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Final Week of Summer Reading

Courtney Flesch

By: Courtney Flesch on August 1, 2015 Print This Post

     Summer Reading at Kirkwood Public Library goes through August 8th, so there is still time to sign up, log books, and pick up prizes. You can log everything you have read back through May 16th. Did you go on a road trip and listen to an audiobook as a whole family? Don’t forget to also sign up for the Family Reading Program for all the reading done between at least two family members for a chance at a family basket.  Adults receive raffles tickets for a chance at a Movie, BBQ, Cardinal’s, or Gardening Basket. Cool prizes for kids include free books, coupons to a variety of local stops including McArthur’s, Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate, Great Harvest, Penn Station, Strange Donuts, and if you read 50 hours your name in the Webster-Kirkwood Times. Teen summer readers are invited to a lock-in at the library for completing 30 hours of reading. No matter your age Kirkwood Public Library has you covered. All prizes must be claimed by Saturday August 8th at 5pm. Summer Reading participants are invited to complete a survey here to give feedback on the programs.


Courtney Flesch is the Director of Customer Service and is currently reading Unlikely Warrior: a Jewish Soldier in Hitler’s Army by George Rauch.  Visit your Kirkwood Public Library at 140 E. Jefferson Avenue, or call us at 821-5770.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


Kirkwood in July

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By: Courtney Flesch on July 14, 2015 Print This Post

The month of July is a great time to get out, explore Kirkwood, and participate in fun summer events! Here is a look at some great things happening this month! What could be better than a summer concert? Check out … Continue reading

New Wifi at Kirkwood Public Library!


By: Beth von Behren on July 6, 2015 Print This Post

The Kirkwood Public Library recently replaced its wireless Internet network, thanks to the receipt of a grant.  A Technology Mini Grant awarded the library $5,236 to replace the hardware and software necessary to provide a wireless connection.  The Library now … Continue reading

New Awesome Box Book Return at the Kirkwood Public Library

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By: Courtney Flesch on June 29, 2015 Print This Post

The Kirkwood Public Library has added a new member to its family, the AWESOME BOX!!! This cute monster is located in the main lobby area of Kirkwood Public Library and is a place to return material that you read, watch, … Continue reading

One Book, One Kirkwood

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By: Courtney Flesch on June 29, 2015 Print This Post

This summer Kirkwood Public Library is celebrating reading and the power of community with a single book selection for children, teens and adults. Each One Book, One Kirkwood selections has a fun book store or library theme with a bit … Continue reading

Good Books at the Pool

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By: Courtney Flesch on June 4, 2015 Print This Post

The Book Caboose has pulled out of the station (aka Kirkwood Public Library). Its new summer home is at the Kirkwood Community Pool. Designed and built by Riggs Construction and Design, the Book Caboose is full of free summer reads … Continue reading

Book Sale at KPL!


By: Beth von Behren on May 13, 2015 Print This Post

Submitted by Lisa Henry The Friends of the Kirkwood Public Library will hold a book sale on May 29 and 30 in the Library, 140 E. Jefferson Avenue, Kirkwood. The sale will feature a variety of books, including children’s books, … Continue reading

Upcoming Free Family Events in Kirkwood

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By: Courtney Flesch on April 23, 2015 Print This Post

If you’re looking for free things to do with your family, then check out these upcoming events and offerings in Kirkwood! Learn about early literacy practices with your family at Kirkwood Public Library this Friday, April 24th at 7 pm! … Continue reading

Spring Into Kirkwood

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By: Courtney Flesch on April 5, 2015 Print This Post

There are lots of things to look forward to now that spring is here and summer is just around the corner!  Here’s a look at a few of the exciting things happening in Kirkwood as we look forward to warmer … Continue reading

Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in Kirkwood!


By: Beth von Behren on March 13, 2015 Print This Post

Written by guest writer Lisa Henry The luck of the Irish will be with you when you check out our list of favorite Irish authors and Irish themed books.  We can also help with your planning of the perfect St. … Continue reading