Memorials & Donations

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, Sarah Maerz, 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


T.B. Scott Free Library Gifts/Memorials     May 2014

Endowment Fund donation in memory of Ruth Strasman from Mike, Rachel, Van & Gretchen Geisler.

In memory of Ruth Dreger from Lincoln County Retired Educators WORLD WAR II IN EUROPE by World Book (Youth Services); WORLD WAR II IN THE PACIFIC by World Book (Youth Services).

In memory of Ruth Koblitz from Lincoln County Retired Educators TURKEY TOT by George Shannon (Youth Services); BASEBALL ROAD TRIPS by Timothy M. Mullin.

In memory of Uncle Floyd Lemon from Denise WINNERS by Danielle Steel (Audiobook).

In memory of Marcella Tracy from Christie & Edward Neumann, Barb Neumann BEAGLES AND OTHER HOUNDS by World Book (Youth Services); SHIH TZU AND OTHER TOY DOGS by World Book (Youth Services).

In memory of Ruth Koblitz from Park City Gardens THE CUT FLOWER PATCH by Louise Curley.

Endowment Fund donation in honor of the 50th Wedding Anniversary of Allen & Carol Koelher from Wendel & Debbie Mathis & family, Brian & Terry Haufe & family, Todd Herdt.

In honor of the 80th Birthday of Lorraine Turner from Sylvia Lemon STITCH SAVVY by Deborah Moebes.

In memory of Virginia M. Reynolds from Chad & Clare Semling THE NOVEL CURE by Ella Berthoud & Susan Elderkin.

In memory of Virginia M. Reynolds from Yo-Yo Investment Club THE BUTLER SPEAKS by Charles MacPherson.

In honor of the birthday of Della Nelson from Jerry & Anne Wick REFLECTIONS OF YESTERDAY by Debbie Macomber (Large Print).

In memory of Donna Mahn from Linda & Marv Hoffman LET’S DANCE, GRANDMA! by Nigel McMullen (Youth Services); JUST BECAUSE by Rebecca Elliott (Youth Services).

T.B. Scott Free Library Gifts/Memorials     June 2014

Endowment Fund donation in honor of Della Nelson’s 90th Birthday from Leo & Edith Borelli.

In memory of Russ Johnson from Terry Seidler Family BEAUTIFUL OLD DOGS edited by David Tabatsky; GARDEN WILDLIFE by Christine & Michael Lavelle.

In memory of Geraldine McNulty MacSwain Butkiewicz from Nancy Hojan, Violet Manderfield, JoAnn Smith, Joe & Dawn Hojan LEARN TO PLAY THE 200 BEST-EVER CARD GAMES by Jeremy Harwood; FOOLPROOF JUMPING EXERCISES FOR HORSES, PONIES, RIDERS AND HELPERS by Carol Mailer; THE RIDING HORSE REPAIR MANUAL by Doug Payne.

In memory of Nancy Russell from Beta Sigma Phi Sorority WEEKENDS WITH DAISY by Sharron Kahn Luttrell.

In memory of Alison Griffin from the Kevin & Sandy Rell Family HEAVEN IS A GARDEN by Jan Johnsen.

In honor of my dad, John Adsit from Rick Adsit PACKERS PRIDE by LeRoy Butler & Rob Reischel.

In memory of James D. Hodgson from Mary Jo & Jay Schnur WOODEN BOXES by Dennis Zongker.