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Our Foundation
Historic Pictures
Historical framed prints.
(Terchak Endowment)
Several years ago, the Library Board established the Irv H. Terchak Endowment Fund to support the library and benefit future users beyond the level supported by the City of West Allis, helping to make our library a true community treasure. 

Irv H. Terchak Endowment Fund
Self Checkout Stations
Self-Check Out stations.
(Terchak Endowment)
The endowment was initially funded with a bequest of nearly $1.46 million from Irv H. Terchak, a life-long West Allis resident.   Mr. Terchak, who died in 2004 at the age of 85, was a disabled World War II veteran who lived very simply in his parent's West Allis home and worked at local companies.  The Terchak bequest came as a complete surprise to the library.  Mr. Terchak's wish was that the  West Allis Public Library would establish an endowment fund that would continue to enhance the lives of others.  Every day West Allis Public Library users realize the benefits of the Terchak Endowment in countless ways.

Make Your Contribution
By establishing a bequest in your will, living trust, or retirement assets to the Irv H. Terchak Endowment Fund for the West Allis Public Library, you create a planned gift that will support the library and benefit future generations of library users.  For more information on our Planned Giving brochure, please call the library at 302-8501.

Honorary or Memorial Gifts
Children's Area
Renovation of the
Children's Department.
(Heikkinen Memorial)
Many opportunities for giving are available.  The West Allis Public Library gratefully accepts donations at any time.  Honorary or memorial gifts may be made in honor of someone special and are a lasting tribute.

West Allis Public Library
7421 W. National Ave
West Allis, WI 53214
(414) 302-8503
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Library Director
Michael Koszalka

Adult Reference
(414) 302-8500
(414) 302-8503
(414) 302-8502
(414) 302-8501

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