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 Home Borrowing 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*

Monday - Thursday:
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Friday - Saturday:
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

* Hours are subject to change.


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

At this time, book donations are only accepted inside the library in small increments. A red drop-off cart is located near the computer lab. Please note, that the outside book donation bin is not available at this time. Due to this, we cannot accept bulk donations at this time.

From Article V, Section 9 of the library's Service and Administration Policies. The Kirkwood Public Library accepts donations of books and other materials. The Library assumes unconditional ownership of all donated items. Library Staff will make final decisions regarding the inclusion of items in the Library collection, sale for fundraising efforts, or the final disposition of the item. The Library cannot give a dollar valuation for gifts of materials, but it will provide the donor with a statement verifying the number and type of materials donated and accepted, upon request.

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 Home Borrowing residents, working in the Books & Beyond Shop, helping prepare for upcoming book sales, 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 2022 – June 2023

 Robert and Susan Allen
Michele Ambach
Robin Weinberg & Scott Anderson
Douglas W. Austin
Nancy Barney
Mary C. Beranek
Taylor Blake
Jill Bright
Leah Bronstein
Derek Brown and Family
Carolyn Burke
Barbara and Mike Bush
Rod Byers
David and Barbara Byrd
Jack and Mary Jo Cancila
Brenda Chatfield
Phil Chicoineau
Jeff Church
Amy Clausing
Joan Clear
Kevin and Cindy Cohan
Mary Jane and Karl Cook
James C. Cooper
Deborah Cortopassi
Jana Craig
Angela Dalton
Sue Dellbringge
Barbara Dionne
Cheryl Dittmer
Bill and Jane Doub
The Dougherty Family
Bryan Erwin
Abigail Filippello

 Roy and Joan Flesh
Karen Fletcher
Alice and Kirk Fritsch
The Edward Chase Garvey Memorial Foundation
Jinny Gender
Eunice M. Glover
Fran Glucroft
Jennifer Greer
Mr. and Mrs. Eric A. Hanson
Glenda Hares
Susanne Haring
Ellen and Joe Harms
Madelyn Harris
Connie Heitz
Katie Helbig
Janis Henderson
Lisa Henry
Jacqueline Hittner
Joy Seltzer and Wayne Hoffman
Joan Hogbin
Catherine V. Horneyer
Athalia and Tom Howell
Stephen Hunsicker
Erwin Jacus
Patricia Jones
Nona King
Marcia Kistner
Kara Kniska
Deborah L. Koewing
Diana Lang
Vicki Little
Sara and Dave Loyet

 Casey and Dave Mackenzie
Katherine A. Matthews
Pam Mayberry
Joan McClaine
Leslie McCormick
Laura McLaughlin
Marlowe J. Meyers
Kevin Miller
Elizabeth Neuner
Carol North
Bill and Susie O’Grady
Chris and Gene Ostendorf
Gene Peimann
Bonnie and Steve Petersen
Guy and Kim Phillips
Bill and Jane Pohlman
Diana Polacek
Anne Prebish
Nancy Price
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Prifti
Gale Rahmoeller
Jeanne Redington
Elizabeth Redmond
Tim Reinwart
Amy Riek
Jane and Bruce Robert
Kelly Rockholm
Mr. and Mrs. Don Ross
Mike Sale
Vicki Savala
Gabriela and Russ Scalpone
Susan L. Scharnhorst

 Mary   Schmit
Justin and Marcie Schuler
Marilyn Schulze
Sharon and Bob Sears
William Shadburne
Laurie Sheahan
James  Shucart
Patrick Sipes
Anne Skelton
Dan and Janet Sohn
Pat Soraghan
Daniel and Mary Speciale
Lee Streett
Catherine C. Sullivan
Bill and Georganne Syler
Melanie Tate
Daniel Terpstra
Rachael Theiss
Thomas and Catherine Tracy
Richard and June Vandegrift
Scott Volding
Richard Wagner
Rueben and Mary Walter
Lois Washington
Thomas Wayne
Marcia Werremeyer
Mary Beth Wilczak
Ann Wilkerson
Scott Williams
Belinda and James Wilucki
Joyce and Charlie Woodard
David Yeomans