The Friends of the Waverly Public Library are a non-profit group that provides volunteer support and funding for projects and events through the Waverly Public Library.
Projects and Events by Friends:
Celebrity Readers at Waverly PL
Mysteries and Munchies (Check the 2nd Sunday of the month on the calendar for current book reviews *Feb. is the exception being the 1st Sunday)
Presentations and prizes
Books for new babies
Books for kindergarteners
Used Book Sales
Used Magazine Sales
We need you! Pick up a membership form at the Library or Click Here for the downloadable PDF document to print off your own copy.
Send it with your check to:
Friends of the Waverly Public Library
1500 West Bremer
Waverly, IA 50677-2836
Contact Susan Van Hemert at (319)352-1223 for more information.
Board of Directors
Meetings are held at noon the second Tue of each month.
Sandi Dahlquist, President
Laura Hemmes, Secretary
Beth Collins, Treasurer
Susan Van Hemert, Library Liaison
Used Book Sales:
The Friends have used books available for purchase daily in the lobby and Friends' Room 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.
Presentations and Prizes
Friends fund special programs and some of the prizes for the Summer Library Program for elementary school age children and for preschool age 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 WSR.
Supplementary support has been provided from time-to-time for developing or upgrading special collections such as DVD's and adding accessories or furnishings for the community through its Library. A plaque near the Friends' Room door identifies these gifts.
Mysteries and Munchies
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 at Waverly PL
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!