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     November 2014

In memory of Jack Holl from Helene & Jack Ader TROUT SENSE by Jason Randall.

In memory of Jack Holl from Steve Dallman & Mary Weege GREAT THINGS TO DO OUTSIDE by Jamie Ambrose (Youth Services).

In memory of Corinne Arndorfer from Yo-Yo Investment Club THE NEW TRAILSIDE COOKBOOK by Kevin Callan & Margaret Howard.

In memory of Bob Sumnicht from Merrill Lions Club INVENTING THE CHRISTMAS TREE by Bernd Brunner; THE ROUND BARN: VOLUME 3 by Jacqueline Dougan Jackson.

In memory of Virginia Harding Reynolds from You-Yo Investment Club QUALIFYING TIMES by Jaime Schultz; GOOD DOG by Editors of Garden and Gun.

In memory of Ken Hoffman from Friends at Merrill City Hall ALASKA by Bob Devine; FLYFISHER’S GUIDE TO ALASKA by Scott Haugen.

In memory of Hattie Parobek from Kim & Nancy Reinhardt THE DARING LADIES OF LOWELL by Kate Alcott (Large Print).

In memory of Jack Holl from John, Cindy, Rissa & Lindsay Swope FANTASTIC FISHING FUNNIES by Jonny Hawkins; THE DOG LOVER’S GUIDE TO TRAVEL by Kelly E. Carter.

In memory of Beryl Baumgart from Jon & Kelly Leiskau & Family JUST RIGHT FOR TWO by Tracey Corderoy (Youth Services).

In memory of Ralph Neale from Lincoln County Retired Educators WWII IN HD: THE AIR WAR (DVD).

In memory of Carolyn Hitz from Lincoln County Retired Educators NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BOOK OF ANIMAL POETRY edited by J. Patrick Lewis (Youth Services).

In memory of Carol Seehafer from Dody Neubauer CROCHET RED by Laura Zander.

Endowment Fund donation in memory of Jack Holl from Rose Mary Cournaya Family.

Donation from North Pines Genealogy Group GERMANS TO AMERICA: VOLUME 50 edited by Ira A. Glazier & P. William Filby; GERMANS TO AMERICA: VOLUME 67 edited by Ira A. Glazier & P. William Filby.

In memory of Robert Baumann from Staff of 3’s Company MANTIQUES: A MANLY GUIDE TO COOL STUFF by Eric Bradley.

In memory of Don Iwen from Kevin & Tammy Cohrs & Family WORLD WAR II IN 500 PHOTOGRAPHS by Time Life Books.

In memory of Emma Johns from Kevin & Tammy Cohrs & Family SIMPLE & STYLISH BACKYARD PROJECTS by Anna & Anders Jeppsson.

In memory of Pamela Busha from Steve & Linda Blake THE CAREGIVERS by Nell Lake.

In memory of Jasmine Hartwig from Dawn & Russ Hartwig CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL by Dog Fancy Magazine.

Endowment Fund donation from the Don Leindecker Family.

In honor of Ellie Schwartz’s 40th Anniversary at the Library from Ruth Ann Markewycz I WORK AT A PUBLIC LIBRARY by Gina Sheridan; A MICKEY MOUSE READER by Garry Apgar.

In memory of Elaine Drew from Ron & Veenie Hornischer THE PAUL HORNUNG SCRAPBOOK by Paul Hornung.

In memory of Ralph Neale from Merrill Book Bags ON WISCONSIN! by Don Kopriva & Jim Mott.

Donation from the Town of Scott & Catherine G. Lemay-Brown TOWN OF SCOTT: ESTABLISHED 1881 by Catherine G. Lemay-Brown (2 copies).

In memory of Robert Monnot from Kevin & Sandy Rell Family GOODNIGHT FOOTBALL by Michael Dahl (Youth Services).

Endowment Fund donation in memory of Matthew “Charlie” Ament from Bruce & Jean English.

In memory of Carolyn Hitz from Merrill Teacher’s Association THE GREAT BIG GREEN by Peggy Gifford (Youth Services).

In memory of Paul Linn from The Wausau IT Team THE PLANT LOVER’S GUIDE TO SNOWDROPS by Naomi Slade; ART IS… by The Metropolitan Museum of Art; BEST EASY DAY HIKE: MADISON by Johnny Molloy.

In memory of John Zinkowich from Xi Alpha Nu I KNOW A BEAR by Mariana Ruiz Johnson (Youth Services).

In memory of Russ Scheu from Ken & Judy Bashara TREASURES OF THE NRA NATIONAL FIREARMS MUSEUM by Jim Supica, Doug Wicklund, Philip Schreier.

In memory of Sandy Pieper from Katie Yutuc, Kelly Leiskau, & Nancy Dewar LOST FOR WORDS by Natalie Russell (Youth Services).

In memory of Grandma Cecelia Ament from Andrew & Sarah Weege & Family, Kate & Jason Ehrfurth & Family, Mary Weege WHEN GRANDMA SAVED CHRISTMAS by Julia Hubery (Youth Services).

In memory of Grandpa Harold Ament from Andrew & Sarah Weege & Family, Kate & Jason Ehrfurth & Family, Mary Weege AND THEN COMES CHRISTMAS by Tom Brenner (Youth Services).

Endowment Fund donation from the Dahm Family Fund within the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin.