Courtney Flesch

By: Courtney Flesch on November 15, 2014 Print This Post

Deadlines: December2 (with North Pole Postmark)and December16 (Final)
The Friends of the Kirkwood Public Library will again sponsor its “Letter from Santa” program. The Santa Letter is an annual fundraiser for the Library but it also helps Kris Kringle with his correspondence.
The person ordering the letter answers a few basic questions about the intended recipient, such as the child’s favorite class in school and recent accomplishments. Santa then uses those answers to write a very personalized letter. The letters don’t have to go to children. College students, spouses, adult siblings,and seniors have all received letters, putting an extra smile on their faces during the holiday season.
Because this is all handled by mail, the requestor and the recipient can be anywhere. Every effort will be made to have the letter postmarked “North Pole,”so the recipients know it really came from Santa.The deadline for the North Pole postmark is December 2.Requests received after that date will have a local postmark. All requests must be received by December 16th to ensure delivery before Christmas.
For this year’s fundraiser,the requestor has a choice for the cost of each letter, ranging from $7.00 to $15.00. All proceeds benefit the Kirkwood Public Library.The Friends have been instrumental in providing special “extras” for the Children’s Room including technology upgrades and popular materials.
This year a Letter from Santa can be ordered and paid for online.
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Forms can also be picked up at the library (140 E. Jefferson, Kirkwood, MO 63122).
For further information, please call the Friends at 314-821-5770, ext.1021, and leave a message, or send an email to: One of Santa’s elves will respond quick as a wink.
And to help the youngest members of your family find gifts for loved ones at kid friendly prices, the Friends are also sponsoring a Children’s Holiday Shopping Sale on November 22nd in conjunction with the Downtown Kirkwood Holiday Walk.Stop by the Children’s Room from 10 am to 2 pm to shop!
Sarah Erwin is the Library Director and is currently reading Revolution by Deborah Wiles. Visit your Kirkwood Public Library at 140 E. Jefferson Avenue, or call us at 821-5770. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


Courtney Flesch

Written by Courtney Flesch