Change is Coming!!

Courtney Flesch

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 be adding a computer bar, similar to the one in the Teen Room, where patrons can easily plug in and work in relative quiet in front of windows overlooking the Farmer’s Market. We will also be adding our new Community Spotlight section, which will feature nonfiction books about the St. Louis area.  To prepare for this change we are currently shifting sections around upstairs, so please be sure to ask for help if there is something you can’t find!

On the main level we will be moving and combining sections.  Around the wall where fiction currently resides we will have a new Mystery and Suspense section.  Here you will be able to find all authors who write crime/mystery/detective stories together – everyone from John Grisham to James Patterson.  Our fiction section will be in the middle of the room and will end with our new Romantic Fiction section – a combination of Romance, Chick Lit and romantic-relationship-driven fiction.  Here you will find Nicholas Sparks, Danielle Steel, Helen Fielding and Nora Roberts.  We will also be adding a new Science Fiction/Fantasy section in front of the windows, complete with some new seating.

Other changes on the main floor will include a new reference desk, brought closer to the front doors, with more seating for patrons needing assistance.  We will be getting new tables that will take up less space and have built-in outlets for charging phones and laptops.  Our main circulation desk will be undergoing some minor changes to make staff more easily accessible.  Finally, to make room for the new Reference Desk, the Hot DVDs, Hot Reads and New Items will move towards the back by the DVD section.

Prep work for these changes has already begun, and we hope to have everything in place by mid-November, in time for Winter Reading!  Staff is always happy to assist with finding items or sections that have moved, and to answer any questions.


Lisa Henry is the Director of Operations and is currently reading The Coaster by Erich Wurster.  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