Support the Library


The Library’s highest priority is to inspire a lifelong commitment to learning and creativity which we believe leads to a more prosperous and connected community.   While tax dollars provide us with a strong financial base, your generous donations are used solely for Library innovations and services that are beyond the daily operating budget such as an expanded Homebound Program, additional Hot Reads and Hot DVDs, as well as support for our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program and Summer Reading for all ages. Thank you for your support!

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Books & Beyond Shop

Books & Beyond is a Gift Shop managed and staffed entirely by volunteers. The shop is located on the main level, right inside the entrance, across from the Customer Service Desk. All proceeds from the shop benefit the Kirkwood Public Library. Call (314) 821 5770, option 8 for more information.

Books & Beyond

Hours of Operation

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Monday - Thursday:
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Friday - Saturday:
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


We carry a wide variety of previously-read, gift-quality books. You'll find fiction, non-fiction, biography, children's, middle readers, history, literature, cook books, home and garden, crafts, religion, self-help, business, travel, science, and Missouri/St. Louis, among others.  For Books & Beyond, we strive to choose books of current interest in all categories. All books are bargain priced at 50 to 70% less then retail.


A wide variety of gift items are available for readers and people who love books and words. You'll find everything from tools that are helpful while studying or doing research, to game books that will help keep your mind sharp, to themed journals. Special items are available for youngsters that help promote reading and literacy.  Many items in our gift selection are unavailable anywhere else in the metropolitan area.


Unique hand-crafted items range from stunning pieces of jewelry to functional pieces that help keep your purse organized to lovely scarves that accent a special outfit or make an everyday outfit special. A talented group of Friends members provides our craft items with new offerings on a regular basis.

Greeting Cards

Many of our customers tell us they don't buy their greeting cards anywhere other than Books & Beyond. Our selection includes birthday, anniversary, sympathy, and just-for-fun cards. Stop by to learn why so many people buy their greeting cards only from us.

Book Sale & Donations

Book Donations


Book Donations *PLEASE READ BELOW*

Due to public health concerns, the Library is currently not accepting material donations. We will take donations after the safety of our volunteers can be assured. We thank you for your understanding and continued support.


Book Sales

Kirkwood Public Library Book Sales

The next Book Sale dates are to be determined.

Volunteer at the Library


Share your time and talents with patrons of all ages as you assist library staff with a variety of programs such as delivering materials to homebound residents, working in the Books & Beyond Shop, helping prepare for upcoming book sales, coaching patrons on technology issues, and helping with library events and special projects — just to name a few!


• Interest in library programs and library materials.

• Patience and good communication skills. Ability to work with diverse library users.

• Friendly, courteous and enthusiastic attitude.

• Reliability.

After completing a volunteer application, volunteers will interview with the Director of Operations and another staff member in the library. Selected volunteers will be background checked and trained prior to first shift. Training will include information on the library’s programs and program equipment, as well as answers to commonly asked questions. Staff will always be available for consultation. Ongoing updates and training provided as needed.

To get started, return a completed volunteer application and background check form (attached to the left) to the library to the attention of Lisa Henry or email Volunteers ages 12 - 18 should visit the teen volunteer page.


Thank You for Supporting Your Library!

Supporters July 2020 – June 2021

 Nancy Adams
Lynn E. Allen
Jenny Anderson
Elizabeth M. Ashmore
Barbara Barr 
Jill Barrett
Judy Eilken & George Behrens
Thomas Brockmann
Susan Brogan
Maria A. Bruno
Elizabeth Buesteton
Rod Byers
Andrea & David Callahan
Nancy Canatsey
Ann Cappellari
Nancy Chappell
Phil Chicoineau
Karen Cloyd
Joyce Clyne
Danna Cockriel
John E. Codd
Sharon Croissant
Susan Crump
Helena DeWulf
Barbara Dionne
Laura Eads
Mary Feagan

 Becky Finch
Andrew Frost
The Edward Chase Garvey Memorial Foundation
Jinny & Jim Gender
Melinda & Joe Gildehaus
Judith Hansen
Glenda Hares
Susanne Haring
Madelyn Harris
Carol Y. Harris
Tracy E. Hart
Cara Hauck
Susan & Lowell Hayman
Lisa Henry
Susan Herman
Margaret Herning
Anne Higgins
Mary Hill
Joan D. Hogbin
Catherine Horneyer
Athalia Howell
Beth & Mike Huck
Robert Hutchison
Sherifa Iqbal
Sam & Deborah Jenkins
Gail & Perry Jones
Teresa Jorgen
Ronald & Peggy Key

 Ray & Helen Killebrew
 Kirkwood Mystery Book Club
Kevin & Vicki Kitson
Katherine Klick
Bill & Beth Kling
Kara Kniska
Cathleen Kolthoff
Ryan Kopp
Noel & Bette Koranda
Jon & Renee Kranov
Jaime Krob
Kathleen Krueger
Julia  Lasater
Rachel Leonard
Michael A. Lewis
Kelli Lunsford
Susan & Roy Maurer
Laura McLaughlin
Carol McSweeney
Carrie Merritt
Susan L.  Miller
Terry Miller
Diana Frazier Miller
Tina Muir
Robert Murphy
Jonathan Murray
Lois Neihaus
Nicholas Kryah & Carol North

 June Nystrom
Jill O’Sullivan
Mary Wassmann Pautler
Gordon & Sara Pilkington
Bill & Jane Pohlman
Nancy Price
Mr. & Mrs. Louis Prifti
Beth E.  Purcell
Kathryn Quinn
Jeanne Redington
The Rheinnecker Family Donor Fund
Paula & Charles Ross III
Gene & Cristina Rotter
Bets Salisbury
Debbie Sanazaro
Rosalie Saputo
Ingrid Schaeffer
Stephen & Tamara Schenkenberg
Mary & Peter Schmit
Rebecca & Chuck Schuder
Marnie Schwartz
William Shadburne
Mary Shaughnessy
James W. Shucart
Patrick & Carol Sipes
Janice Smith
Linsey & David Smith
Jill T. Smith