AT THE POLISH CENTER OF WISCONSIN
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Library Volunteer Coordinator: Edith Malson
The Polanki Library at the Polish Center of Wisconsin was established in the fall of 2000. Polanki, the Polish Women's Cultural Club of Milwaukee, contributed funds to underwrite construction of the library and to establish a collection of resources that will preserve the history and culture of Poland and Polish Americans and reach out to the area community by providing materials for research and personal interest.
The collection is primarily books but also includes magazines and newspapers, videos, records, tapes, CDs, and other items that support research and reading about Poland and Polish Americans.
USE OF MATERIALS
Larger donations are gratefully accepted to help support the purchase of new materials and maintenance of the collection.
The library also benefits from donations of equipment such as computers, CD, DVD and VCR players, which improve service to our users.
Due to the limited space that is available for housing the collection at the Polanki Library, only certain items may be accepted. All items received require volunteer staff time to process and catalog.
Since the Polanki Library is not an archive, certain materials may be more suitable for other area libraries. If you have photographs, manuscripts, papers of local Polish-American companies or organizations, these would be better housed and more accessible at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, which has an extensive Polish archival collection.
Under federal tax regulations, the Polanki Library cannot provide appraisals or estimates of value for donors. Evaluation is the responsibility of the donor. Donors should complete the “Gift Acknowledgment and Receipt” form available in the Polish Center so they will have a record of making a donation and the Polanki Library can have a file of its generous donors.