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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 pm. These play dates will be a great opportunity for babies, toddlers, and their families to come and play at the library, and to see how play helps to enforce early literacy skills. Various play stations will be set up throughout the children’s room including a music station, sensory crawl area, and building block station. There is also an iPad station loaded with great early literacy apps as well as interactive wall panels, a felt board, and a magnet board that will remain in children’s as a permanent early learning area. Come out, have fun and play at the library!  - Submitted by Chelsea Bedley, Assistant Director of Programs and Youth Services at Kirkwood Public Library. She is currently reading Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage. Visit the Kirkwood Public Library at 140 E. Jefferson Ave or call at 821-5770.   Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

PLAY GAMES AT KPL:   Did you know that the Kirkwood Public Library has games for use in the library? Located in the teen room below the video games are a multitude of board games that can be borrowed and played anywhere in the library by a person of any age. These include Apples to Apples Junior, Chess, Othello, Rainbow Jumbling Towers, and more! There are more board games located behind the teen room desk for play inside the teen room. These include Ticket to TsuroRide, Zombie Dice, Tsuro, and Forbidden Island. Available for checkout we have various videogames on the following platforms: Wii, Wii-U, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PS3, PS4, X-box 360, and X-box One. These games checkout for one week and can be renewed. Don’t have anyone to play with? Make new friends at the library and ask them for a game, or join us once a month for Teen Game Nite where a crowd will gather to try out different games. The next Game Nite is July 14th at 5pm.  - Submitted by Courtney Flesch, Stack Maintenance, Teen, & IT Manager, who is currently reading Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America by John Waters.  Visit your Kirkwood Public Library at 140 E. Jefferson Avenue, or call us at 821-5770.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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

Keep Calm and Carry Your Library Card – for a Chance to Win a Kindle Fire!


By: Beth von Behren on April 1, 2014 Print This Post

Guest post submitted by Sarah Erwin Your Kirkwood Public Library is the place to be this April!  Each day you visit your Kirkwood Public Library with your valid library card throughout the month of April 2014, stop at the Circulation, … Continue reading

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