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Celebrate National Library Week with Food for Fines

Courtney Flesch

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 fines. Last year we waived a total of $340 in fines and collected 402 food items. All donations will go to support Kirkcare which helps feed and support those in need in the Kirkwood R-7 School District. No expired food, glass, or damaged cans will be accepted. Only Kirkwood overdue fines will be waived. Thank you for helping us support the community. We also have a new food donation receptacle for Kirkcare located in our lobby area, so you can donate all year long.

Our new drop box for donating food all year long!

Our new drop box for donating food all year long!


Courtney Flesch is the Director of Customer Service and is currently reading Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain. Visit your Kirkwood Public Library at 140 E. Jefferson Avenue, or call us at 821-5770.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Springtime in Kirkwood

Courtney Flesch

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

Preserving the Past at Kirkwood Public Library

Courtney Flesch

By: Courtney Flesch on February 18, 2016 Print This Post

As part of the yearlong celebration of our 90th anniversary, Kirkwood Public Library is excited to announce the launch of our Digital Archives on March 2nd at 7:00pm!  Join us for the unveiling our Digital Archives; an online repository of … Continue reading

The 2016 Elections: Do You Know Who You Will Vote For?


By: Beth von Behren on February 5, 2016 Print This Post

Submitted by Lisa Henry Whether you are contemplating the upcoming Kirkwood elections and would like to get to know the candidates better, or are concerned about politics on a national level, your Kirkwood Public Library is here to help!  Kirkwood … Continue reading

Thinking Ahead

Georgia Ragland

By: Georgia Ragland on February 2, 2016 Print This Post

Growing up I wish there had been more career counseling opportunities at my school. All the members of my family were either nurses or teachers so even when I was picking a major in college, I was mostly clueless as … Continue reading