Our Library

Our Mission

The Waverly Public Library is your window to information, recreation, and community.

Strategic Plan

Our long range, strategic plan for 2019-2023 emphasizes four main focus areas: Inviting Spaces, Beloved Programming, Community-Valued Resources & Services, and An Engaged Community. To see the full plan, please click here.

The Library Gardens

The Butterfly Garden is a beautiful & unique feature of the Waverly Public Library. Featuring a goldfish pond with lovely water features and many native plants, the garden is ideal for photography, quiet reading, or picnics.

The garden contains sculptures by local artists of butterfly eggs, a caterpillar, and chrysalis. Walk along the garden paths to follow the lifecycle of moths and butterflies. You may even catch a glimpse of a real monarch butterfly.

Welcome to Waverly. Great schools. Diverse housing options. Robust job market. Top-flight indoor rec center. Outdoor recreation adventures of all kinds. Prestigious Wartburg College. And a safe and welcoming community of people who value the good life in a beautiful place.