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.KPL 90 logo.typeRt

In 1926, the world looked very different.  But some 90 years later, there are a few things that are consistently the same – of course, the St. Louis Cardinals continue to win championships, and the Kirkwood Public Library has evolved from a small, volunteer library to become an integral part of the Kirkwood community.

As one of the oldest libraries in the area, this year marks the beginning of Kirkwood Public Library’s 90th year.  The Library’s board and staff have announced a year-long “birthday party” to celebrate this milestone and the public is invited to participate! Some highlights include: A library card design contest for all ages, the unveiling of the Library’s digital history archives, and the compilation of a young Kirkwood authors’ book.

In addition, the Library board is asking individuals and businesses to consider making a financial gift to the Kirkwood Public Library’s Endowment Fund – a fund that helps support the Library’s future efforts to connect with our community, embrace technology, and advance programs and services that are beyond the daily operations. Gifts can be made online or in person. For more information regarding gifts to the Library please contact Library Director Sarah Erwin at serwin@kirkwoodpubliclibrary.org . Thank you for your continued support of learning and creativity at your Kirkwood Library.

Sarah Erwin is the Library Director and is currently reading Miss Ruffles Inherits Everything by Nancy Martin.  Visit your Kirkwood Public Library at 140 E. Jefferson Avenue, or call us at 821-5770.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.




Written by Beth

Beth von Behren is the Public Information Officer for the City of Kirkwood. She manages the City Website (KirkwoodMO.org) 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 Info@KirkwoodMO.org.

Website: http://www.kirkwoodmo.org