Give Back


Volunteering at the Monticello Public Library is a great way to make a positive impact in your community. We are grateful to all the volunteers who donate their time and expertise to make the library better for our community.

Volunteer opportunities include: shelf reading, working on special projects, and helping out at library programs as well as opportunities to serve on the Monticello Public Library Board.

If you are interested in a volunteer opportunity, please call us at 608-938-4011 or email Brenda Massei at bmassei [at] (bmassei[at]monticellopubliclibrary[dot]org)

Craft Item Donations

We accept clean and in good condition items for our crafting kits and programming. If you are cleaning out crafting supplies, please do think of us! We have continuing need for the list of following items. If it is not on the list, please feel free to ask, we often take craft supplies and reuse them even if they are not on this list. If you wish to make a new donation of any of these items, we appreciate that as well. 

  • Bottled craft paint (even if it has been opened - as long as it is not dried out)
  • Brand new brown paper bags
  • Construction Paper
  • Crayons (even if they are used)
  • Glass Jars
  • Markers
  • Stickers

Book and Material Donations

We welcome the following materials for donation:

  • Recent fiction/nonfiction books in good condition, that have been published in that last 10 years
  • Children's books in good condition, that have been published in the last 10 years
  • Books on CD, as well as DVDs and BluRay Movie Discs in excellent condition
  • Puzzles or games in excellent condition

Excluded Items
Due to space and storage limitations, the library cannot accept the following types of materials:

  • Magazines
  • Textbooks
  • Old encyclopedia sets
  • Reader's Digest Condensed Books
  • Books that are more than ten years old (except local history)
  • Books previously discarded from libraries
  • Items that are tattered, yellowed, musty, and/or stained
  • Items that are highlighted, written in, or that have loose pages
  • Paperbacks that are obviously worn
  • Computer software and computer manuals
  • DVDs that have visible wear
  • VHS Movies, cassette tapes, 8-tracks, or vinyl

Your items will be accepted at the desk during business hours. Receipts are available for donated items, though staff cannot place a monetary value on them.

Leave a Legacy

Invest in the library and leave a legacy of learning for future generations. Checks can be made out to the Monticello Public Library mentioning "Endowment Fund" in the memo field and mailed to the library at 512 E. Lake Ave, PO Box 149, Monticello, WI 53570 attn: Director. Funds are added to our account with the South Central Library System Foundation and invested to grow for future projects. Other methods of donations include gifts of cash, securities, property, bequests, beneficiary designations, memorials, and stocks.


You can also support your library by contacting to your local, state, and federal elected officials with testimonials about how your library has helped you and how important libraries are to you. Contact our staff at info [at] or 608-938-4011 if you need assistance finding your elected officials.