Kirkwood Public Library’s Staff Blog & Podcast

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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Visit our Podcasts.com webpage for the latest in KPL Podcasts or see our recent podcasts in the RSS reed below.

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.

Below you will find all blog posts displayed together. To narrow posts by age range, please select from the buttons on the right.

Visit our Podcasts.com webpage for the latest in KPL Podcasts or jump to our recent podcasts in the RSS reed below.

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Spotlight: Summer Reading Challenge

Spotlight: Summer Reading Challenge

Are you logging those reading minutes? There's still plenty of time to earn your prizes and get more chance tickets! And even if you've already hit 100 hours (congratulations!), you can still complete our remaining challenges, each one worth an additional chance...

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Read A-likes: Dog Man

Read A-likes: Dog Man

What do you do if all of the Dog Man books are checked out?! While you can always place any of them on hold, as you're waiting why not try one of these other great series? Filled with wacky animal adventures, thrilling mysteries, and zany antics, fans of Dog Man are...

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Parent Power: Anxiety

Parent Power: Anxiety

Many kids struggle with anxiety. School performance, family life, questions over emerging identities, separations and divorce, body-image: these and many other issues can create a pervasive and overwhelming sense of insecurity and helplessness, and kids (and adults)...

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Read A-likes: Harry Potter

Read A-likes: Harry Potter

If you'd like to request the first book in any of these series, follow these links and select "Place Request." A Wizard of Earthsea Magyk Akata Witch Midnight for Charlie Bone The Iron Trial The Unwanteds Have any other Harry Potter read a-like suggestions? Sound off...

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Diversity: Latinx (Own Voices)

Diversity: Latinx (Own Voices)

Latinx is a gender-neutral term that is generally used to refer to peoples living in the United States that either hail or are descended from regions such as Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Central and South America. The following books feature...

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Explore and Discover Books!

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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Copper Beech Tree

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

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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Read A-likes: Percy Jackson

Read A-likes: Percy Jackson

After you've read the Percy Jackson series (or the Kane Chronicles, or the Heroes of Olympus, or Magnus Chase, or The Trials of Apollo, etc.) for the seventh time, you might be looking for something fresh and exciting. Why not try one of these great series? Like Percy...

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Introducing Kanopy

Introducing Kanopy

For anyone looking for an alternative to Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming sites, the Kirkwood Public Library has just acquired Kanopy, a rapidly emerging service with a high-quality selection. Kanopy is only offered to Kirkwood Patrons, but the St. Louis County...

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Non-Fiction: Greek Mythology

Non-Fiction: Greek Mythology

Are you or someone you know a fan of Disney's Hercules or the Percy Jackson series? Then check out these non-fiction books related to Greek Mythology! With these titles and more you can dive deeper into the myths, stories, and characters that creators like Disney and...

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  • KPL Podcast March 2020 Supplemental 2
    Hello We have another supplemental episode of the KPL podcast Please join librarians Jigisha and Ryan while they discuss informational resources for COVID19 pandemic various databases available to through the KPL website Well explain our fun new feature Dialastory and a PSA on scams that may be happening during the lockdown Lastly we have some […]
  • KPL Podcast March 2020 Supplemental
    We have a quick episode for you to highlights CDC guidelines regarding the COVID19 virus We have suggestions for keeping busy and entertained for you and for kids
  • KPL Podcast March 2020
    Get your ears ready for KPLs best episode yet We are joined by Gabby Rivera author of Juliet Takes a Breath and Marvel Comics America for a lively discussion Want more special guests Well how about the librarys new Director Christa Van Herrewegh Of course reviews programming services and more can be found peppered in […]

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