Library Foundation and Friends
The Walter Olson Memorial Library Foundation is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to raising money for the Olson Memorial Library. It also includes the Walter Olson Friends of the Library (W.O.L.F). Your gift to the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library Foundation helps the Library serve the community above and beyond what tax-based funding provides. Thanks to donations from individuals, businesses and foundations, the Library can provide more and better:
- Books and other items
- Technology resources, including free public access to computers and the Internet
- Services for those with special needs
- Programming for children, teens, and adults
The goal of the Foundation is to augment the Library as a learning and information resource for the citizenry of Eagle River and surrounding townships above and beyond the financial support provided by annual tax revenues. In that regard, the Foundation seeks gifts and donations of money, books and valuable collections, endowments, funds and properties to benefit the Library, and conduct fund raising events.
The Foundation's major fund raising event is the annual WEOM Library Golf Outing held at the Eagle River Golf Course. Other monies come from private donations and groups. The Friends also help to raise monies from book sales throughout the year.
The Foundation and Friends sponsor an annual Recognition event for the Library staff and volunteers in the fall.
Presently the Foundation is involved in the "Buy A Brick" Campaign to raised additional funds for the newly renovated and expanded library. It's purpose is to raise $220,000 dollars to pay for furnishings, bookshelves and additional library facility needs. Go to The Olson Memorial Library Foundation website to learn more about the Foundation's endeavors.
Foundation Members - Select a name to send an email to that person.