Cadott Community Library
Monetary Donations

The Library appreciates montetary donations of any size! Whether it’s spare change in our donation box or a sizable check. We will put it to use!

Donations can be specifically given to be used for…

1. Where they are most needed, determined by library staff.

2. Materials Donation (Books, CDs, DVDs, etc)

3  Furnishings and Equipment (furniture, toys, etc.)

4. Technology (Computers, scanners, printers, maintenance, etc.)

 

Honorariums

Honorarium gifts are suitable for funerals, graduations, weddings, birthdays, and any other gift-giving event.

Monetary or material donations in memory of a family member, friend, or other loved one, are an amazing rememberance gift that will aid the community for many years to come. These gifts can be in the form of memorial donations to the library used for specific materials, or put toward purchase of larger items such as furniture, special collections, etc.

We offer Honorarium cards, free of charge, with your donation at the library.

For more information, contact the Cadott Community Library at cadottpl@cadottlibrary.org or (715) 289-4950. 

New Building Fund

The Cadott Community Library is once again looking toward a new building project. Specifically, a standalone library building.

It is our hope that with a new building the library will become ADA compliant and accessible, have more space for materials and programming and increase reading and leisure areas in the library. 

To learn more come to the Cadott Community Library or contact your Village representatives. 

The George and Alice Miller Endowment

In 2019, work began to disolve the longtime George and Alice Miller Trust. The Trust has been supporting the library since 1963! However, management of the trust became unstable, so measures were taken to ensure the proper care for the benefit of the library.

In 2020, the Trust was officially turned over to the Chippewa Foundaton to become the George and Alice Miller Endowment. The foundation is a public charity that serves the Chippewa Valley.

Gifts can be made to the endowment at any time or written into advanced directives. For more information about how to make a gift, visit the Foundation’s Website: http://www.yourlegacyforever.org

Friends of the Library

Join the Friends of the Library!

The need for a strong library is greater than ever. In the past 10 years alone public library usage has increased by 25% nationwide! With the increase in usage and attendence, demad for services and resources offered by the library increases too. 

The Friends make it possible to increase our capacity to serve but we couldn’t do it without your continued support. 

Joining the Friends is easy! Vist their page for more information, or stop into the library to pick up one of their brochures. The Friends members will be absolutely vital in our future plans for getting our new building!

Donations made to the Friends of the Library are Tax Deductable as they are an official 501(c)3 NonProfit Organization.

 

Library vs. Friends Vs. Endowment?

It can be very confusing to know where and how your donations are best utilized. When in doubt: ask! Otherwise, here are some general guidelines for where your donations should be addressed:

The Library:

  • Building Fund Donations
  • Honorariums, Memorials, & Specified Purchasing
  • Short-term help (Items that will be used between 3 and 20+ years).

The Friends:

  • General Purchasing Use
  • Programing & Event Funding
  • Non-Specific Material Purchases
  • Summer Reading Program Aid
  • Tax Deductable
  • Friends generally pay for single-time events and items, with exceptions of Director suggested materials purchasing.

 

The Endowment

  • Long-Term Gift. For as long as the Endowment exists, your gift will continue to be invested and earning.
  • Tax Deductable
  • Purely monetary
  • Funds recieved from the Endowment will generally go toward events, equipment, and materials.

Even More Ways to Donate!

1. Shop using Amazon Smile!

  •  Go to smile.amazon.com
  • Sign in to your Amazon account
  • Select the “Friends of the Cadott Community Library” as your charity
  • Select “Yes” for understanding that in order to be raising money for the Friends you MUST start at smile.amazon.com
  • Shop like normal and raise money! 

2. Check out our Amazon Wishlist!
3. Donate your gently used books

  • Books that fill a need in our collection will be added
  • Books that do not will go on our Friends Book Sale.

4. Donate gently used board games and puzzles.

Hours

Monday: 12 PM to 5 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM to 6 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM to 6 PM
Thursday: 12 PM to 5 PM
Friday: 12 PM to 5 PM
Saturday: 10 AM to 2 PM