Antigo Public Library Foundation Mission

The goal of the Foundation is to enrich, not replace, traditional tax-based support through private fundraising from individuals, businesses, and foundations. Such supplemental funding will make a difference between an adequate library and a great one! If you are interested in serving on our 9-member board, please fill out the interest form below and we will reach out when there is a vacancy.

Antigo Public Library Foundation Interest Form

The Foundation Supports the Library

The Antigo Public Library Foundation, Inc. is a tax-exempt, private, nonprofit corporation that provides supplementary support for the Library.

  • Enhancement to the buildings
  • Special collections and/or services
  • Supporting positive, high quality programs which help attract patrons to the library.
  • Supporting continuing education opportunities for professional growth
Foundation Board members seated around a table at a meeting in the McGinley Room

The Antigo Public Library Foundation meets at least four times each year at 5:30 p.m. in the evenings. Upcoming meeting dates will be listed on our library event calendar.

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 Make a Gift to the Foundation

We will send you a receipt for tax purposes, along with our grateful thanks. We are currently fundraising for three large projects:

  • Solar roofing project for panels on the East, South and West roofs of the library. We are raising money to apply towards matching state grants. When funded, this project would offset 80% of electric costs and enhance local resiliency by continuing to offer services like wi-fi during power outages. This also sets the stage for future grant funding and fundraising for an electric bookmobile!
  • Digitization of all Antigo Daily Journal and Antigo Republican newspapers currently on microfilm back to the 1980s.
  • Creating an Early Learning Play Space in the children’s area of the library with quality seating for all ages children through senior adults.

How To Give

  • Cash or check donations: Make checks payable to the Antigo Public Library Foundation APL Foundation 617 Clermont St. Antigo, WI 54409
  • Paypal
  • Securities
  • Insurance policies
  • Bequests
  • Deferred contributions to an endowment fund
  • Browse our¬†Brochure

Endowment funds have the ability to fund programs long-term, so your gift today can keep on giving to future generations.

We recommend that you consult your attorney when considering any sizeable gifts, especially through bequests.

The Antigo Public Library has received support from private individuals in addition to its public funding.

The Antigo Public Library Foundation assures that contributions will supplement, but never replace, public funds.

Helen Tomany chose to give the community the chance to enjoy learning as much as she did. Her $250,000 bequest to the Antigo Public Library provided the impetus to construct the new facility, with additional dollars coming from the city, county, and a spirited fundraising effort on behalf of the Antigo Public Library Foundation.