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Grant Provides New Computers and Software


By: Beth von Behren on July 31, 2014 Print This Post

Submitted by Nick O’Neal, Kirkwood Public Library

Thank to a generous grant from the Missouri State Library, your Kirkwood Public Library has been able to replace 12 old computers with new machines running Windows 7.  We have also been able to upgrade all the library’s public computers from Microsoft Office 2007 to 2013.  The additions of this new equipment and software provide more machines with improved performance and reliability, thus reducing the wait time for computer access and updated software comparable Nick O'Nealwith the current market.

This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

Nick O’Neal is the Director of Circulation, Technology & Teen Services.  He is currently reading Mirage by Clive Cussler. Visit the Kirkwood Public Library at 140 E. Jefferson Ave or call at 821-5770. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


New Website Provides a Kid-Friendly Digital Library Experience

Sarah ErwinSubmitted by Sarah Erwin, Director, Kirkwood Public Library

Introduce Your Kids to Kirkwood Public Library’s Kids’ and Teen Collection of Digital Titles!

Your Kirkwood Public Library, with our friends in the Municipal Library Consortium, has expanded its services with a new Website experience just for kids and teens. The main eBook and downloadable audio book collection offered through OverDrive now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for kids and teens. This appealing and user-friendly page contains eBooks and audiobooks. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level, or interest level. Check this page out now!

The Kids’ & Teen Collection site filters the digital collection to just show Children’s and Young Adult content, which gets kids and teens to the titles they want faster! This new service, powered by OverDrive, is free for users with a library card. Digital titles are available anytime, anywhere, and expire automatically, so no need to worry about late fees.

Sarah Erwin is the Library Director and is currently reading Nantucket Sisters: a novel by Nancy Thayer and listening to The Secret of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More by  Bruce Feiler. Visit your Kirkwood Public Library at 140 E. Jefferson Avenue, or call us at 821-5770.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Early Literacy Play Dates at KPL – Plus Game Night!


By: Beth von Behren on July 14, 2014 Print This Post

LITERACY PLAY DATES AT KPL:  Thanks to the Racing to Read early literacy grant awarded to Kirkwood Public Library, we will be holding Early Literacy Play Dates at the library on Saturday July 19th and August 23rd from 10 am-12 … Continue reading

Find Your Perfect Match at Kirkwood Public Library

Courtney Flesch

By: Courtney Flesch on June 26, 2014 Print This Post

Kirkwood Public Library has a number of solutions to help you on your quest to find the perfect material.  First, we have several blogs for your perusal. The Staff Reads Blog is a general blog aimed at adults that shares … Continue reading

Summer Science Club – at KPL


By: Beth von Behren on June 5, 2014 Print This Post

by Guest Blogger Chelsea Bedley If you enjoy building things, seeing big reactions, learning about the weather from a real KMOV meteorologist, or seeing how the Titanic sunk, then come check out Kirkwood Public Library’s Summer Science Club! Our Summer … Continue reading

AudioBooks and eBooks Available 24/7 on OVERDRIVE


By: Beth von Behren on May 22, 2014 Print This Post

Post submitted by guest blogger Courtney Flesch* Ever find yourself at home on a Saturday night, looking for a movie to watch?  Or maybe on a holiday weekend (see last paragraph about this coming weekend)?  We can help! Overdrive is … Continue reading

Summer REading Program begins Saturday, May 17


By: Beth von Behren on May 13, 2014 Print This Post

by Guest Blogger Courtney Flesch* The Kirkwood Public Library’s Summer Reading Program begins May 17th with a Kick-off Event from 10am-12pm in the front of the library. At Kick-off there will be activities for all ages including floam making for … Continue reading

Small Garden Design Program


By: Beth von Behren on May 5, 2014 Print This Post

Submitted by Guest Blogger Lisa Henry* As part of Kirkwood Public Library’s Maintaining Your Home Series:  Small Garden Design, join us at Roots and Blooms (915 S. Kirkwood) on Wednesday,May 7, at 9:30 a.m.  Sherry and Jen from Roots and … Continue reading

There’s Something Happening Here…Something…Strange…


By: Beth von Behren on April 21, 2014 Print This Post

Donuts!  Strange, strange donuts (pizza donuts? donuts covered in Captain Crunch cereal?), as in Strange Donuts, a real-life donut shop – is coming to Kirkwood! While we don’t usually promote individual businesses on the Blog or in City promotions (actually, … Continue reading

Your Kirkwood Public Library Collects Food…for Fines!


By: Beth von Behren on April 17, 2014 Print This Post

Submitted by Guest Blogger Courtney Flesh Have fines accumulated on your library card? Have no fear. Between now and April 19, you can use unexpired canned and boxed goods to pay off your library card fines. Each item is considered … Continue reading

Celebrate National Humor Month at Your Kirkwood Library


By: Beth von Behren on April 9, 2014 Print This Post

Submitted by Guest Blogger Sarah Erwin* Humor comes in all shapes and sizes, and our everyday newspapers have been entertaining us for decades with various “funnies”.  Click here for a list of comic strip collections and for some recommendations for films … Continue reading

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