Memorials and Donations
How to Give Donations, Memorial Items, & Endowment Fund
We have a selection of books and DVDs in a variety of subjects for people to chose from, either in memory of someone, or in honor of their special occasion. To select an item from our memorial shelves stop at the Circulation desk just inside the main entrance of the library. If you wish us to choose the item you may call 715-536-7191, e-mail our bookkeeper, Kevin Wendt, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the printable donation form above.
The Endowment Fund
The Endowment Fund was established in 1981 by the Library Board of Trustees to assure current and enduring financial support for the T. B. Scott Library by continuing the tradition of philanthropy and the spirit of innovation that built the library over 100 years ago.
The Endowment Fund is dedicated to building a funding reserve to strengthen the library's assets beyond tax-based support and lift its resources and services to standards of excellence.
The Endowment Fund provides a permanent source of funds to be used for special collections or projects that will enhance and sustain the innovative leadership and quality service the citizens of the Merrill area have come to expect from the library.
The Library Board has established special, separate accounts within the Endowment Fund to meet the needs of the library and to offer flexibility for donors.
The Capital Improvements Account
The Capital Improvements Fund provides for substantial additions and/or/ repairs for buildings, materials, landscaping, furnishings and equipment that will help assure that the library will meet the needs of the people in our area for years to come.
The Memorial Books Account
Books or other library materials may be purchased as memorials or in observance of a special occasion such as an anniversary, birthday, reunion, or christening through a donation to this account.
Sub-accounts with donor or Trustee specified restrictions may be established.
Materials purchased from these funds are designated by a special bookplate.
The Special Projects Account
Donations to this account provide funding for projects that will offer new, improved or innovative services, conveniences, programs, or collections.
Sub-accounts may be established, with donor or Trustee specified restrictions.
Expenditures from this portion of the Fund are not restricted to interest income only, but do require Trustee approval.
Donations to T. B. Scott Free Library
MONTHLY GIFTS & MEMORIALS T.B. Scott Free Library Gifts/Memorials December 2016
In Memory of Jack A. Hamilton from Marie Marrier THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES by Peter Wohlleben.
In Memory of Lorraine Preboske from Don Evans THE CROPS LOOK GOOD by Sara DeLuca.
In Memory of Colonel David Banholzer from The Kevin and Sandy Rell Family DAD'S BOOK OF AWESOME SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS by Mike Adamick (Youth Services).
In Memory of Virginia Oestreich from Tom & Mary Ball and family KNIT TOGETHER by Angela Dominguez (Youth Services).
In Memory of William (Bill) Storm from Ken & Judy Bashara MAKE WAY FOR READERS by Judy Sierra and G. Brian Karas (Youth Services).
In Memory of Ralph Duginski from Gene & Sue Weith; Bruce & Marge Giese; Jerry & Sandy Weber; Sally & Walter Wendland DAWN TO DARK PHOTOGRAPHS - THE MAGIC OF LIGHT published by the National Geographic Society.
In Memory of William Storm from Bill & Jan Helmuth WILD GOURMET published by the Boone and Crockett Club.
In Memory of David Hoff from Bill & Jan Helmuth WALK-ON THIS WAY by Joel Nellis and Jake Kocorowski.
In Memory of Marlene Fechtner from Pat Hopper & daughters THE ULTIMATE FLOWER GARDENER'S TOP TEN LISTS by Kerry Ann Mendez.
A donation from Barnes & Noble WHIPLASH HOW TO SURVIVE OUR FASTER FUTURE by Joi Ito and Jeff Howe.
In Memory of June Wais from Russ & Terri Akey MARTHA'S AMERICAN FOOD by Martha Stewart.
In Memory of Diane Pichelman from Larry & Pat Peeters THE NEW HEXAGON by Katja Marek.
In Memory of Aileen Amelia Johnson from Rick & Mary Akey HOOT AND PEEP by Lita Judge (Youth Services).
In Memory of Alvin Steffenhagen - Brooklyn Teske's Pa Pa from Gene & Phyllis Voigt MY FRIEND MAGGIE by Hannah E. Harrison (Youth Services).
In Memory of Herr Storm from Lincoln Co. Retired Educators MODERN GERMAN COOKBOOK by Frank Rosin.
In Memory of Marlene Fechtner from Vern & Judy Warren GRILLED CHEESE KITCHEN by Heidi Gibson with Nate Pollak.
In Memory of Marlene Fechtner from David Warren; Marcy Zulliger; Greg Warren; and Beth Behr GARDEN BULBS by Kathy Brown.
In Memory of Ruth Mitchell from Lynette Carpentier COOL FLOWERS by Lisa Mason Ziegler.
In Memory of Diane Pichelman from Phil & Judy Hill CLEVER COMBO QUILTS by Kimberly Einmo.
In Memory of Ron Doering from Bob & Rose Boquist; Carol Boquist HOW TO SURVIVE ANYTHING, ANYWHERE by Chris McNab.
In Memory of Grace (Hanson) Barney from Tina Hipke GUIDE TO QUEBEC CATHOLIC PARISHES AND PUBLISHED PARISH MARRIAGE RECORDS by Jeanne S. White.
In Memory of Leo Barney Jr. from Tina Hipke FRENCH CANADIAN SOURCES: A GUIDE FOR GENEALOGISTS by Patricia Kenney Geyh.
In Memory of Bill (Herr) Storm from Gary & Nancy Porath MOUNTAIN MAN SKILLS by Stephen Brennan; THE ULTIMATE SHOOTING SKILLS MANUAL by John B. Snow and the editors of Outdoor Life.
In Honor of Kay Marie Gruett from Heidi Schallberg RAIL -TRAILS MIDWEST GREAT LAKES published by Wilderness Press; IMPROBABLE LIBRARIES by Alex Johnson; A WOMAN'S SHED by Gill Heriz.
In Memory of Vernette Gruett from Heidi Schallberg IT CAME IN THE MAIL by Ben Clanton (Youth Services); THING EXPLAINER by Randall Munroe.
A donation to the endowment fund in Memory of Maggie Nickel from Stephen & Nancy Schields.
A donation to the endowment fund in in Memory of Ramon Hernandez from Fern Hernandez.
A donation to the endowment fund in Memory of Mary Ann Woller from Harold Woller.
A donation to the endowment fund in Memory of Bill Storm from Marlene & Joe Thomaschefsky.
A donation to the endowment fund in Memory of Raymond Herdt from Wendel & Debbie Mathis and family.
A donation to the endowment fund from Sally Hacker.
A donation to the endowment fund in Memory of Virginia Oestreich from James & Janice Hornung.
A donation to the endowment fund in Memory of Wilbert "Wibs" John Lindstrom from Ruth Ellen Lindstrom.
A donation to the endowment fund in Memory of Mary Jane Neilsen from Monica Talbot.
A donation to the endowment fund from Mary Lagerbloom.
A donation to the endowment fund from David B. Smith, Jr.
A donation to the endowment fund in Memory of Sisters: Leona, Elvina & Dorothy from Patty Mosser.
A donation to the endowment fund from Bob & Eppie Grueling.
A donation to the endowment fund in Memory of Alvin Steffenhagen - Brooklyn Teske's Pa Pa from Gene & Phyllis Voigt.
A donation to the endowment fund in Memory of Nancy Kunkel from Gerald & Rachelle Baade.
A donation to the endowment fund from Ann & Jerry Wick.
A donation to the endowment fund from Jay & Maxine Tlusty.
A donation to the endowment fund from Ralph Wehlitz.
A donation to the special projects fund in Honor of Our Way, Inc. from Ann Meyer.