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Donate to the Library

New Building Fund

The Cadott Library Trustees are making headway on a new library building to be placed on the corner of HWY 27 and Mills St., near the schools. Full details on this project can be found on the Building Page.

Our recognized donation levels are as follows:

  • Visionary: $300,000+
  • Founder: $100,000 – $299,000
  • Benefactor: $50,000 – $99,000
  • Sponsor: $10,000 – $49,000
  • Patron: $2,000 – $9,999
  • Supporter: $1,000 – $1,999
  • Friend: >$999

Checks can be made payable to the Village of Cadott, noting “Library Building Fund” in the memo line. Mail to: P.O. Box 68, Cadott, WI 54727 or dropped off at the library with the director.

For other donation options, such as stocks or bonds, please contact the Library Director or Library Board President.

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.)


Memorials & Honorariums

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

Donations in memory of a family member, friend, or other loved one, are an amazing remembrance gift that will aid the community for many years to come. These gifts can be in the form of monetary 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. You can also see our brochure here or pick up a copy at the library.

The George and Alice Miller Endowment

The George and Alice Miller Trust has been supporting the library since 1963! It was dissolved in 2019 for better management and 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!


Library vs. Friends Vs. Endowment?

It can be very confusing to know where and how your donations are best utilized. When in doubt: ask! All contributions are tax deductable. Here are some general guidelines for where your donations should be directed and how they’re used:

Direct to the Library:

  • Building Fund Donations
  • Honorariums, Memorials, & Specified Purchasing
  • Short-term help (Items that will be used between 1 and 20+ years).

The Friends:

  • General Purchasing Use
  • Programing & Event Funding
  • Non-Specific Material Purchases
  • Summer Reading Program Aid
  • 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.
  • Purely monetary
  • Funds recieved from the Endowment will generally go toward events, equipment, and materials.

Even More Ways to Donate!

1. Programing Amazon Wishlist
2.Donate your gently used books, board games, puzzles, etc.

  • Materials that fill a need in our collection will be added
  • Materials that do not will go on our Friends Book Sale.
    Please refer to our Donation Policy and talk to the Library Director before making material donations.

3. Donate your Time & Skill, leading a library program
4. Volunteer with the Friends of the Library