Donations

Donate here to support all 65 libraries in the South Central Library System located in Adams, Columbia, Dane, Green, Portage, Sauk and Wood counties.

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Donate By PayPal or Credit Card

To donate to a specific library, choose from the list of eligible libraries below.  You may add any notes for a dedication or specific instructions (up to 250 characters).
If you do not specify a library the donation will go to the SCLS Foundation and will be used to support all libraries in the South Central Library System.

Note: PayPal charges a fee of 2.9% + $.30 per transaction for this online service. The fees are deducted from the donation by PayPal prior to the SCLS Foundation receiving the donation. This fee can be avoided by writing a check directly to the SCLS Foundation.

The eligible libraries and groups are listed below.

SCLS Foundation
Adams County Friends
Adams County Library
Arpin Public Library
Black Earth Public Library
Brodhead Memorial Public Library
Brodhead - Friends of Brodhead Memorial Public Library
Cambria - Jane Morgan Memorial Library
Cambridge - Friends of Cambridge Community
Cedar Grove Public Library
Columbus Public Library
Columbus - Friends of Columbus Public Library
Dane County Bookmobile - Friends of Dane County Bookmobile
Deerfield - Friends of the Deerfield Public Library
Jefferson Public Library
Johnson Creek Public Library
Johnson Creek - Friends of the Johnson Creek Public Library
LaValle - Friends of LaValle Public Library
LaValle Public Library
Lodi Public Library Investment Fund
Lodi - Friends of Lodi Woman's Club Public Library
Manawa - Sturm Memorial Library
Marshfield - Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library
Mazomanie Public Library
McFarland - Friends of the McFarland Library
Middleton Public Library
Monroe Public Library
Monticello Public Library
Nekoosa - Charles & JoAnn Lester Library of Nekoosa
Pardeeville - Angie W. Cox Public Library
Pittsville Public Library
Poynette Area Public Library
Prairie du Sac - Ruth Culver Community Library
Reedsburg Public Library
Rio Area Library Friends
Rio Community Library
Rock Springs Public Library
Sheboygan Falls Memorial Library
Superior Public Library
Whitehall - Friends of the Whitehall Public Library
Wisconsin Rapids - McMillan Memorial Library
Wyocena Public Library

Donate By Mail

  1. Make Check Payable to: South Central Library System Foundation, Inc.
  2. If you want the donation to be given to a specific library, write the name of the library on the check's memo line.
  3. Mail to: South Central Library System Foundation, 4610 South Biltmore Lane, Suite 101, Madison, WI 53718

Other Ways to Donate

  • Leave a Legacy Consider a major gift to support or endow an Enhancement Fund program as a family or in memory of a loved one.
  • Matching Gifts Be sure to check with your employer about its matching gift program.
  • Planned Giving Ensure exceptional public library services through your will. (brochure)
  • Stock Transfer Gift We accept gifts of stock and other securities.
  • If you have specific interests to which you'd like to contribute, please contact the Foundation to make arrangements.

Through The Campaign to Enhance Public Libraries, the SCLS Foundation is raising private funds that will enhance public libraries throughout our SCLS Community to expand their excellent services in each of the following areas:

  • Childrens Services -- Expand childrens collections, services and reading programs.
  • Collection Development -- Enrich the number of library holdings in subject range and depth.
  • Libraries of the Future -- Ensure that all members of our library community share state-of-the-art technology and provide a welcoming community-centered environment in which it can be used.
  • Lifelong Learning -- Enhance training and educational programming at all libraries in the system.
  • Literacy -- Enhance library programming in language and reading, societal, and technology skills training.

For more information, contact Martha Van Pelt, South Central Library System Director, (608) 246-7975.