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Oh boy, is it hot outside!

Courtney Flesch

By: Courtney Flesch on June 21, 2016 Print This Post

In the dog days of summer, don’t forget a great way to stay cool and keep active by visiting the Kirkwood Aquatic Center! With many pools, slides, and classes to choose from, the Kirkwood pool offers something for everyone. You can see a list of activities and events by visiting the Aquatic Center’s web page.

While you’re enjoying the pool, don’t forget to stop by and visit the book caboose, which is kindly hosted by the Kirkwood Parks and Recreation department. Built for us by the generosity of Riggs Construction and Design, your Kirkwood Public Library keeps the book caboose stocked with books of every type and for every age.  Pick up a free book and enjoy! Keep it forever, return it if you like, or pass it along to a friend.

Swimming and reading go hand in hand with our summer reading theme this year- On Your Mark, Get Set, . . READ! We have great sporty prizes for all ages, including a convenient and stylish KPL water bottle, sports clip key chains, cool wrist bands, and Fitbit Flexes for two lucky winners. Sign up for summer reading for free at the library or online.

We want your mind and body to be healthy and active, so this summer, enjoy a cool book in the hot sun- just don’t forget the sunscreen!


Heather Arnold loves working in customer service and administration at Kirkwood Public Library.  She is currently reading All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders.

Tech Happenings at Kirkwood Public Library

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By: Courtney Flesch on June 9, 2016 Print This Post

Your Kirkwood Public Library is always trying to stay on the forefront of technology, whether it be new software, equipment or programs. We want to be a place where you can connect with tech, like being able to check out … Continue reading

Summer Fun in Kirkwood

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By: Courtney Flesch on May 24, 2016 Print This Post

Kirkwood is full of fun summer events!  Check out the list below for a highlight of activities and events coming soon!   Stages Premier: It Shoulda Been You You are cordially invited to join us for what is certain to … Continue reading

Summer Reading Starts This Weekend at Kirkwood Public Library

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By: Courtney Flesch on May 19, 2016 Print This Post

The Summer Reading program at your Kirkwood Public Library kicks off this Sat. May 21st, 10 am – Noon with a fun filled celebration! We’ll have the Bubble Bus, River Bound Band, and Smoothie King smoothies, as well as activity … Continue reading

Saturday May 7th: Book Fair at Barnes and Noble Ladue to Support the Library

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By: Courtney Flesch on May 5, 2016 Print This Post

This Saturday May 7th, your Kirkwood Public Library presents a very special author event! At the Barnes and Noble in Ladue (click here for a map), famed author and St. Louis native Elaine Viets will be signing her new book … Continue reading

Celebrate National Library Week with Food for Fines

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By: Courtney Flesch on April 12, 2016 Print This Post

From now until Saturday April 16th bring in canned or dried goods to the Kirkwood Public Library to pay for fines.  One can or boxed good is equivalent to $1 and we will accept goods for up to $20 in … Continue reading

Springtime in Kirkwood

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By: Courtney Flesch on March 31, 2016 Print This Post

Spring is finally in the air in Kirkwood! What better way to celebrate than with the opening of the Kirkwood Farmers’ Market on Friday April 1st. The market is celebrating 40 years of service in the heart of downtown Kirkwood. … Continue reading

Grant and Friends Provide New Self Checks

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By: Courtney Flesch on March 15, 2016 Print This Post

Thanks to a grant from the Missouri State Library in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and a generous gift from Friends of the Kirkwood Public Library, the Library has recently upgraded its self check-out system. The … Continue reading

Digital Archive of Historical Kirkwood Now Online!

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By: Courtney Flesch on March 15, 2016 Print This Post

Kirkwood Public Library has so much to celebrate this year! In addition to our year-long 90th anniversary celebration, we are also proud to announce the launch of our digital archive. This online collection features historic photographs and documents from the … Continue reading

Kirkwood Public Library Launches New Website!


By: Beth von Behren on March 4, 2016 Print This Post

Everybody loves new tech.  Well, check it out:  Kirkwood Public Library has launched a new and redesigned Website. Click here to see it.  And here is a guest blog from Chelsea Bedley telling you all about it. Wednesday, March 2, marks … Continue reading