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Get Road Trip Ready with Kirkwood Public Library

Courtney Flesch

By: Courtney Flesch on July 13, 2016 Print This Post

Are we there yet? Kirkwood Public Library offers a number of items and services that can help you plan and enjoy your travels this summer. If you need some assistance planning your vacation check out our travel section located on the third floor. Need something for the kids to do check out our Playaway views for an all in one movie viewer or our new launchpads for kids through teen with a set of pre-loaded games on a tablet. Also check out our collection of audiobooks for a good book to listen to as a family.  Some suggestions include Anne of Green Gables, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, and Hatchet.

Don’t want to worry about losing a library item on a trip? We have applications downloadable to phones, tablets and ereaders including Hoopla and Overdrive. Hoopla offers movies, music, audiobooks, and ebooks and there is never a wait. Some items currently available on Hoopla include Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording), Summer Magic featuring Hayley Mills, and audiobooks such as The Hobbit by J.R.R Tokien, and Yes Please by Amy Poehler. Hope you have a safe and entertaining trip!


Courtney Flesch is the Director of Customer Service and is currently reading Unwind by Neal Shusterman and planning trips to Seattle, Walt Disney World, and Lake of the Ozarks.  Visit your Kirkwood Public Library at 140 E. Jefferson Avenue, or call us at 821-5770.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


Fun on the Fourth!


By: Beth von Behren on June 29, 2016 Print This Post

by Guest Blogger Lisa Henry Celebrate the founding of our nation here in Kirkwood this year!  The Kirkwood Pool will be open from 10 am to 6 pm on July 4th.  Then head on over to the annual Fourth of … Continue reading

Oh boy, is it hot outside!

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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 … Continue reading

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