October 7, 2021

Clock tower Express Image

Department Updates

Administration: By proclamation, the first Wednesday in October is now recognized as Energy Efficiency Day! Check out your sustainability update for more information. 

Community Development: The Housing Study survey closes on Friday, October 8. Tell us what you desire for housing in Sun Prairie! Check our section out to access the link. 

Parks, Recreation and Forestry:  Trunk or Treat will be taking place on Saturday, October 30!

Public Safety: We want to give a huge WELCOME to Shunta Boston as our new Assistant Chief of Police! 

Public Works: Keep leaves and debris out of the storm drains this fall to help prevent flooding!

Sun Prairie Media Center: Think you know your stuff? Now's the time to prove it. Play Trivia-Palooza on October 9!

Sun Prairie Public Library: The Sun Prairie Public Library is currently working on conceptual design for an expansion and renovation. Check out details in our section to offer your feedback!


Your Sustainability Update!

undefined Opens in new window

Energy Efficiency Day 

On Tuesday, October 5, Mayor Esser presented a proclamation to City Council acknowledging the first Wednesday in October as “ENERGY EFFICIENCY DAY” or “EE Day”. This is another step the City of Sun Prairie is taking to achieve the goal of becoming a vibrant and environmentally friendly community by conserving energy, reducing waste, and preserving natural resources. 

Since the inaugural EE Day in 2016, it has amassed a considerable amount of supporters who have pledged to save money, cut pollution, create jobs, protect affordability, and demonstrate leadership in sustainability. The City is joining 876 other U.S. local governments, universities, organizations, corporations, and utilities as reported by the EnergyEfficiencyDay collaborative. 

“Sun Prairie is excited to promote energy efficiency resources to save energy, money, and help the community reduce our resource consumption through available programs and partnerships,” said Scott Semroc, Sustainability Coordinator.

Participating organizations and communities may celebrate differently but the common goal is to share stories, tips, and tools that educate about the benefits of energy efficiency. Sun Prairie community members wishing to participate in the day and its message have an opportunity to do so by: 

  Share one’s own energy efficiency success story on social media using the hashtag #EEDay2021 

  Post and share helpful information about EE day and energy efficiency. Information can be found at https://energyefficiencyday.org/ 

  Join Sun Prairie Utilities in celebrating Public Power Week from Sunday, October 3 through Saturday, October 9. They are conducting a non-perishable item collection and offering one LED light bulb or Wi-Fi enabled smart plugs gift in exchange. Additionally, they are promoting their Choose Renewable program. For more information on this week and its activities, please go to: https://www.sunprairieutilities.com/celebrate-public-power-sun-prairie-0 

The City will continue carrying out its vision of promoting and enabling the Sun Prairie community to embrace a culture that is inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. To learn more about the working being accomplished on sustainability, please visit: https://cityofsunprairie.com/1189/Sustainable-Sun-Prairie. Interested in seeing the proclamation, please click here

Annual Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale Scheduled for October 23rd

The annual Madison compost and rain barrel truckload sale will be held on Oct. 23, 2021 at the Garver Feed Mill, 3241 Garver Green and pre-orders are now being taken. The location provides easy curbside pick-up and experts will be on hand to answer questions. The event is open to residents and non-residents of Madison -Sun Prairie residents are eligible too.

The natural benefits of rainwater and compost are apparent to most backyard gardeners. Beside Compost Bin 2s providing a free source of nutrients to your plants, the simple, low maintenance activity of composting food scrapes and other organic material as well as collecting and re-using rainwater yields direct benefits to our community.  In addition, every drop of water saved helps extend the length of taxpayer funded water and stormwater infrastructure.

According to Brian Johnson, the City of Madison’s Street Division Public Information Officer “The Dane County landfill has approximately 10 years of space left before it is full and needs to close. Food waste makes up nearly 20% of everything the City sends to the landfill each year. So every bit we can prevent from entering our trash and filling the landfill will help. Home composting appropriate food scraps is one way that residents can help.”

Composting leaves and grass clippings along with food scrapes have the added benefit of reducing phosphorus in our local waterways which fueled many of the beach closures this past summer. Just one pound of phosphorus, the equivalent of about one large compost pile of leaves, can generate up to 500 pounds of algae. 

This is the 28th year of the annual event which has provided discounted compost bins and rain barrels to tens of thousands of households in the Madison area. 

Compost bins and rain barrels diverters are available at discounted prices with no shipping added to both resident and non-residents of Madison. A limited supply is available so pre-ordering online is strongly encouraged.   Due to limited supplies, only composters and rain barrel diverters kits for converting repurposed barrels will be available. For more information and to pre-order visit https://www.cityofmadison.com/streets/compost/CompostBinSale.cfm

Thank You To All!

Saturday, September 18 concluded the 2021 Multicultural Fair.

It was a time of experiencing, appreciating, and celebrating the diversity in our community. As Kalvin Barret, Dane County Sherriff, said - "Diversity brings people together. Inclusion causes them to stay". We hope everyone enjoyed their time at this event and was able to experience something from another culture and appreciate its value. 

We are excited to start the planning for next year's event. Thank you for your participation as a vendor, performer, exhibitor, participant, and member of our great and diverse community!

Untitled design (6)

Community Development

Take the Survey - It Closes Friday, October 8!

Have you voiced your desires and concerns for the future of housing in Sun Prairie? There is still time! Complete the survey and share your thoughts.  Sun Prairie - Survey - Reminder - SM Opens in new window

Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XH9NQYZ 

Want to stay up to date on progress of the housing study? Follow updates on the website. 

Link: https://www.thelakotagroup.com/.../sun-prairie-housing.../ 


The City of Sun Prairie has been working with The Lakota Group, a Chicago-based urban planning and design firm, alongside SB Friedman, a housing and economic development consulting firm to conduct a housing study.

La Ciudad de Sun Prairie está trabajando con The Lakota Group, una firma de planificación y diseño urbano en Chicago, junto con SB Friedman, una firma consultora de vivienda y desarrollo económico para llevar a cabo un estudio de vivienda.

The Housing for All study is a community-based planning process that envisions housing in the growing City of Sun Prairie. We want to know what housing looks like today and how you see it changing over the next ten years. 

El estudio Housing for All es un proceso de planificación basado en la comunidad que prevé viviendas en la creciente Ciudad de Sun Prairie. Queremos saber cómo se ve hoy la vivienda y cómo la ve cambiar en los próximos diez años.

Your voice is heard by sharing your thoughts on current and future housing in Sun Prairie! You can take the survey in English or Spanish. 

¡Incluya su voz compartiendo sus pensamientos sobre la vivienda actual y futura en Sun Prairie! Puede realizar la encuesta en inglés o español.

Parks, Recreation and Forestry

Recreation Department

SPPRF office is now open: Monday – Friday 8:00am-4:30pm and available by phone at (608) 837-3449 Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm, by email at rec@cityofsunprairie.com.

COVID-19 Update

In accordance with the Public Health Madison and Dane County (PHMDC) recent Face Covering Emergency Order #3 (publichealthmdc.com), we will require everyone age 2 and older to wear a mask or face covering for all indoor programming and rentals, inside the Family Aquatic Center bathhouse, and when visiting the Parks, Recreation and Forestry office for in person services until the current order expires on November 5th, 2021. For the most up to date Dane County COVID-19 information visit publichealthmdc.com and specific Parks, Recreation and Forestry mitigation plan visit rec.cityofsunprairie.com

Fall Fun Guide is now available! Register today for fall programs!
Register at rec.cityofsunprairie.com

Fall 2021 Cover Opens in new window


“Getting to Know Watercolor” with Chris Dreyer (10/18/21)

Res $70.00 / Non-Res $90.00 

9:00-11:00am - Age: 8-15

In this class, Chris will have 2 paintings prepared and he will demonstrate a step-by-step approach to help you master the intricate art of watercolor painting. With a goal of teaching the basics to beginners and expanding the talent of experienced artists as well, Chris will guide you through various techniques and help you develop the skills needed to produce beautiful paintings. He will not only tell you how, but also show you!

Areas of demonstrations and techniques will include, design, drawing, color, value, washes, glazing, wet in wet, masking, dry brush, lifting out and more.

For Beginner & Intermediate level students. All materials will be supplied. If you have watercolor supplies you are welcome to bring them.

Bedtime Buddies – Click, Clack, Boo! 

Res $25.00 / Non-Res $25.00 - Ages: 2-4

Bedtime Buddies is a theme-based stuffed animal kit for toddlers and preschoolers ages 2-4. Each Kit will feature a theme-based unstuffed animal, stuffing, book, and snack. Bedtime Buddies is sure to make bedtime more fun! Pick-up or delivery are available.

Stuff n’ Fluff – (Parent/Child Program) – 10/23/2021

Res $35.00 / Non-Res $53.00 – Ages: 3-5

10:00 – 11:15am

Come join us for a spook-tacular good time at our Stuff n’ Fluff Halloween Party. Each participant will stuff a Halloween themed animal and get a copy of Click, Clack Boo. There will be food, crafts and so much more.

Rec on the Go Oct. - Halloween Spooktacular  Fall - 2021

Res $15.00 / Non-Res $15.00 – Ages: 5-14

Rec on the go is a themed based exploration kits for kids ages 5 and up. Each month will feature crafts, experiments, and other fun activities for kids. Pick up or Delivery is available.

Non-residents must use curbside pick-up.

Pick-up and delivery will be available October 21 & 22. Participants will be emailed when kits are ready so make sure your email address is up to date.


Archery Lessons:

Youth Archery lessons Beginner – 10/23-12/11

Res $42.00 / Non-Res $62.00 – Ages: 8-11

10:45 - 11:45am

Join our National Archery in the Schools Program certified instructor, Terry Berndt, to learn all about the popular sport of archery! In this beginner session, students will learn about archery safety, determine their "dominant eye" make a string bow to help with proper technique, and will learn about the 11 steps to archery success. Fun games will also be played that will challenge the archer's aim.

*No Class 11/27.

Youth Archery lessons Beginner – 10/23-12/11

Res $42.00 / Non-Res $62.00 – Ages: 12-17

12:00 - 1:00pm

Join our National Archery in the Schools Program certified instructor, Terry Berndt, to learn all about the popular sport of archery! In this beginner session, students will learn about archery safety, determine their "dominant eye" make a string bow to help with proper technique, and will learn about the 11 steps to archery success. Fun games will also be played that will challenge the archer's aim.

*No class 11/27.

Youth Archery lessons Intermediate – 10/23-12/11

Res $63.00 / Non-Res $83.00 – Ages: 8-17

1:15 - 2:45pm

Join our National Archery in the Schools Program certified instructor, Terry Berndt, to immerse yourself in the popular sport of archery! During this intermediate session, archers will build off what was learned in the beginner class. The students will progress by shooting at longer distances and will participate in more challenging games. Also, more emphasis will be put on NASP tournament style scoring. All equipment and materials will be provided.

*Participants do not have to complete the Parks and Recreation beginner class to be able to join the intermediate class, however, having some prior experience in archery is recommended for this class.

*No class 11/27.

Family Archery lessons – 10/23-12/11

Res $63.00 / Non-Res $83.00 – Ages: 8+

9:30 – 10:30am

Join our National Archery in the Schools Program certified instructor, Terry Berndt, to learn all about the popular sport of archery! In this beginner session, students will learn about archery safety, determine their "dominant eye" make a string bow to help with proper technique, and will learn about the 11 steps to archery success. Fun games will also be played that will challenge the archer's aim.

Price includes 2 family members. Each additional family member $10

*No class 11/27.


Fitness Classes:

Zumba (Tuesdays) - 10/24-12/14

Session Res $62.00 / Non-Res $82.00 - Drop-In Res $10.00 / Non-Res $12.00

6:00 - 6:45pm – Ages: 16+

ZUMBA is a fusion of Latin and International music/dance themes that create a dynamic and exciting environment. Based on the principle that a workout should be "FUN AND EASY TO DO", the routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

Zumba (Thursdays) – 10/28-12/16 

Session Res $62.00 / Non-Res $82.00 - Drop-In Res $10.00 / Non-Res $12.00

6:00 - 6:45pm – Ages: 16+

ZUMBA is a fusion of Latin and International music/dance themes that create a dynamic and exciting environment. Based on the principle that a workout should be "FUN AND EASY TO DO", the routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

Zumba Gold –– 10/28 – 12/16 

Session Res $54.00 / Non-Res $74.00 – Drop-In Res $10.00 / Non-Res $12.00

9:00 - 9:45am – Ages: 16+

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, flexibility, and balance! Come ready to sweat, and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong.

Pound – 10/27-12/15 

Res $48.00 / Non-Res $48.00 

5:45-6:30pm – Ages: 16+

Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Using lightly weighted drumsticks, POUND® transforms drumming into a great work out!

Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, and toning up. The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities.


Fall Events:

Trunk or Treat! (10-30-21)

2:00 – 5:00pm

Put on your best costume, and join us at the Family Aquatic Center for the 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat!

Various local business and organizations will be handing out candy and other goodies!

Enjoy festive games, spooky music, and fa-BOO-lous prizes!

If you have questions, or are interested in being a vendor or a sponsor,

please contact Alyse Peters at apeters@cityofsunprairie.com or (608) 590-3828.

Trunk or Treat Flyer Opens in new window

Public Safety

Welcome To The Team!

We want to give a huge WELCOME to Shunta Boston as our new Assistant Chief of Police! 

She joins the Sun Prairie Police Department after a 26 year career with the Milwaukee Police Department.

Assistant Chief Boston most recently held the rank of Inspector in the City of Milwaukee. Prior to being an Inspector, she previously held the ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant and Captain. During her tenure with the Milwaukee Police Department, Assistant Chief Boston led the Forensics Division in the Criminal Investigations Bureau, led the Department to accreditation, and was the project manager for the settlement agreement.

The Sun Prairie Police Department is excited to welcome Assistant Chief Boston to our Department and our community. Her leadership will help our department continue our mission of building relationships and solving problems.


Leadership in Police Organizations (LPO)

Four members of the Sun Prairie Police Department - Officer Brittany Lowrey, Officer Brandon Reigstad, Dispatch Supervisor Nick Hagen and Business Manager Michelle Garrison attended their first week of Leadership in Police Organizations at the end of this month.

NEUTRALSLeadership in Police Organizations (LPO) is the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s flagship leadership development training program. LPO is modeled after the training concept of dispersed leadership (“every officer a leader”) and delivers modern behavioral science concepts and theories.

POLICE Night of Heroes

The Sun Prairie Optimists and Public Safety Chaplains recently teamed up to host a Night of Heroes at the Westside Fire Department. This event honored the sacrifices made by our public safety team members and their families to keep us safe. The event featured food, games, and music from Bahama Bob. Thank you to Kwik Trip, Salvatore’s, Burracho’s, Beans and Cream and Nitty Gritty for donating food for the event.

POLICE Night of Heroes

We're In Need of Volunteers

A very important emergency preparedness training activity is coming up in May 2022 and volunteers are needed.  It might seem that May is far into the future, but in the realm of emergency training planning, it is right around the corner!

*BACKGROUND*the heart warming community Opens in new window

The FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, Wisconsin Emergency Management, Department of Health Services, along with many area hospitals, law enforcement, fire departments, and EMS agencies have been working for almost 2 years in the planning of a significant full-scale training exercise that will take place in Wisconsin Dells next spring. Sun Prairie EMS has been an integral planning partner since 2018.


Volunteer roles are carefully scripted and volunteers play in various capacities such as patients/victims, bystanders, witnesses, etc.  This is a very complex full-scale exercise and they need hundreds of volunteers to help support the event.


You can contact:

-Jed A. Seidl, Emergency Management Program Coordinator | Lake Delton Fire Department - jseidl@lakedeltonfd.org 

-Brian Goff | Sun Prairie EMS Chief | bgoff@cityofsunprairie.com 


Site Link: https://lakedelton.org/dares/volunteers/ 

Public Works

Keep Storm Drains Clean This Fall

Keep leaves and debris out of the storm drains this fall to help prevent flooding!engineering newsletter Opens in new window

Fall is fast approaching and soon the leaves will be falling.  Please remember to keep leaves and debris out of the storm drains to help prevent flooding. Not only can the leaves cause flooding they can add excess nutrients that can have a negative effect on our lakes and streams.

Please see the list below for a few simply ways to handle leaves.

  Mulch:  Probably the simplest and easiest thing to do is to use your lawn mower to mulch leaves directly on your lawn.  If you prefer to bag your grass clippings and shredded leaves, you can empty them on your vegetable and flowerbeds or around your trees and shrubs to help suppress weeds.

  Compost: Save time, money and water and improve your gardens and the environment by turning leaves into “black gold”. Go to http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Recycling/compost.html#tabX2 to learn more about composting. If you don’t have the room in your yard, you can take your leaves to the Recycle Center. 

  Rake:  If you rake, place leaves into open trash bags or garbage cans. Residents who have yard waste to get collected must have it curbside by the time of collection. Collection days will take place on November 8 and November 22.  

Go to https://www.ripple-effects.com/Leaf-free-Streets? for more information on keeping Leaf-free streets. 

Sun Prairie Media Center


Think you know your stuff? Now’s the time to prove it.Trivia-Palozza Flyer_2021-jpeg

To celebrate the sixth anniversary of 103.5 FM The Sun Community Radio, the Friends of the Sun Prairie Media Center are hosting the second annual Trivia-Palooza trivia contest!

What is Trivia-Palooza? It is a live, on-air, ten-hour trivia contest happening live on 103.5 FM The Sun Community Radio from 9 AM-7 PM on Saturday, October 9. Interested participants can also play along on the Media Center app, on tunein.com, or at sunprairiemediacenter.com.

Registration to play Trivia-Palooza is now open! You can sign up to play for free at sunprairiemediacenter.com/trivia. You must be registered to play and you must be 21 to register. But you will want to play.

Each hour of the contest will have a theme to its questions, a different special guest, and each hour will have special prizes awarded to the person who correctly answers the most questions.

The Media Center would like to thank the Bank of Sun Prairie for being the executive sponsor of Trivia-Palooza, as well as Sun Prairie Utilities, Eddie’s Alehouse and Eatery, Guimo’s Mexican Restaurant, and Peace Lutheran Church for being hourly sponsors. 

Questions about the questions? E-mail the Friends of the Sun Prairie Media Center at spmc.friends@gmail.com.

In addition, the Friends of the Sun Prairie Media Center are actively looking for new members to help with its mission of raising awareness and funds for the Media Center. Want to help? E-mail Sara Milewski at spmc.friends@gmail.com.


The Sun Prairie Media Center is pleased to commemorate Community Media Day 2021 with a virtual open house and a week-long offer to take part in free training workshops designed to help educate both experienced media  media day Opens in new windowmakers and novices.

Community Media Day is a national recognition of community media centers and their collective goal to bring awareness to the importance of free speech and making media-making tools accessible for all individuals to have their voices heard.

Community Media Day is Wednesday, October 20, 2021. The Sun Prairie Media Center will mark the day by hosting a virtual open house that will be live on its KSUN channel as well as on the Sun Prairie Media Center Facebook page. The event is scheduled to go live at 12:30 PM on October 21. Viewers are encouraged to send in comments or questions to the Media Center’s Facebook page and any questions or comments sent in during the live feed – expected to run approximately 30 minutes – will be addressed live. Comments received after the live feed ends will be addressed upon receipt. 

In addition, the Media Center will host special free workshops the week of October 18-October 22. The classes offered will include: On Location (video) In-Studio Production (video or podcast/radio – two separate workshops), Live On Location (video OR podcast/radio – two separate workshops), Post-Production, Podcasting from Home, Sportscasting, and Interviewing. The workshops will be scheduled to run one hour and be held during normal business hours of 8 AM-5 PM at the Media Center facilities at 1350 Linnerud Drive. Space will be limited due to other productions and classes the Media Center is already committed to for that week.

Anyone looking to take a free workshop should go to https://sunprairiemediacenter.com/community-media-day/ and sign up by October 14. Media Center staff will then work on scheduling workshops based on demand and will contact those interested as to when workshops will take place.


Are you a basketball fan? Do you watch basketball games on TV or listen to games on the radio and say to yourself, “I have a fresher take than that announcer. I should be calling this game!” 

Well, now is your chance!

The Sun Prairie Media Center has a unique sportscasting opportunity for any basketball fan, for anyone interested in TV sports casting, or for anyone who just wants to hear their voice transmitted to millions (well, at least dozens). 

This year the SPMC will broadcast over 40 total Sun Prairie Cardinals boys’ and girls’ basketball games on KSUN, sunprairiemediacenter.com, and 103.5 FM The Sun Community Radio. 

We are in need of three enthusiastic, knowledgeable, professional, and entertaining sportscasters for games. Money is no object, because we don’t pay for these positions. They are strictly volunteer opportunities. But hey, you get the best seat in the house and who knows, maybe this could be the springboard for future appearances on “Inside the NBA”!

If you have the desire and passion to be KSUN’s season-long voices to call out every play, to question every foul, and to celebrate every slam dunk, this could be the chance you’ve been waiting for!

Anyone interested is urged to contact the Sun Prairie Media Center IMMEDIATELY at 837-4193 or via e-mail at jrobbins@cityofsunprairie.com.

The first game in the 2021-2022 season that KSUN is covering is scheduled for Tuesday, November 18. For a full schedule of games, go to sunprairiemediacenter.com/ksunprograms

Sun Prairie Public Library

Library Conceptual Design SPARK Session

Wednesday, October 27 

Library Conceptual Design SPARK Session Opens in new windowThe Sun Prairie Public Library is currently working on conceptual design for an expansion and renovation. The Library Board and staff are working with FEH Design. FEH Design is an architectural, structural engineering, and interior design firm with specialized experience in public library design. In 2018, FEH Design conducted Sun Prairie Public Library’s architectural analysis, which determined that the Sun Prairie Public Library is currently undersized and the spaces do not include the features necessary to meet the needs and goals for 21st century public library services. The SPARK Session is an opportunity for community input.

From 9am-5pm residents of all ages can meet with the FEH Design team in-person or virtually over Zoom to share suggestions and comments on drawings. These conversations will be informal and they can be as short or as long as needed.

From 5-7pm a formal group session will take place over zoom. At this meeting, FEH Design architects will present drawings that resulted from their work over the past few months and the conversations earlier in the day.

To have a conversation with the FEH Design team, visit the Sun Prairie Public Library Community Room in-person anytime between 9am-5pm OR join virtually via Zoom. To take part in the formal discussion and presentation, please join via Zoom from 5-7pm. To learn more about the Sun Prairie Public Library’s expansion plan, please visit: https://www.sunprairiepubliclibrary.org/architectural-analysis

Details for participation: 

9am-5pm: Sun Prairie Public Library Community Room OR Zoom 

Go to https://www.zoom.us/

Click on "Join a Meeting"

Enter Meeting ID # 843 4360 1893

Enter Passcode: w5WYT978

OR Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84343601893?pwd=ZEJESXVUbEZCWTQ4OWJ0RUwyWkpVQT09

5-7pm: Formal presentation and discussion. Zoom only. The session will be recorded. 

Go to https://www.zoom.us/

Click on "Join a Meeting"

Enter Meeting ID # 843 4360 1893

Enter Passcode: w5WYT978

OR Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84343601893?pwd=ZEJESXVUbEZCWTQ4OWJ0RUwyWkpVQT09

Sun Prairie Public Library Logo

Children’s & Teen Services


Join us for Small Fry Storytime on Mondays at 10 a.m. in the SPPL Storytime Facebook Group or on the SPPL YouTube Channel, and Storytime on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. in the SPPL Storytime Facebook Group or on the SPPL YouTube Channel. Visit https://www.sunprairiepubliclibrary.org/storytimeinfo for up-to-date info. Look for Pop-up Outdoor Family Storytimes, weather permitting, Wednesdays, starting Wednesday, September 29 at 10:30 a.m.

TWEEN Book Club Online

Wednesday, October 13 4-5 p.m.

Our Tween Book Club is intended for readers in grades 6-9. We will discuss lighter topics than our Teen Book Club. All meetings will be held on Zoom and registration is required. Email Melissa at mcarollo at sunlib.org to register.

Gaming with Sammy

Thursday, October 14 and 28 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Sammy wants to play Among Us and maybe some Jackbox games! Game with Sammy on Zoom on select Thursdays at 3:30 PM. Registration required for each session and space is limited. This program is for those who are 7-12 years old.

Gaming with Melissa Online

Friday, October 15 and 29 4-5 p.m.

Melissa wants to play Among Us and Jackbox games! Game with Melissa on Zoom on select Fridays at 4:00. Registration required for each session and space is limited. Email Melissa at mcarollo at sunlib.org to register. This program is for teens in 6th-12th grade.

LEGO® Club Online

Wednesday, October 20 3:30-4:30 p.m. 

Join Ms. Sammy on Zoom and build with her! Sammy will either build with you or read a book while you build. We'll build from 3:30-4:15 and then the last 15 minutes will be show and tell! This program is geared for those in K-5, but all are welcome.  We are assuming that most homes have LEGOs, but if you do not, please let Sammy know and we will give you some of the libraries LEGO collection so you can build from home with us! Please email Sammy at snieman@sunlib.org, visit the Children's Desk, or call the Children's Desk. 

Adult Services

Genealogy Road Trip

Saturday, October 9 10-11 a.m.

While it's exciting to find genealogical materials of our ancestors on online and in books, going to the locations where our ancestors lived truly connects us on a higher level. Cemetery treks are traditional, but they are just one location that mattered in our ancestors’ lives. In this presentation, Eleanor Brinsko, of Carlon Genealogical Services, LLC, will lead a search in looking at our genealogical documentation to bring to life a road trip of a lifetime, making helpful contacts, and some tips on having a successful journey. It’s time to retrace the steps that our ancestors took! This program will be held via Zoom. To receive the Zoom log in information, please register on the Events Calendar here. Please note: this program will take the place of the Genealogy Group's usual monthly meeting. All are welcome to attend.

Virtual Author visit: Vivian Probst

Wednesday, October 20 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Join us for an evening with award-winning Wisconsin author Vivian Probst! Pay attention to the interior world of your dreams - it may change your life.  Learn how Vivian Probst's dream journeys helped her solve problems and write a compelling five-book mystery series (The Woman Who Forgot Who She Was)! This program will be held via Zoom. Please register here, and Zoom information will be emailed to you.

Urban SUN: Black Voices Book Club

Sunday, October 24 3-4 p.m.

A monthly book club devoted to creating meaningful conversations about race by exploring works of contemporary and historical African-American authors. Discussions are led by Sun Prairie residents, Donna Mackey and Marilyn Ruffin. Get ready to get uncomfortable and get real! This month's book selection is “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” by Emmanuel Acho. Copies will be available at the library's Information Desk for those who register. This title may also be available in ebook or audio format from Overdrive/Libby or Hoopla. The Urban SUN book club will meet via Zoom until further notice. To receive the Zoom log in information, please register here.

Dream Bus Bookmobile

Join the Dream Bus bookmobile on Monday nights at Rolling Prairie apartments, The Element on Main apartments, and Vandenburg Heights Park, in collaboration with Sun Prairie Community Schools, The Sun Prairie Neighborhood Navigators, and the Sun Prairie YMCA. Sign up for a library card, check out free books, music, and movies, access free Wi-Fi and resources, and more! Masks are required. Staff will have free masks available upon request.


Rolling Prairie Apartments - 415 S. Bird Street

4 - 4:30pm 

The Element on Main Apartments - 102 Park Circle

4:40 - 5:15pm 

Vandenburg Heights Park - 1020 Vandenburg Street

5:25 - 6pm