Sign up now for Summer Reading Program

Our Summer Reading Program will kick off the week of July 11, and signup sheets are available now at the library.

Again this year, we will have 3 different programs – for children ages 12 and under, for teens ages 13-18 and for adults.

Prizes will be awarded at the end of the 5-week session for those who completed their weekly reading assignments, which will be measured in minutes per day.

For more information, see any library staff or call us at 607-565-9341.

Signup sheet adults – 2016
Signup sheet teens – 2016
Signup sheet kids 2016

Summer events schedule announced

The Waverly Free Library is pleased to present its 2017 schedule of community events, one we hope will offer something for everybody!

This year’s events begin on Wednesday, July 12, and continue for five consecutive Wednesdays until Aug. 9.

The schedule is:

  • July 12 – GameTruck @ the Library, 1-8 p.m.*
  • July 19 – Cornell Physics Bus, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Library
  • July 26 – Bubblemania!, 6:30 p.m., Village Hall
  • Aug. 2 – Dan the Snake Man, 6:30 p.m., Muldoon Park
  • Aug. 9 – Moreland the Magician, 6:30 p.m., Village Hall

All events are free and open to the public.

* Hours for the GameTruck will be from 1-3 p.m. for children ages 9 and younger; 3:30-5:30 p.m. for ages 10-16; and 6-8 p.m. for ages 17 and older. Available games will appropriate for the age groups. 

For more information, call the library at 607-565-9341 or stop and see us.

Summer reading event flyer 2016

Library to close week of July 3

WAVERLY – In order to accommodate renovations being done at the Waverly Free Library, the library will be closed from July 4 to July 10 and will reopen on July 11.

The renovations will include new ceiling tiles and lighting, and new paint throughout the library, said Director Chris Brewster.

“As part of the work being done at the Elizabeth Square Apartment complex, we’re lucky enough to be getting extensive renovations here at the library as well,” Brewster said.

Once work is completed, likely later this summer, the library will also have new flooring, some new furniture, an exterior canopy, a bike rack, trash receptacles and security cameras outside the building.

“CRM Rental Management, the new building owners, asked us for a wish list for renovations over a year ago and they’ve been incredibly generous in planning for work that will be of the most benefit to our patrons,” said Brewster. “They’ve already replaced all the windows, patched the roof above the entrance and a handful of other cosmetic things.”

While the library is closed, patrons are encouraged to use the drop box to the right of the front doors to return any materials that are due. However, no fines will be charged on items that can’t be returned during that week, Brewster said.

Bob Fox Trivia will be March 5

The Bob Fox Memorial Trivia Competition will be held on Sunday, March 5, at the LOOM in Waverly. As in years past, teams of up to 8 players will compete for cash prizes through a series of trivia questions on various topics, including some based on library knowledge.

Entry fee is $40 per team or $5 per person. Food will be available for purchase, and snacks will be provided.  Entries can be dropped off or mailed to the Library, 18 Elizabeth St., Waverly. Early signups are encouraged so we know how much space we’ll need to accommodate everyone.

You can also sign up and pay online through our PayPal account by clicking the button here:


Trivia Entries



Fall Book Sale will be Nov. 10-12

The Waverly Free Library will be holding a Fall Book Sale from Thursday, Nov. 10, through Saturday, Nov. 12, during regular library hours.

Available items will include hardcover and paperback books, DVDs and audiobooks.

As a special event on Saturday, Nov. 12, we will host Book Art workshops starting at 1 p.m. Patty Sheldon will lead the workshops and show attendees how to turn books into pieces of art. The cost of the sessions will be $2 and will include a book from the sale.

For more information, contact us at 607-565-9341 or ask anyone at the library.