Support your Library
Volunteer, join the friends of the library, donate materials or make a financial donation. There are many ways to support the library you love.
Meet new people… Build self-confidence…Add to your marketable skills… Volunteer at the library!
- Library Tours: Show people around the library and help them find what they need.
- Assist with Special Events: Help with setup, greeting, and directing visitors.
- Computer/Technology Help: Assist with or teach basic computer skills.
- Library Beautification: Help make the library sparkle!
- Adopt a shelf: Help shelf read books to keep them in the correct order on the shelves.
- Student Internship: Get on the job experience while helping your local library.
- And more!
Do you have other great skills to offer? Let us know!
Are you a crafter? A baker? Do you homebrew? Are you a bird watcher? Accomplished gardener? Have you gone on a spectacular vacation and want to share? Do you have expertise on a certain topic? Come to the OPL and share your knowledge with the community!
How to Become a Volunteer
To learn more please call 715-294-2310 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Volunteers must be 12 years of age or older.
- If you are under age 18, you must have a parent or guardian sign your paper application.
Fill out the online Volunteer Application
Or return your signed paper application to:Osceola Public Library 310 Chieftain St PO BOX 816 Osceola, WI 54020
or FAX it to: 715-755-3510
Join the Friends of the Osceola Library
Friends of the Osceola Library, Inc. is a nonprofit organization of community members who volunteer their time and skills to help maintain and expand library special collections and services, e.g. provide magazine subscriptions.
Friends help to support the library in two basic ways — by raising funds and by providing strong advocacy for the Library within the community.
Friends’ contributions may include selling used books, attending Village Board meetings in support of our library, assisting with various other fundraisers, and serving at or participating in occasional library activities.
Friends of the Osceola Library, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by state and federal law.
Donate Used Materials
OPL accepts donations of books and AV materials that are in good condition. The library does not accept books with mold; condensed books, VHS, dictionaries, encyclopedias, or textbooks.
Donations of single copies may be given to staff in your library or placed in the book drop. A receipt for tax purposes is available when you come into the library to make your donation. Please contact the Library to discuss donations of larger collections.
The Library does not provide appraisals.
What happens to donated materials
Staff will determine whether the material will be added to the library collection or given to the Friends of the Osceola Library to be sold in a book sale to benefit the Library. Materials that contain outdated information about health, science, business, etc. will be recycled.
Once you donate an item, the gift becomes the property of the Library or the Friends of the Osceola Library. We are unable to return donated materials.
By law, we cannot determine the value of a donation for tax purposes. We can supply you with a receipt that acknowledges the donation you made to the Library.
Complete a Community Service Requirement
Volunteer hours are available at OPL to fulfill a community service requirements.
It may take up to three weeks to process your request before you can begin your volunteer hours. Please allow enough time to complete your hours before the deadline.
How to apply
- Complete an online volunteer application for community service.
- A library staff member will contact you.
Call 715-294-2310 if you haven’t been contacted within 5 days.
Other Ways to Support OPL
Looking for an easy way to donate to OPL? We participate in AmazonSmile, a program run by the web retailer to donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organization of its customers’ choosing. By using AmazonSmile you’ll enjoy the same wide selection of products and shopping features as on Amazon.com, but with the added bonus of supporting OPL for no extra effort or cost. So sign up today using Friends of the Osceola Public Library, WI as your charity and help support OPL by shopping at smile.amazon.com for all of your Amazon purchases.
Gift subscriptions to magazines and newspapers are accepted by the library.
Financial gifts made to the library are a lasting way to remember and to honor a family member, friend or colleague and are always appreciated.
The Friends of the Osceola Public Library invite you to be a part of the Discovery enter Collection in our new Library. A $20.00 gift will purchase a new book with your name on a beautiful book plate. Book Plates can be purchased at the Library or contact the Friends of the Osceola Public Library at email@example.com.
Your support makes a difference.
Library supporters are encouraged to make financial donations to the Friends of the Osceola Library, Inc.
Osceola Public Library accepts donations to enhance OPL’s collection and to provide additional support for the Library.
Before donating materials, please contact OPL to confirm that donations are currently being accepted.
Looking for an easy way to donate to the Osceola Public Library (OPL)? We’re now participating in AmazonSmile, a program run by the web retailer to donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organization of its customers’ choosing. By using AmazonSmile you’ll enjoy the same wide selection of products and shopping features as on Amazon.com, but with the added bonus of supporting OPL for no extra effort or cost. So sign up today using Friends of the Osceola Library, WI as your charity and help support OPL by shopping at smile.amazon.com for all of your Amazon purchases.