Staff Reads Blog

We are a public library full of voracious readers. Library staff use this blog to chronicle those items we have read, watched or listened to.

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Copper Beech Tree

The Kirkwood community has been very lucky over the years to have the two beautiful and stately copper beech trees located on Kirkwood Public Library grounds.  They have provided shade, homes for birds, and lovely memories for many Kirkwood residents.  Sadly, the...

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Summer Reading Challenge

   This year’s Summer Reading theme was “Discover a World of Stories.” As usual we post several reading challenges for patrons to try.  One of our challenges asked patrons to read authors that were of a different gender, race, sexuality, and nationality from their...

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Explore and Discover Books!

Native American Fiction/Non-fiction Reading ListKirkwood Public Library has compiled a list of what we consider to be essential reading for anyone interested in the Native American experience. And while this list contains well-established writers, there are newer,...

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Read-a-Likes For Top Books of 2018

KPL Staff has compiled a list of Read-a-like books for the top circulating books of 2018 for adult, teen and juvenile reads! If you love one of the books on this list make sure to check out one of its read-a-likes.Adult FictionNo One is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie...

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Best Films of 2018!

Hi everyone! Check out my full list with descriptions at!1. Hereditary2. The Favourite3. BlacKkKlansman4. If Beale Street Could Talk5. You Were Never Really Here6. First Reformed7. Happy End8. Blindspotting9. The Rider10. Bisbee '17 ...

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RSS KPL Podcast

  • KPL Podcast August 2019
    The August 2019 podcast for the Kirkwood Public Library features programs services and of course our book and movie recommendations We interview Courtney Flesch our Director of Customer Service who has some fun stories about the library Have your ever wondered what the strangest thing was left in the library dropbox or what people use […]
  • KPL Podcast July 2019
    It that time again The July KPL podcast brings you all the amazing programming that Kirkwood library for adults and youth This month we have a great interview with Dan Sullivan about his work with the library and about his music He recorded in the intro and outro of this podcast for us As always […]
  • KPL Podcast June 2019
    Hello KirkwoodIts already June Learn about all the wonderful program and events planned for the month of June Learn about the Annual Cars and Guitar festival happening right here in Kirkwood Ryan and Jigisha will be discussing their favorite books and movies regarding Fathers day and Pride Month