The Patterson Memorial Library was established and continues to exist in great part through the generous donations of our patrons and benefactors. Donations are one of the ways we are able to stay fine-free! Donations also fund our Summer Reading Program, Card Creators, STEAM Projects, Cake Pans, and other programs at the library!

Many Ways to Donate:

Memorial Gift Bricks: Purchase a brick to remember a loved one or simply as a way to support the library. Levels are $100, $250, $500 and $1,000. Please ask the Director for details or to place an order.

You may also donate to the library for a specific purpose, such as to purchase specific materials like books or books on cd, or sponsor one of our many programs.

Leave a bequest in your will to the library and its continued operation, enhancement and enrichment in the community as a community center. Your financial advisor will help set this up for you!

One of our favorite ways to donate or leave a bequest is with the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin, a non-profit organization serving the communities of Central Wisconsin in the name of the Patterson Memorial Library.

Corporations wishing to donate are encouraged to contact our Director, Kent Barnard

Last but not least – there is a guilt and donation jar at the circulation desk – feel free to drop a little something in next time you’re in!

We are dedicated to serving you, our stakeholders in the Village of Wild Rose and neighboring communities. It is by your tax dollars and generous donations we are able to operate our library for you without fines! Thank you so much for supporting your library and literacy!