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The Library gratefully accepts both one-time and recurring gifts of any amount.  To make a financial contribution to the Library, please use our Donation Form.

Commemorative Gifts

Celebrate a special person in your life by making a contribution to the Olson Memorial Library.  Honor friends and loved ones by making a donation to celebrate birthdays, retirements, or other special occasions.  When you make a donation, you can request that we add a bookplate to the items we purchase with those funds identifying the donor, and the person or event being honored.  You may also designate your gift to purchase a specific type of material, genre, or subject to reflect the interest of the individual in whose name the donation is made.  Gifts of this kind are a wonderful way to mark special people and occasions while also supporting vital community Library services.

Endowment Funds & Estate Planning

Individuals or organizations may wish to establish endowment funds or to name the Library in their estate planning.  If you are interested in pursuing this option, please contact the Library Director for more information.

The Walter E. Olson Memorial Library relies heavily on the support of our community volunteers for a number of different tasks.  If you would be interested in volunteering at the library, please fill out our Volunteer Application .  If we have a volunteer opportunity that would be a good fit for your talents and interests, you will be contacted for a brief interview.   

For more information, please see our Volunteer Policy or contact us at 715-479-8070.

The Walter Olson Memorial Library Foundation is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to raising money for the Olson Memorial Library.  It also includes the Walter Olson Library Friends (W.O.L.F). Your gift to the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library Foundation helps the Library serve the community above and beyond what tax-based funding provides. Thanks to donations from individuals, businesses and foundations, the Library can provide:

  • Books and other items
  • Technology resources, including free public access to computers and the Internet
  • Services for those with special needs
  • Programming for children, teens, and adults

The goal of the Foundation is to augment the Library as a learning and information resource for our community above and beyond the financial support provided by annual tax revenues.  In that regard, the Foundation seeks gifts and donations of money, books and valuable collections, endowments, funds and properties to benefit the Library, and conduct fund raising events.

The Foundation's major fund raising event is the annual Foundation Golf Outing held at the Eagle River Golf Course.  Other monies come from private donations and groups.  The Friends also help to raise monies from book sales throughout the year, as well as through annual membership dues.

The Foundation and Friends sponsor an annual Recognition event for the Library staff and volunteers in the fall. 

To make a donation, please use this Donation Form.

Click here to learn more about the Foundation's endeavors.

A great way to support our Library and clean-up your home or office bookshelves is to donate your used materials to the Friends of Walter E. Olson Memorial Library. The Friends will re-sell your donations at their Book Sales in March, July and Sept/Oct during Cranberry Fest. Proceeds from the Walter Olson Library Friends (W.O.L.F) sales help sponsor Library projects, furnishings, equipment and activities not covered by the Library's operating budget. 

Plus, you can become a member of this grassroots organization dedicated to promoting Olson Library, an essential institution of our community.  Volunteers help with book sales and other events, and have brought their talents into Olson Memorial Library as shelvers, circulation assistants, correspondents, and decorators.  The Friends are an integral part of the library's life. 

Dues: $10.00 per year

Click here to download and print membership form.
OR
Contact: Jan Christofferson, Friends President 

Shop at AmazonSmile to support Olson Memorial Library!  It won't cost you a thing because AmazonSmile automatically donates a percentage of your sale purchased to our Friends account (via WEOML Foundation/Friends, Inc.).  

How do you set this up to work?  It's easy:  Use this special link or the click on the AmazonSmile box located on the library home page and log in to your account.  Look at the top of the page to make sure is states you are supporting the Walter E. Olson Library Foundation.  Then, just place your shopping order as usual!