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Sun Prairie Reads Seedfolks

Sun Prairie Reads Seedfolks

     Sun Prairie Reads is the Sun Prairie Public Library’s first ever community reading project.  This community reading project is a yearlong event centered on a single book: Seedfolks by Newbery Award winning Paul Fleischman.  Throughout the year you will have opportunities to attend programs based on the book’s themes, join book discussions, and participate in our new library garden.  Community reading events offer new opportunities for community members to engage with each other through discussion and shared interests.


Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman

"Seedfolks" by Paul Fleischman

     Sun Prairie Reads is centered on Paul Fleischman’s novel, Seedfolks.  The story follows a group of neighbors who are brought together by the act of a young girl planting bean seeds in a vacant lot.  Friendship, diversity, building bridges and community gardening are all themes explored in this small book that packs a huge wallop!


Where Can I Find the Book?


You can pick up a free copy of the book at the following locations:

-Sun Prairie Public Library

-Beans ‘n Cream

-Buena Vista/Main Street Community Schools (arriving soon)

-Jung Garden Center

-Little Free Libraries

-What’s Brew’N

We encourage you to sign any free copies of Seedfolks on the inside of the cover and pass them along to friends, family, coworkers, or whomever.  The more people reading the book the better!

You can also check out a copy through LINKcat with a valid library card.


How Can I Participate?



Programs will be taking place throughout the entire Sun Prairie Reads event (February – October 2014).  See the calendar for a complete list of events.

Upcoming programs

Registration is required for many programs.  For more information and to register, please email us or call the Information Desk at 608-825-0702


Book Discussions

All book discussions are open to everyone:

-March 17: Buena Vista Community School, 5:30-7 p.m.

-April 9: Sun Prairie Care Center, 2:15 p.m.

-April 14: Prairie Gardens, 3 p.m.

-April 14: Buena Vista Community School, 5:30-7 p.m.

-April 15: Hyland Park, 3 p.m.

-May 8: Colonial Club, 10 a.m.

Sun Prairie Public Library Book Clubs:

-April 22: Evening Book Club, 7 p.m.

-October 8: Afternoon Book Club, 8 p.m.


Library Garden

Planning is in the works for a library garden that everyone will be invited to participate in.  A Planting Party is being put together for Saturday, May 31 from 10am to noon.   We will need help with planting, watering, weeding, and harvesting.  If you are interested in helping, please call the Information Desk at 608-825-0702 or email us.

Look for more "In the Garden" programs throughout the summer.