400 E. 33rd St., (410) 396-6053, prattlibrary.org/locations/waverly/
Waverly was promised a new library. Plans to rebuild the branch, which originally opened in 1971, started in 2008, and residents looked forward to a new place to get books, check email, take the kiddos, and find community. Five years later a contractor was chosen and ground broken for the new branch. And then we waited and waited and waited. And waited a little bit more. The neighborhood had been promised an opening every few months for the past year, and we had gotten to the point where we just didn’t believe it. But the branch finally opened its doors at the end of August, the promise of a library in Waverly finally kept.