Make a Donation

Children playing at train tableYour donation could help the library add to our selection of books, movies and music. Your gift could be used to enhance the library building or expand an important service.  A donation is a wonderful memorial for someone who valued the library and their time spent here.

Here is how you can make a tax-deductible donation:

  • Send a check to the Oshkosh Public Library at 106 Washington Ave., Oshkosh, WI  54901.
  • Donate to the Library Development Fund at the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation.  For information call 920-426-3993.
  • Include the Oshkosh Public Library in your estate planning. Ask your financial advisor about the benefits of including a cash gift, or assets from retirement plans, life insurance or other sources in your will.
  • To discuss making a substantial gift to the library, contact Jeff Gilderson-Duwe, library director, at 920-236-5210.
  • Donate your used books for the Friends of the Library used book sale during library open hours.  For large donations, contact Vicki Vandenberg at 920-236-5210.

Donations supplement the library’s early literacy efforts, funding books and programs that get children ready to read.

How your donations help

Throughout the library's history, donations from the public have helped the Oshkosh Public Library rise to a level of excellence that cannot be achieved through tax funding alone. Donations to the library have helped to:

  • Purchase best-seller books and other materials.
  • Bring authors into Oshkosh’s elementary schools for programs that educate and inspire students to try writing and illustrating.
  • Set up the OurSpace teen area, build teen reading collections and offer author, technology and art programs for teens.
  • Collect and publish digital collections of photos and community information that preserve Oshkosh history.
  • Establish outstanding genealogy resources and research assistance.

Your donation could help the library to support children's literacy, build popular collections such as eBooks, preserve local history resources and update technology available to library users.  Our wish list has specific suggestions that your donation could help to fund for the library.