim and the Patzer family hosted their K9 Laskoannual brat fry fundraiser on Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 at Pick N Save. Lasko was on hand to greet his friends and supporters. A big thanks to everyone that came out for the brat fry fundraiser! Through the generosity of many, approximately $1,300 was raised to support the Sun Prairie Police Department K9 Program! Our sincere thanks to the Patzer family for organizing this annual event, and to Pick N' Save for hosting. 

Joint Resolution 62

Sun Prairie Assistant Police Chief Brian Teasdale joined Sun Prairie Fire Chief Chris Garrison and EMS Chief Brian Goff at the state capital for Joint Resolution 62 to remember Fire Captain Cory Barr.

State Assembly Joint Resolution 62

Online Form for Bike Registration

Did you know that there is no fee to register your bike? And, the license is valid for the lifetime of the bicycle! Registering your bike ensures that if it is ever stolen, it can be identified and you can prove ownership.

You can now register your bike online! Once we receive and review the registration, we will mail out the sticker to the address provided. Be sure to fill out the application completely and ensure the information is accurate. 

Sunshine Supper

Staff from the Sun Prairie Police Department enjoyed joining along with the City of Sun Prairie in serving meals at Sunshine Supper on the 24th of June.

Sunshine Supper Photo with Staff

Sunshine Supper Staff Serving









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Public Works Department

Collection Change Due to Holiday

There is no collection on Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. All residents receiving City-sponsored refuse and recycling collections will be delayed one day beginning Thursday. This means that beginning Thursday, the Thursday route will be picked up on Friday and the Friday route will be picked up on Saturday. Please have your carts curbside by 7 a.m. on the listed collection day to ensure they are not missed. 

July Brush Collection

Our next brush collection is scheduled to start Monday, July 8. To ensure your brush is collected, place materials curbside appropriately by 7 a.m. Brush may not get collected if placed out incorrectly.Public Works 13

To ensure pick-up, please follow the following guidelines:

  • Brush must be stacked neatly at the curb, piled no more than 4 feet high, with cut ends facing the curb.
  • Leave branches in long segments, as long as 1 person can handle. Do not cut into small segments.
  • Brush should not be piled in a manner that affects motorist visibility, and should also be kept away from trees, signs, parked cars, mailboxes, fire hydrants, and utility poles.
  • Do not put brush in bags, boxes, or trash containers - we will not pick it up. Keep brush in back of curb.
  • Materials greater than 8 inches in diameter must be cut into manageable pieces, and kept separate from brush. Logs and branches 4 inches or more in diameter must be trimmed of all small branches. Materials less than 1 inch in diameter must be tied together in 4 foot bundles, not exceeding 50 pounds.
  • We will not collect brush that is cut or trimmed by contractors. Contractors hired by property owners are responsible for removing the material. Collections are for brush and tree trimmings from a typical residential clean-up, not entire tree removals.
  • Do not mix yard waste in with your brush pile, neither will be collected.
  • Keep brush free of wire, tape, or inorganic materials. The use of string or twine is acceptable.

Please note, materials are not collected in one day. Collections will be conducted in the most expedient method possible, but inclement weather and mechanical problems may create delays.  Collections are generally completed within one week, if you have not been picked up within that time, please call Public Works at 608-837-3050 to inform them of the missed collection. Items will only be considered missed and rescheduled if they were set out by the first day of collection.

Visit the Brush Collection page for more information.

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Sun Prairie Historic Library and Museum

Open House Event

On July 14, the Sun Prairie Historical Library and Museum will be reopening with an Open House event  from 12 p.m.–4 .p.m at 115 E. Main Street. Although we have not yet completed the renovations, we want to open our doors to the community and show off all the progress that has been made and changes that are coming! Plus, we will be unveiling the first phase of our new exhibit look!

Stop by the museum see what we have going on, meet the staff, find out how to get involved as a volunteer and learn about how you can support the museum as we continue renovations. We will have cookies and lemonade as well as a special giveaway for the first 50 visitors!

Our open hours during renovation work will be Mondays and Thursdays from 5 p.m.–8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Once renovations are completed, these hours will be updated.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Call us at 608-825-0837 or email us at museum@cityofsunprairie.com for more information!

Volunteer Meet and Greet

Interested volunteers are invited to attend an informational session and “Meet and Greet” event at the Sun Prairie Public Library's Conference Room on July 9 from 6: 00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Stop in to meet museum staff and board members, and to learn about opportunities for volunteering at the museum! 

Volunteer positions include:

  • Museum Docents
  • Walking Tour Guides
  • Reference Volunteers
  • Collections Volunteers
  • School Tour Volunteers
  • Program Volunteers (regular programs)
  • Special Event Volunteers (Christmas Tree Lighting, BID events, etc.)

Volunteer with us just once a month, or once a week, and share the stories of Sun Prairie’s history to make the past come alive. Call Museum Director, Helen Wirka, at 608-825-0837, or email museum@cityofsunprairie.com for more information about volunteering or to sign up to attend.

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Sun Prairie Media Center

Comings and Goings at the SPMC

There is a season... and this season seems to be one of change at the Media Center! First up we were sad to learn during the June meeting of our Media Center Commission that Tammy Schmieden was resigning her board post effective immediately. Tammy has been serving on the commission for nearly ten years, much of that time as chairperson. We wish Tammy all of the best and remind her that our meetings are open to the public, so anytime she wants to come by, she is always welcome! We are happy to welcome current board member Steve Sabatke as chairperson and current radio producer Caprise Waak (“GRRL-Powered Radio” and “Play Anything”) to the board (pending council approval on July 16!).

We are also set to welcome in July Colin Lessig as the newest member of the SPMC staff. Colin will be the new SPMC production manager focusing largely on 103.5 FM The Sun Community Radio. Colin comes to us from UW-Platteville, where he has spent nearly a decade as an instructor. He has also worked with kids of all ages and hosted a radio program for most of his time in college. Colin is scheduled to begin on July 22. Welcome Colin!

SPMC Photo (Bill Baker)Life is a series of hellos and goodbyes... at the end of June we received the bad news that Bill Baker was moving to Michigan. For the last three years Bill has been extremely active at the Media Center, from covering SPHS football to doing live remote broadcasts at all kinds of events to hosting many hours of radio in the studio. Bill was one of the best advocates for the Media Center and never missed a chance to increase our awareness or further our brand. He will be greatly missed. Look out Ann Arbor Community Radio!

2019 Peter Wright Scholarship

The Sun Prairie Media Center has announced the winner of the 2019 Peter Wright Scholarship: The SPMC is pleased to award the scholarship – and the corresponding $500 stipend – to Yutzil Contreras Ruiz, a 2019 graduate of Sun Prairie High School.

Yutzil has been active in several activities at the high school, including the Minority Student Achievement Network, the restorative justice program, academic decathlons, and Advancement Via Individual Determination. Yutzil will work approximately 72 hours this summer, learning as much as possible about the Media Center that the late Peter Wright was so passionate about.

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Sun Prairie Public Library

Upcoming Events

Teen Creativity Club
We Build Stuff.  We Make Stuff.  We Get Creative. Come try out painting, tie-dye, a printing press, and more!  Registration required for each Creativity Club program.  Register at the Children’s Desk.  The theme on July 8 is board game design! 

Monday, July 8, 2 p.m.– 4 p.m.
Library Community Room

Dash & Copper: Circus DogsCircus Dogs Nationally and internationally recognized trick dog act that’s based right here in Dane County!  Dash and Copper have also appeared at the AKC National Championship Dog Show and have been featured on Animal Planet.

Highlights reel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzr3OT7i6hY

All Ages Welcome. No Registration Required - just get in line!
Program Length: Approximately 50 minutes

Tuesday, July 9, 1:00 p.m.– 2:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.– 4:30 p.m.
Library Community Room

Storytime
Storytime is geared for children ages 2½ to 5, but all ages are welcome. Storytimes are about 30-minutes long and are filled with books, songs, action rhymes and more!  Each week is a new theme. Registration is recommended, but not required.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.11:00 p.m.
Storytime Room

Flicks and Bricks
Build with our awesome LEGO® collection while watching How to Train Your Dragon: Into the Hidden World on the big screen! All ages welcome; children under the age of 8 must be actively supervised by an adult at all times. Adults: please research the movie in advance and decide if it is a good fit for your family! Snacks and drinks from home are welcome! 

Friday, July 12, 1:30 p.m.– 3:30 p.m.
Library Community Room

Book'n It Run for Literacy

2019 Book N’ It Run

Book’n It Run for Literacy is an all-ages event that is held annually on the first Saturday in August at Sheehan Park in Sun Prairie. This fun, family-friendly event consists of four different runs and a walk for all ages and abilities.

This event is one of the key fundraisers hosted by the Sun Prairie Public Library Foundation, which supports services you may recognize in the community--such as the digital book collection, the Dream Bus, and many other learning tools for all ages.

Register today!


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