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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 be the wedding of the year!  Direct from Broadway and in its Mid-Western premiere, It Shoulda Been You comes to Stages with a mad-cap wedding celebration we know you won’t want to miss!  Check out for more information and tickets!  It Shoulda Been You runs from June 3-July 3, 2016.


Kirkwood Historical Society Presents: Antique Appraisal Fair
On June 4th from 10am-3pm, area dealers, appraisers, and collectors will be on site to appraise your items at the Kirkwood Community Center.  For more information, call 314-265-3630 or 314-965-3831.  Visit for more details and ticket information.


Kirkwood Aquatic Center
The pool opens on May 28th at 10am, and season passes are on sale now!  The award winning Recreation Station Aquatic Center offers a large variety of aquatic-based activities for everyone. You can swim laps in the competitive pool, play on the aquatic playground, float in the Lazy River, take a wild ride down the slides, or relax on the beach in the leisure pool.


Summer Reading at Kirkwood Public Library

Summer Reading is open for all ages—babies through adults!  Sign up and log your reading time now through August 6th for your chance to win fun prizes!  All throughout summer, Kirkwood Public Library will have book clubs, crafting programs, story times, and so much more.


Emma DeLooze-Klein is the Director of Adult & Community Services and is currently reading The House at Riverton by Kate Morton.  Visit your Kirkwood Public Library at 140 E. Jefferson Avenue, or call us at 821-5770.  Follow us on Facebookand Twitter.

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

Kirkwood Public Library Calling All Artists for Library Card Designs

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By: Courtney Flesch on March 1, 2016 Print This Post

The Kirkwood Public Library is holding a Library Card Design Contest in honor of our 90th Anniversary. Library Card Designs will be accepted now through March 20, 2016. All ages are invited to participate and one winner will be selected … Continue reading

Celebrating 90 Years at Kirkwood Public Library


By: Beth von Behren on February 19, 2016 Print This Post

by Guest Blogger Sarah Erwin Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis wins Pulitzer for fiction; Winnie-the-Pooh, The Sun Also Rises and Show Boat published; The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Yankees for first World Series win. In 1926, the world looked very … Continue reading