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     October 2014

In memory of Tim Sandholm from Barb & Jay Harding THE ADVENTURES OF HENRY THROEAU by Michael Sims.

In memory of Barbara Krombholz from Karol Kruse THE LAST BRIDE by Beverly Lewis (Large Print); HOPEFUL by Shelley Shepard Gray (Large Print); THE PROMISE OF AN ANGEL by Ruth Reid (Large Print); HEAVEN IS HERE by Stephanie Nielson (Large Print).

In memory of Duane Mahn from Linda Seidler LYDIA’S PARTY by Margaret Hawkins (Large Print).

Donation from Never Forgotten Honor Flight, Inc. HONOR FLIGHT: ONE LAST MISSION (DVD).

Endowment Fund donation in memory of Charles Ambrose from Mike & Rachel Geisler.

Endowment Fund donation in memory of Dahlia Pezzi from Mike & Rachel Geisler.

In memory of Dahlia Pezzi from Ralph & Tina Voigt THE CAT WITH SEVEN NAMES by Tony Johnston (Youth Services).

In memory of Dr. Ralph Neale from Ken & Judy Bashara ON MY WAY TO SCHOOL by Sarah Maizes (Youth Services).

In memory of Harold Gauger from Pete & Lori Smith GLITTER AND GLUE by Kelly Corrigan.

In memory of John “Jack” Swope from Ron Schneider, Gary Schmidt, Jim Woller, Ron Liberty, Paul Proulx, Chub VanDerGeest, Norm Natzke, Willie Kimmons GONE FISHING by Bob Rashid; THE GREATEST HUNTING STORIES EVER TOLD edited by Lamar Underwood; FISHING’S BEST SHORT STORIES edited by Paul D. Staudohar.

In memory of Jack A. Hamilton from Marie Marrier AGAINST FOOTBALL by Steve Almond; THE KING OF SPORTS by Gregg Easterbrook.

Endowment Fund donation in memory of Jack Swope from Laree & Gregory Johnson.

In memory of Bill Hass from Bill Heideman HOW TO BABYSIT A GRANDPA by Jean Reagan (Youth Services); WHEN A GRANDPA SAYS “I LOVE YOU” by Douglas Wood (Youth Services).

Endowment Fund donation in memory of Grace Hofmann from Mike & Jean Raven and the Church Mutual Insurance Family.

In memory of Grace Hofmann from Alexander Brown-Grenwalt A GIFT OF HOPE by Danielle Steel (Large Print); BAKING DAY AT GRANDMA’S by Anika Denise (Youth Services); THE DISNEY PRINCESS COOKBOOK by Cynthia Littlefield (Youth Services).

In memory of Tim Sandholm from Norm Ziemke, Bill Boyd, Charlie Kirby, Don Radloff, Tony Dantas, Julian Wassink, Robbie Johnson GREAT WLAKS OF THE WORLD by D. Larraine Andrews.

In memory of Jack Holl from Irma Stine & Linda Henrichs THE BEST AMERICAN HUNTING STORIES edited by Anthony Licata.