The Walter Olson Memorial Library Foundation is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to raising money for the Olson Memorial Library. It also includes the Friends of the Library.
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 byond the financial support provided by annual tax revenues. In that regard the Foundation shall seek 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 sponsors an annual Recognition Dinner for the Library staff and volunteers. The Friends sponsor an informative annual luncheon that allows members, volunteers, staff and the general public to keep abreast of the Friends activities. A speaker is always featured at these well-attended events.
Presently the Foundation is involved in the "Right Before Your Eyes" capital campaign. It's purpose is to raise $3.26 million dollars to build a new library facility. Go to The Olson Memorial Library Foundation website to learn more about this worthy endeavor.
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