Memorials and Donations

Water Fountain Memorial

How to Give Donations, Memorial Items, & Endowment Fund

Donation Form

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, 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

Major Donations

MONTHLY GIFTS & MEMORIALS T.B. Scott Free Library Gifts/Memorials           September 2017

In memory of Scott Berndt from Diana & Jerry Petruzates and Laurie Kriewald GREEN & GOLD MEMORIES by Roger Dier, PETERSON'S BIG GUIDE TO BIG GAME published by Skyhorse Publishing.
In memory of Adam Wendorf from Lincoln 6th Grade Classmates and Mrs. Ollmann Rx FOR DEER HUNTING SUCCESS  by Peter J. Fiduccia.
In memory of Adam Wendorf from Don Evans SEE AMERICA: A CELEBRATION OF OUR NATIONAL PARKS AND TREASURED SITES published by Chronicle Books, LLC.
In memory of Al Saeger from Don Evans THE GREEN GUIDE TO LOW-IMPACT HIKING AND CAMPING by Laura and Guy Waterman.
In memory of Adam Wendorf from Eldred & Mary Kufahl FISH ON, FISH OFF by Stephen Sautner.
A donation was given to the endowment fund in memory of Adam Wendorf from Eldred & Mary Kufahl.
In memory of Dell Toburen from Bill & Ann Ruder THE TOTAL ADOPT A PET.COM DOG MANUAL  by David Meyer, Abbie Moore, and Dr. Pia Salk.
A donation was given to the endowment fund in memory of Monica Stimers from Kent & Sue Johnson.
In memory of Rick VanDerGeest from Dan & Jean Bowen THE PLAYBOOK 52 RULES TO AIM, SHOOT, AND SCORE IN THIS GAME CALLED LIFE by Kwame Alexander (Youth Services), THE MINDFUL ATHLETE: SECRETS TO A PURE PERFORMANCE by George Mumford.
In celebration of my friend Tammy Cohrs birthday from Mary Ball COFFEE:A GUIDE TO BUYING, BREWING, AND ENJOYING by Kenneth Davids.
A donation was given to the endowment fund in memory of Harry & Betty Osness from the Harry & Betty Osness Fund.
In memory of Robert H. Rajek from Patty & Cameo Roets, Helen Hanson, Rita Koepke DVD'S: JUST BIG MUSKIES:  VOLUME 2-JUST MILLE LACS VOLUME 3-JUST THE SHIELD AND VOLUME 4-JUST ONE SEASON.
In memory of Rick VanDerGeest from The Kevin & Tammy Cohrs Family CAPTURE WISCONSIN - THE BEST OF WISCONSIN IN PHOTOGRAPHY, VOLUME II published by Pediment Publishing.
In memory of Gerald Lemke from The Latzig Family MY GENTLE BARN by Ellie Laks.
In memory of Mary Raudwer from The Latzig Family THE LION IN THE LIVING ROOM by Abigail Tucker.
In memory of Rick VanDerGeest from Tom & Mary Ball LOMBARDI'S MEN A BIOGRAPHY OF EVERY GREEN BAY PACKER FORM 1959 TO 1967 & THEIR LIVES AFTER FOOTBALL by Stanton Greene.
In memory of Don Voss from Mary Ball MAKE YOUR BED - LITTLE THINGS THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE AND MAYBE THE WORLD by Admiral William H. McRaven.
In celebration of Jessie Knott's 95th Birthday from Tom & Mary Ball & Family MORE THAN COINCIDENCE - WHEN GOD SHINES HIS LIGHT ON YOU published by MJF Books.
In memory of Dale Kopetzky from Amy & Jay Marvin THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER: A COMPLETE AND COMPREHENSIVE OWNERS GUIDE authored by Dog Care Professionals.
In memory of Janet Anderson from Carol & Joe Day PLANTS YOU CAN'T KILL by StacyTornio.
In memory of Scott Berndt from Korothy Kanitz STUFF EVERY GARDENER SHOULD KNOW by Scott Meyer.
In memory of Scott Berndt from Jim & Kaye Rell, Dave & Renee Fredel and boys, Kevin & Sandy Rell and family FACING THE GREEN BAY PACKERS published by Sports Publishing, THE WONDER OF BIRDS by Jim Robbins.
A donation was given to the endowment fund In memory of Adam Wendorf from Karolyn & Darwin Haufe.