Used Book Sales

The Friends have used books available for purchase daily in the Friends' Room (located in the lobby) during Library hours. Books sell for $1 or less. You may drop off book contributions at the Library during hours open.

Used Magazine Sales

Recycling at its best takes place when patrons bring current (past two years only) magazines to the table in the Library's lobby just outside the door to the Friends' Room. Interested people buy these donated issues at 10 cents a copy and simply leave the money with library staff or in the Friends' box at the circulation desk. These magazines are used at least twice and the Friends have funding for projects such as the Summer Library Program.

Bus Trips to Waverly PL

Costs for monthly WPL visits are paid by Friends for Grades K-4. Many generous members have made extra contributions to keep this program in place. A trip can be sponsored for approximately $25. You, too, can participate by writing a check to the Friends of the Waverly Public Library and specifying that it is for the busing program.

Summer Reading Program Presentations and Prizes

Friends fund special programs and some of the prizes for the Summer Library Program for elementary school-aged children and for preschool-aged children. The special live presentations are both educational and entertaining. Reading encouragement is featured throughout.

Books for New Babies

In cooperation with Waverly Municipal Hospital, Friends present a new book to each baby born at Waverly Municipal Hospital each year.

Books for Kindergarteners

The Friends present a new book to each kindergartener at Waverly-Shell Rock.

Mysteries and Munchies Book Club

Books by Mystery authors are discussed on the second Sunday beginning at 2:30 p.m. at the Library. Friends sponsor this delight for book and mystery lovers and Mary Schmidt, columnist, plans and leads the discussions. Open to all. No charge.

Celebrity Readers

During the month of April, "Celebrities" are asked to come to the Library and read to school classes. What a treat to see that very important book and literacy connection modeled by our own leaders!

DVD Collections

Continuous purchase of BBC and PBS production series.

Teen Programs

Support and fund teen events throughout the school year.

American Girl Doll

Purchased Kit Kittredge doll from the American Girls series for check out.

Read Til YA Drop

Adult book club that reads Young Adult fiction. Group meets the 4th Tuesday every month.

Do It Yourself! Nights

Friends of the WPL sponsor the DIY classes for Adults which meet the second Tuesday of each month September - May. Registration required.

Book Page

A monthly book review magazine purchased by the Friends. Pick up your free copy at the circulation desk.

Children's Programs

Support and fund Children's events throughout the school year.

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