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           May 2017

A donation to the endowment fund in memory of Kay Marie Gruett from Lloyd Schallberg.
In memory of Bill Zortman from Tom & Mary Ball and family POPULAR MECHANICS - WHEN DUCT TAPE JUST ISN'T ENOUGH published by Hearst Books.
A donation to the endowment fund in memory of John Slewitzke from Tom & Mary Ball and family.
In memory of Lloyd Londerville from Chet Henrichs, Jo Henrichs FIELD & STREAM THE ESSENTIAL FISHING HANDBOOK by Joe Cermele.
In memory of Jim Henrichs from Chet Henrichs, Linda Henrichs, Jo Henrichs, Tim & Julia Busterud and family MR. FOOD TEST KITCHEN WHEEL OF FORTUNE COLLECTIBLE COOKBOOK published by Cogin, Inc., GWENDY'S BUTTON BOX by Stephen King.
In memory of Jennifer Wimmer from Sally, Louie & Bre Yellstrom THOUSAND MILER by Melanie Radzicki McManus, THE ULTIMATE WILDERNESS SURVIVAL HANDBOOK by the editors of Outdoor Life, THE COMPLETE VENISON COOKBOOK by Harold W. Webster, Jr..
In memory of Dolly Daley from Sandy, Sharon, David and Jean Catlin THE SPINNER'S BOOK OF YARN DESIGNS by Sarah Anderson, THE WISH TREE by Kyo Maclear (Youth Services), ULTIMATE KNITTING BIBLE by Sharon Brant.
A donation to the endowment fund in honor of the marriage of Duane & Ginny O'Brien from Norm & Trudy Kriewald.
In memory of Walter Wolff from the Walter Wolff family TWILIGHT WARRIORS by James Kitfield.
In memory of Jenny Wimmer from Ruth DeJarlais I PROMISE by David McPhail (Youth Services).
In memory of Jenny Wimmer from Shirley Pfister-Zortman WORD OF MOUSE by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein (Youth Services); THE LION AND THE BIRD by Marianne Dubuc (Youth Services).
A donation to the endowment fund in memory of Yvonne Mann from Rev Dale & Jacqueline Kuck.
A donation to the endowment fund in memory of Yvonne Mann from Carol & Wilburn Weber.
A donation to the endowment fund in memory of Yvonne (Johnie) Mann from Gary & Marilyn Wright.