Juneteenth Celebration

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Celebrate Juneteenth with the Sun Prairie Public Library and their partners, City of Sun Prairie, Sun Prairie Community Schools, Sun Prairie Neighborhood Navigators, Sun Prairie YMCA, SPPL Urban SUN Black Voices Book Club Facilitators, and Sun Prairie Boys and Girls Club. 

We will begin in the Community Room with a big screen reading of the picture book Opal Lee and What It Means to Be Free: The True Story of the Grandmother of Juneteenth, written by Alice Faye Duncan and illustrated by Keturah A. Bobo. The picture book reading will be followed by an exciting community art activity led by Auzzie Dodson. Auzzie Dodson is an interdisciplinary Cultural Creator currently studying Art under the First Wave Program at UW Madison. They have a passion for colors, textures, and giving power back to underrepresented communities. The festivities will conclude with an ice cream social and outdoor games and activities on the library lawn. 

Feel free to bring along a favorite piece of fabric, 8”x8” square. If you don’t have one, the library will have plenty of supplies on hand.  

Thank you to the Sun Prairie Public Library Foundation for funding this event and to JJ Stitches for their in-kind fabric donation. 

Registration is recommended. All ages are welcome. When registering, please register each person in your family/group to help us plan for supplies.  Thank you!


Accessibility: The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Photography: Children and adults participating in Sun Prairie Public Library programs may be photographed by newspaper or television reporters/photographers, library staff members, or others involved with the program. These photographs may appear without compensation in newspapers or productions, publications, on the web, or other printed or electronic materials related to the role and function of the Sun Prairie Public Library. Parents who do not want their children photographed should notify Lynn Montague, Head of Youth Services, before the program starts.