Support OML

The Library gratefully accepts financial gifts of any amount to help us fund services, programs, and materials for our community.

Commemorative Gifts

Celebrate a special person or event in your life by making a contribution to the Olson Memorial Library.  Honor friends and loved ones by making a donation to celebrate birthdays, retirements, or other special occasions. 

When you make a donation, you can request that we add a bookplate to the items we purchase with those funds identifying the donor, and the person or event being honored. 

Gifts of this kind are a wonderful way to mark special people and occasions while also supporting vital community Library services.

Endowment Funds & Estate Planning

Individuals or organizations may wish to establish endowment funds or to name the Library in their estate planning.  If you are interested in pursuing this option, please contact the Library for more information.


Other Ways to Support

Join Walter Olson Library Friends (W.O.L.F.)

W.O.L.F. is a grassroots organization dedicated to supporting and advocating for the Olson Library, an essential institution of our community.

Annual membership is $10, and dues go to supporting Library operations. Members also can contribute by working at book sales and assisting with the organization.  W.O.L.F. is an integral part of the library’s life!

Please contact Jan Christofferson, W.O.L.F. Treasurer, at for more information.

Donate Materials

We are happy to accept donations of new and gently used books, DVDs, music and audiobook CDs.  Donated materials are evaluated to see if they will be added to our collection or given to W.O.L.F. for sales.  

There are some items we are unable to accept, so please look at our Donation Guidelines or contact the Library for more information.


The Walter E. Olson Memorial Library relies heavily on the support of our community volunteers for a number of different tasks.  If you would be interested in volunteering at the library, please fill out our Volunteer Application.  If we have a volunteer opportunity that would be a good fit for your talents and interests, you will be contacted for a brief interview.

For more information, please see our Volunteer Policy or contact us at 715-479-8070.

WEOM Library Foundation

The WEOM Library Foundation, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to raising money for the Olson Library, was formed in 1992 in order to support the library’s mission to provide for the immediate library needs and to expand the library in the future.  

The goal of the Foundation is to augment the library as a learning and information resource for the citizens of Eagle River and the surrounding communities and townships that support the library. This is done beyond the financial support provided by annual tax revenues.