Teen Connection 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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Hey KPL patrons! This year’s Summer Reading theme is Libraries Rock. In support of this topic, staff members Dan Sullivan and Dina Peak created a Kirkwood Public Library (KPL) summer playlist! The staff members thought it would be a rockin’...read more
2017 offered a great variety of books for children and teens that the Kirkwood Public Library added to its constantly growing collection. Books this year included fantasy epics, comedic animals, history-based stories, social justice narratives, intriguing non-fiction...read more
I am so excited about two new books that came out within the last couple of weeks! Both books are by authors I really like, and it seems like I have been waiting for both books for almost forever, and they are finally out! <insert excited...read more
From September 17th-23rd bring in canned or dried goods to the Kirkwood Public Library to pay for fines. One can or boxed good is equivalent to $1 and we will accept goods for up to $20 in fines. All donations will go to support Nutrition on...read more
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab “Corsai, Corsai, tooth and claw, shadow and bone will eat you raw. Malchai, Malchai, sharp and sly, smile and bite and drink you dry. Sunai, Sunai, eyes like coal, sing you a song and steal your soul. Monsters, monsters, big and...read more
Salutations all! Thus far, this year has been underwhelming and a bit of a chore for yours truly. So I thought I might share some factoids, anniversaries, general trivia, and events concerning 2017 that might put a spring in all our step. Welcome to KPL QI 2017....read more
The American Library Association has announced the 2017 winner of the Michael L. Printz award for excellence in literature written for young adults. And that winner is March: Book Three, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell. ALA also named four Printz Honor...read more
Yes, the BBC TV show Sherlock is over for another year (or two, or three, or possibly forever - you fellow fans know how that goes) but there are plenty of books you can read to help to tide you over in the meantime. Dial Em for Murder by Marni Bates Study in...read more
I don't know about you, but this time of year (specifically right before Halloween) I like to read creepy ghost stories - the creepier the better. Below are some ghost stories that totally creeped me out: The Diviners, Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall, Asylum, and Anna...read more
You may or may not have known already, but September 22nd is (although unofficially) Hobbit Day, the birthday of both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. In that spirit, here are some book suggestions for you if you liked The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings: "] "] "] "]...read more