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The library was founded in 1939as the Pike County Free Public Library. The first librarian was Miss Madison Irwin. From 1939 to 1978, the library was part of the Waverly High School. In 1978, the library was moved to North High Street in Waverly. Finally, in 1985, the library was moved to its present location at 207 North Market Street in Waverly.

Mission Statement

Educate. Inspire. Enjoy.

You can do it all at the Garnet A. Wilson Public Library. Whether you need a book for leisurely reading or a book for research, Internet access to check and send email, genealogy material to trace your family roots, or just a quiet and comfortable place to relax, you can find it here.

The library is filled with opportunity for education, inspiration, and enjoyment. Come check out all the wonderful resources that we have available for you.

Acceptable Internet Use

OPLIN and Internet Usage Policies

The Garnet A. Wilson Public Library of Pike County, Ohio, strives to develop collections, resources, and services that meet the cultural, informational, recreational, and educational needs of the residents of the area. It is within this context that the Garnet A. Wilson Public Library has agreed to participate in OPLIN, the Ohio Public Library Information Network, which allows access to the Internet.


  Overdue Fines Length of Circulation Item Limits
Books (General Collection) $0.10 per day, max $5 per item 28 days Reasonable amount
New Books $0.10 per day, max $5 per item 1


  • Over 50,000 books
  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Large print books
  • Graphic Novels
  • Over 200 magazines and journals
  • Local and regional newspapers
  • DVDs
  • CDs
  • Books on CD
  • eBooks
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Request items from over 90 library systems in Ohio
  • Reference assistance
  • Internet access/WiFi
  • Book drop
  • Test preparation guides
  • Voter registration
  • Exam proctoring at Waverly library
  • Community Meeting Room available for non-