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*

Books & Beyond will be reopening on Monday, August 9, 2021.

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

10:00 AM - 8:00 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.


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 2021 – June 2022

 Lynn Allen
William & Terri Allen
Robert & Susan Allen
Elizabeth Alseth
Michele Ambach
Charles & Linda Austin
Norman & Juli Bafunno
Steven Bain
Jennifer Bartin
Cyndi Barton
Francis Baumli
Rebecca Bealmear
Frederic & Elizabeth Beattie
Mary Lou Bennett
Michael Breault
Steven R. Bruening
Robert E. Burdge, MD
Mike & Barbara Bush
Barbara Byrd
Chelsea Castigilione
Bob & Carla Chitwood
Kristi Conroy
Roftiel Constantine
Karen Coulson
Margaret Darakjian
Catherine Dawson

 Amy & Mike Digman
Barbara Dionne
Bill & Jane Doub
Molly H. Duncan
Pamela Dziuba
Morris & Karen Fletcher
Phyllis L. Foster
The Edward Chase Garvey Memorial Foundation
Mary Ann   Gephardt
Frank Gilner
Christina Godar
Patricia Gray
Christina Greenberg
Jennifer Greer
Judith Hansen
Glenda Hares
Kim Harris
Katie Helbig
Janis Henderson
Mary Hennessy
Lisa Henry
Margaret M. Herning
Anne Higgins
Lynn & Rick Hill
June & Gary Hochberg
Joy Seltzer & Wayne Hoffman

 Catherine Horneyer
Nona King
Karen Koch
Noel & Bette Koranda
Carol North & Nicholas Kryah
Sara Losse
Mary C. Lowdermilk
Janet & Barry Lutz
Casey Mackenzie
Meghan Mathison
Mike & Donna Melroy
Terry D. Miller
Katie Molitor
Meghan Norman
Donita C. Obermann
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Paese
Susan Palmer
Philip & Jean Marie Peterson
Anne Prebish
Nancy Price
Adrienne Rainey
Jeanne Redington
Elizabeth Redmond
Carolyn Reich
The Sale Family
Meredith Santoni

 Leslie Sawyer
Damaris Schmitt
Mary H. Schmitt
Lisa Schulte
Kurt & Brenda Seelbach
Seltzer & Seltzer LC
Sue Shapleigh
Laurie Sheahan
Betty Jane Shultz
Patti Smith
Daniel & Janet Sohn
Bill & Carolyn Sorrell
Karen Sotallaro
Carla & Merle Steele
Mary Steinau
Katherine Temperano
James Hauschultz & Anene Tressler-Hauschultz
Phyllis L. Trulock
Clyde & Beverly Vandivort
Richard Wagner
Wayne & Mary Walker
Brad & Marty  Wastler
Sylvia Weisheit
Timothy J.  Wells
Carol Wiedl
Jordan Wienke