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Celebrate National Friends of the Library Week

Courtney Flesch

By: Courtney Flesch on October 19, 2014 Print This Post

It’s National Friends of the Library Week October 19-25, and on behalf of the library, I would like to take a moment to thank the Friends of the Kirkwood Public Library for all their hard work throughout the year!  Since 1978, the Friends have worked to raise money to support library services and provide volunteers to help with various library functions.  Recently, the Friends have donated funds to purchase Hot Reads titles, matched grant funds that provided exciting new technology like our large format printer, and contributed to KPL’s endowment fund.

Help us celebrate by becoming a Friend of the Kirkwood Public Library!  Applications are available in the library and online at:

Being a Friend has its benefits; for the basic membership you will receive the Friends newsletter, 10% discount in Books & Beyond (located in the library), advance notice of the sale of special books, admission to the annual English Tea, and reduced admission to Friends events!

Friends Craft Group

Friends Craft Group

Questions?  Contact the Friends at 821-5770 ext. 1023.

Emma DeLooze-Klein is the Director of Adult and Community Services and is currently reading We Are Called to Rise by Laura McBride.  Visit your Kirkwood Public Library at 140 E. Jefferson Avenue, or call us at 821-5770.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Growing Up in St. Louis


By: Beth von Behren on October 3, 2014 Print This Post

I belong to a Facebook group called “You Know You’re From St. Louis When…”   It’s fun to read what other people remember about their youth in this beautiful city.  I also belong to a similar group, called “You Know You’re … Continue reading

Harriet the Spy Turns 50


By: Beth von Behren on September 23, 2014 Print This Post

Harriet the Spy was my favorite childhood book.  I must have read it three, maybe four times, and I still have my dog-eared copy from childhood somewhere on one my shelves.  When my daughter was about 8 years old, I … Continue reading

Final Days of Summer Reading at Kirkwood Public Library!

Courtney Flesch

By: Courtney Flesch on August 6, 2014 Print This Post

It’s not too late to sign up and log summer reading at your Kirkwood Public Library. The summer reading program runs all the way until Saturday August 9th; however, everything must be logged and all prizes picked up by August … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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

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