Attention local history buffs! Do you find yourself awestruck when observing the original buildings in and around the St. Louis area? Do you often wonder about the origins of local news and radio stations? If so, come and check out the Community Spotlight section at Kirkwood Public Library! Here you will find a bountiful supply of resources that explore the history of St. Louis and surrounding municipalities.

The Community Spotlight contains many books with information, as well as replicas of original photographs that tell the story of Kirkwood and St. Louis history. Our collection features literature on Tower Grove Park, Kirkwood itself, KMOX radio station, and many more resources on St. Louis and what makes it so great. If local history gets you geared up, come and visit Kirkwood Public Library and ask your librarian to point you in the right direction!

Emma DeLooze-Klein is the Director of Adult & Community Services at the Kirkwood Public Library. She moved to St. Louis in 2012 and has since enjoyed exploring and photographing area attractions. You can find gothic mysteries, historical fiction, as well as a spread of other genres in her constantly growing to-be-read pile.