St. Francis Public Library


Support Your Public Library!


Support YOUR Public Library!

You become a library supporter the minute you get a library card and start using the library, but if you would like to go one step further we can suggest several ways for you to make a real difference in the services and resources the library provides.


2024 Giving Campaign

The St. Francis Public Library will begin conducting Annual Giving Campaigns to fund specific projects that are not covered by the Library’s operating budget.

For our inaugural project in 2024, the Library Board has decided to transform one of the study rooms on the main level into a Nursing Lounge. The fundraising goal for this campaign is $3,000. To make a donation, please use the online donation form and be sure to mention the 2024 Giving Campaign in the comment section.

You can also purchase an item or two directly from our Amazon Wish List.

The funds will help cover the cost of a loveseat, nursing pillow, nursing stool, privacy curtains on the windows, an activity basket with books for older sibling, and other amenities to create a comfortable and private space for parents to feed their infants and pump.

Libraries are easy outings for new parents. Providing a Nursing Lounge for those parents will encourage them to continue using the Library without having to schedule Library visits around feeding times.

There will be many ways to support the Annual Giving Campaign. Keep an eye out on social media and in our newsletters for raffles, links to Amazon Wish Lists, and more. Fundraising and donation opportunities will be announced throughout the year, until our $3,000 goal is met.



Make a Donation

Your donation to the library helps us to go above and beyond basic library services to provide the community with an excellent collection, free public computer access, a variety of programs for kids and adults, and a comfortable and welcoming environment in which to enjoy it all!


  1. Monetary donations: The Library gratefully accepts monetary gifts from individuals, businesses, corporations and organizations. Donations are deposited in a special Library Donation fund. They are not used for operating expenses, but are used in accordance with the Library’s mission for special purchases, programs or projects.
    1. In-person donations – Staff are happy to accept your donation when you visit the library. Receipts for tax purposes are available, if requested.
    2. Online donations – use this online form to make your donation to the library. Your gift will be acknowledged with a letter, which can also be used as your tax receipt.

  2. Donations of books and other materials: Books not added directly to the library’s circulating collection are sorted by library staff and Friends volunteers. The Friends of the St. Francis Public Library Book Sale is supported by your generous donations of books and other items. Donations are accepted year round. Please follow the guidelines in the donation brochure (see link) to assist staff and volunteers in making sure your donation is processed quickly and efficiently. 

Please read our donation brochure for all the details about making a donation to the library.



Make a Purchase from the Library's Amazon Wish List

The library is now offering an easy new way to support the library and library programming. We have created a “wish list” on Amazon of items that would enhance our programming but are not necessarily covered by our regular budget. These “extras” would help us boost the fun and creativity and offer exciting new programs. All you need to do is click on the link for the item(s) you want to donate and complete the purchase.



Support the Friends

The Friends of the St. Francis Library is a non-profit, volunteer organization that supports the mission of the library through fundraising and other activities. With the Friends' support, the library is able to offer a wide variety of programming for children and adults as well as providing a welcoming and comfortable environment for our patrons.


Friends Contributions:

    • 1000 Books Before Kindergarten -Funded supplies and prizes for this program encouraging early literacy activities for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
    • Fish Tank Maintenance -  Funding professional maintenance of the aquarium in the Youth area.
    • Book Pages - A monthly newsletter offering reviews of the latest books. Free for our patrons to pick up at the library.
    • Movie License - Allows the library to present our Family Movie series free of charge.
    • Summer Reading Performers & Prizes - Funded prizes and incentives for Summer Reading participants.


  1. Join the Friends: Funds generated through membership and other fundraising activities allow the Friends organization to purchase equipment and materials and sponsor programs that are not available through the regular library budget. Your membership strengthens the services our library provides. Fill out the membership application, then submit it to the library.

  2. Shop the Friends Book Sale:
    1. Book Store:  Open daily during normal Library hours.
    2. Book Sale Shelves in the Library:  Located on the main level of the Library, near the computer lab.

  3. Purchase a Friends tote bag

  4. Volunteer your time and skills: Help sort books, staff the book store, create flyers and promotional materials for the Friends, support Library programs.


If you have questions or comments, please contact the Friends at



Sponsor a Library Program

The Library offers a variety of programs for patrons of all ages. Interest in programming continues to grow and we need support to be able to offer quality programs at no cost to the participants. Here are some library programs we offer, as well as suggested donations to sponsor them:

  • Art/craft program

o   $25-50, youth program

o   $50-100, adult program

  • Summer Reading Thursday Performer, $100-250
  • Movie Matinee Popcorn, $15 / month
  • 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program, $50 - $100


Please contact the Library Director at if you would like to sponsor a library program.





St. Francis Public Library | 4230 S. Nicholson Avenue | St. Francis, WI 53235 | Phone: (414) 481-7323 | Email: