Sparta Free Library

124 West Main Street
Sparta, WI 54656

608-269-2010

Hours

Monday - Thursday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm 

Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Saturday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 

Sunday & Holidays: Closed 

About

(from the Grand Opening program September 17-24, 1982)

The existence of Sparta’s library capsules American History, its roots reaching back to Civil War days when a gentleman could buy a $5 share of stock in the “Young Men’s Library Association” (and make a security deposit when borrowing a book!).

Then, on May 7, 1874, by Village Council resolution, Sparta became the first Wisconsin community to take advantage of a newly passed statute enabling villages and cities to establish free public libraries.

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