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Grant Provides New 3D Printer to Kirkwood Public Library

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By: Courtney Flesch on June 7, 2017 Print This Post

At Kirkwood Public Library, we are very interested in 3D technology and feel it plays an integral part with the Library’s role in our community – that of a place where innovation is sought and made available to the public for experimentation and exploration.

We launched 3D printing as a service in August 2015. To date we have printed over 191 different objects ranging from models found through free repositories to those created by our users themselves.

The Kirkwood Public Library has been the recipient of a Technology Mini Grant, provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library. With this grant, we have purchased a Makerbot Replicator, which is capable of printing twice the capacity of our previous printer and with finer detail and efficiency.

With this, we will launch our new Teen Maker Series, which will focus on a new maker topic every few months and allow teens the opportunity to learn and make various projects. Our first series will begin on June 5th with 3D printing. Teens will learn the concepts of 3D modeling, design their own, print them out and assemble them. The class runs for 8 sessions and space is limited. Sign up below. See the Library’s event calendar for more details.

The 3D printer has endless possibilities and we will continue to see what we can do with such a device.
If you would like to submit 3D model, send it as an attachment to Models are printed on a first come, first serve basis. A time and price estimate is provided for confirmation prior to printing. Please refer to the Library’s 3D Printing Policy for more cost details. This and more information is available on the Technology page of our website. In general a model costs $0.25 for every 15 minutes of printing. Please direct questions to (314) 821 5770 x 1027.

Our 3D printer and some examples of printed items are on display in our newly renovated Children’s Library.

Friends of Kirkwood Public Library Book Sale May 5th and 6th

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By: Courtney Flesch on May 5, 2017 Print This Post

The Friends of the Kirkwood Public Library will hold a Book Sale on May 5 and 6 in the Library, 140 E. Jefferson Avenue, Kirkwood. This will be a “Bag Sale.”  Buy a bag of books (bag provided) for $8 on Friday … Continue reading

Kirkwood Public Library – There’s an App for That!

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By: Courtney Flesch on April 27, 2017 Print This Post

Did you know that you can download an app for the library? Search for Kirkwood Public Library in your app store on your Apple or Android device and download the library into your phone for free. On the app you … Continue reading

Springtime at the Kirkwood Community Center

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By: Courtney Flesch on March 6, 2017 Print This Post

As we swing into spring, the Kirkwood Community Center is buzzing with wonderful free events! Offered through Kirkwood Public Library, the Kirkwood Safety Series continues its discussion of emergency preparedness for the whole family! The city of Kirkwood’s Director of … Continue reading


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By: Courtney Flesch on November 9, 2016 Print This Post

WOWbrary offers an exciting new way to enjoy the Kirkwood Public Library! The Library adds many new books, movies and CDs each year. We are proud to now offer you weekly email alerts showing you the newest materials added to … Continue reading

New Happenings at Kirkwood Public Library

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By: Courtney Flesch on October 25, 2016 Print This Post

There’s plenty going on at Kirkwood Public Library. If you haven’t been around in a while, stop by and see these new collections and events we have going on for all ages. You can also check out some of the … Continue reading

Trick or Treat in Your Downtown Kirkwood Neighborhood

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By: Courtney Flesch on October 11, 2016 Print This Post

The annual Halloween Walk will take place on Thursday October 27th from 5-7pm, so put on your costume and head downtown. Participating businesses will be handing out candy to trick-or-treaters. Kirkwood Public Library is participating in the event and while you … Continue reading

90th Anniversary Author Series at Kirkwood Public Library!

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By: Courtney Flesch on September 26, 2016 Print This Post

Mark your calendars for upcoming author events at Kirkwood Public Library in celebration of KPL’s 90th Anniversary! On Monday, October 3rd at 7:00pm, Laura McHugh will be joining us to talk about her new book Arrowood. Arrowood is the most … Continue reading

Change is Coming!!

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By: Courtney Flesch on September 9, 2016 Print This Post

The Kirkwood Public Library will be undergoing some minor construction and shifting of sections over the next few months, as a result of the suggestions that came from the 2015 strategic planning process. Upstairs on the third floor we will … Continue reading

City Hall Selfie Day!

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By: Courtney Flesch on August 15, 2016 Print This Post

There truly is a holiday for every occasion! Today -Monday, August 15th, 2016- is City Hall Selfie Day! This year you can celebrate the first City Hall selfie day by –you guessed it- taking a selfie in front of city … Continue reading