Changes Come to Kirkwood Public Library


By: Beth von Behren on October 21, 2015 Print This Post

Submitted by Lisa Henry, Director of Operations at KPL

The Kirkwood Public Library will undergo some construction over the next month!  This week our technical services department – the department that processes new materials as they come in – will move upstairs to the main floor work room.  This will allow boxes of new items to be delivered to the work room, opened, processed, placed on shelving carts to go out all in one location – which means getting new materials out and into the hands of patrons much faster!

Next week (week of October 26), construction will begin on the former technical services area on the lower level.  A door leading to the work room of the youth services department will be installed, the room will be painted, new shelving will be installed, and the space will become the new teen room.  Teens will be located near the youth services area and will have some more room, with their materials being more easily accessible. We hope this helps our teen patrons to discover all the opportunities, programs, games, and books available to them.

Facing construction at your own home?  Discover a plethora of materials at the Kirkwood Public Library to help!  Books on home construction, interior design,  even home furnishings can be found on the third floor nonfiction area.  The City of Kirkwood is also a great resource.  The Landmarks Commision can help with designating older homes as historical landmarks, and the Planning and Zoning Commission , Building Department, and Architectural  Review Board are there to make life easier for both new construction and remodels.

Discover the new changes to the library, as well as the opportunities to find resources for your own projects, this fall at Kirkwood Public Library!



Written by Beth

Beth von Behren is the Public Information Officer for the City of Kirkwood. She manages the City Website ( and writes/edits both the monthly "Eye on Kirkwood" (published on the last Friday of the month inside the "Webster-Kirkwood Times") and the every-other-weekly e-newsletter "Kirkwood Happenings." To sign up for the e-newsletter, send an email to