Library Expansion

The Aram Public Library, established in 1908, is a much-loved community hub in downtown Delavan.  However, 100+ years later, our building presents significant challenges that include crumbling walls and ceilings, cramped spaces, limited access to technology and summer youth and adult programming held in a rented tent on a gravel parking lot due to lack of programming space.

Our plan is to renovate and expand the existing facility into a modern library, on the same centrally located site as the original library. The expansion was approved by the Delavan Common Council as a publicly and privately funded project.

The Delavan Aram Public Library Foundation (DAPLF) is now coordinating a Capital Campaign to raise funds to supplement the City’s contribution toward the project.

Video flythrough of the project.

Curious about what’s been happening behind the scenes?

  1. Expansion – The Case for Support
  2. Frequently Asked Questions
  3. Schematic Plan of Present Building & Addition
  4. Interior Schematic with Labeled Spaces

  1. Our complete list of APL Naming Opportunities YTD
  2. Policy on Named Gifts
  3. Gift Options

Will You Join Us?

Our fundraising campaign offers many ways to get involved and support the library. Recognition and naming opportunities are available for major gifts. 

If you have a passion for public libraries and want to invest in the future of our community, a gift to the Foundation is the perfect way to leave a legacy – Campaign Pledge Form (fillable PDF) or Campaign Pledge Form (printable).  We also welcome donations of stocks and/or securities – Stock Transfer and Acceptance Information

Contributions to the Foundation should be made out or transferred to: The Delavan Aram Public Library Foundation, Inc. Contributions can be mailed to the Foundation at 404 E. Walworth Avenue, Delavan, WI  53115. The Foundation investment account is at Town Bank, 820 East Geneva Street, Delavan, WI  53115.

To donate on-line, click on the PayPal link or the QR code:

Women With Words is an initiative to sponsor the new Youth Gallery Wall at the Aram Public Library in Delavan.  The concept is to celebrate women as a legacy of love – ourselves, mothers, sisters, grandmothers, daughters, and friends.  The Youth Gallery Wall – almost 50 feet in length – connects the Adult, Makerspace and Children’s Areas together in the new building.  A contribution is $500 with the honoree’s name featured on this prominent wall with an overall fundraising goal of $50,000

To make a donation click on the QR code above or fill out a pledge form – APL Campaign Women With Words or at the library. For more information, view our video. 

We Need Your Help

Volunteer Opportunities

The DAPLF needs members of the community to work on the campaign. Interested? Email or contact Our campaign team: Campaign Cabinet.  Our Foundation members:

Wayne Osborn, President
Terri Yanke, Vice-President
John Grober, Treasurer
Tammy Morgan, Secretary
Robert Betzer

Cynthia DeVoy
Tasha Gerasimow
Kathleen Kilkenny
Ryan Schroeder
Michelle Carter, Director of the Aram Public Library

Our Renovated & Expanded Library Opening in 2024!