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.

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

The Library accepts donations year-round at its two drop-off spots.  One is inside the Library on the west side of the Customer Service desk.  The other is the bin at the back of the Library.  For large donations, call Library volunteers at (314) 821 5770, ext. 1023, to arrange a time to bring in the books.

We are looking for books – fiction and nonfiction, hard cover and paperback—that are in good (“resellable”) condition.  We also take CDs and DVDs.   We cannot take encyclopedias, magazines, or VHS tapes.


Book Sales

Kirkwood Public Library Book Sales

The next Book Sale is scheduled for Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26.

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 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019

 Rachel Abbott
Beth & Jim Alseth
Mary L. Althage
Michele J. Ambach
Scott Anderson
Laurie Astroh
Margaret P. Atkins
Jacquelyn and Larry Bailey
Jackie Bailey
Russell Barden
Suzanne Barnes
Thomas Barnett
Francis Baumli
Angela Bay
Kathleen M. Beard
Carolyn Becker
R. R. Beckner
Mary Pat and Paul Bernsen
Mary F.  Berthold
Jim and Nancy Berthold
John and Carol Jane Bickel
Kristie Blaha
Lois Bliss
Malcolm A. Bliss, III
Deborah Bobinette
Jane B. Bond
Julie Boogher
Books & Beyond
Gloria Bossman
Robert and Katherine Boyd
Jenny Coppersmith and Brian Clarke
Susan Brogan
Ann Bronsing
Daniel Brown
Dave Buck
Janice L. Burggrabe
Rod Byers
Tom L. Carr
Michael Cerminaro
Joan Clear
Clifford Willard Gaylord Foundation
Steve  Coates
Danna Cockriel
Virginia Conlee
Matthew and Jaimie Cook
Doug Coombs
Susan Crump
Tom and Merilee Curran
Sherry Taylor and Curt Gilker
Angela Dalton
Glenn and Janice Davania
Dr. and Mrs. Bernard Davis
Jean W. Davis
Bonnie Davis
Sue Dellbringge
Constance Deschamps
Karen Destefane
Joan Deuschle
Robert Dieckhaus
Barbara Dionne
James Dionne
Allison Doan
Jessica Doiron
Sandra Drake
Dick and Kathy Drummond
Dunaway Books c/o Kevin Twellman
Richard Duncan & Ansary Viravong
Laura and Brian Eads
Edward Chase Garvey Memorial Foundation
Drew and Betsy Ehrhardt

Judy Eilken
Annette and Bill Ellis
Daniel and Katharine Emerson
Enterprise Bank & Trust
James and Vicki Erwin
Sarah Erwin
Jane B. Evans
William Fiegenbaum
Abby and Nick Filippello
Neil Finbloom
Roy W. Fischer, Jr.
Bud and Vicky Floor
James Lyon and Florence Reaves
Phyllis L. Foster
Ann Foy Ann and Don Franke
Alice and Kirk Fritsch
Karen Fuchs
Agnes and Dave Garino
Michael Gibbons, Sr.
Maxine and Frank Gilner
Dolores Goerger
Patricia Gray
Jean and Paul Greenlaw
June Greer
Helen Grimm
Paul Hamill
Judith Hansen
William Hansen
Mary and Dave Hanson
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Hanson
Jean Hardesty
Glenda Hares
James R. Hartenbach
Luanne & Catherine Hawkins
Steven and Julie Healey
Helen Hedderig
Katherine Helbig
Janis Henderson
Mary Beth Hennessy
Brian Henry
Lisa Henry
Margaret Herning
Sara J. Herrin
Lila and Jim Hershfelt
Beth and Ken Heuermann
Anne Higgins
Rick and Lynn Hill
Gary and June Hochberg
Julie and Mike Holley
Nancy Hooper
Carolyn Hrach
Benjamin and Eileen Hulsey
Larry and Patricia Hummel
Bethena and Richard Hunt
Charmaine Hurford
Arnold and Joan Jacobson
Erwin and Gail Jacus
Linda and Buzz Jelinek
Sam and Deborah Jenkins
Teresa Jorgen
Paul and Maureen Joseph
Miriam E. Joseph
Nancy Kammann-Judd
Joan Kane
Sally Kane
Linda Kapahnke
Nancy Karpowicz
Shelley Mullis Kennon
Mary Joan Kenny
Kirkwood Rotary Club
Gil and Pat Kleinknecht
Tasha Knight
Kara Kniska
Henry Knock
Richard A. Koch

Erik and Linda Kocher
Marjorie Jean Kohler
Bette and Noel Korandaneau
Celeste Kososki
Robert and Janet  Kraemer
Kathleen and Dennis Krueger
Christopher Kurth
Karen Lane
John and Julia Lasater
Gloria Lash
Deb Lavender
Susan Lee
Nathan Leming
Michael A. Lewis
Jim Greenstein and Lori Linder
James S. Lyon
Virginia MacDonald
Madt and P.J. Mallinckrodt
Kathy and Lou Malnassy
Perrin Marchionne
Alice Marshall
Trish Martin
Aixa Martinez
Suzanne Masters
Roy and Susan Maurer
Joan May
Marilyn A. McCarthy
Lawrence J. McDoniel
Arthur and Barbara McDonnell
Maureen McGauley
Heidi Meckes
Mary Meihaus
Mike and Donna Melroy
Elisabeth A. Metzger
Marlowe J. Meyers
Chrise Miller
Margaret Miller
Sheri and Frank Mistretta
Chuck and Mimi Mittler
Judy Moeller
Katie Molitor
Patricia Moran
Fern R. Morrissey
Anne C. Munroe
Jan Nagy
Barbara Natoli
William Nelson
June Nystrom
John and Donita Obermann
Edward and Colette O’Brien
Chris and Gene Ostendorf
Paul and Kathy Paese
Mary Pat and Rick Pautler
Zoe Annis Perkins
Madelyn Harris and Peter Wilson
Bonnie and Steve Petersen
Betsy Kramer and Phil Chicoineau
Marny Philips
Susan and Stephen Phillips
Bill and Jane Pohlman
Diane M. Polacek
Ruth Powell
Anne Prebish
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Prifti
Anita Radcliffe
Gale Rahmoeller
Colleen Rake
Peg Redelfs
Elizabeth Redmond
Jim and Linda Reed
The Rheinnecker Family
James Reizner
Peter Richardson
Donald Richardson
Doug and Sandy Riggs

Jane and Bruce Robert
Carol Schoeffel and Robert Klute
Mary Robins
Andrew Robins
Patty Roe Dee Roever
James Rose
Paula and Charlie Ross
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Rotter
Bob and Bev Rowlinson
Irma S. Ruebling
Kathy and Tom Ryan
Diane Ryberg
Meredith and Mike Santoni
Rosalie Saputo
Bags 4 My Cause Program – Schnucks
Luella Scholtes
Eric and Christine Schwalb
William and Mary Schwarz
Matt and Lindsay Scott
Carol J. Sedwick
Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Seltzer
Robin Nischwitz Shea & Kem Mosley
Dan Sheerin
Allen W. Sherman
Betty Jane Shultz
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Simonson
Jim and Sadie Smith
Eric G. Soell
Joseph R. and Patricia A. Soraghan
Bill and Carolyn Sorrell
Nancy Spiegel
Carol E.  Staeger
Dianne Stitz
John Strahlman
The Strauss/Schoenberger Family
Lee Streett
Bill and Georganne Syler
Susan A. Tarr
Bernadine and Lee Taylor
Katherine and Jim Temprano
David and Carolyn Thomas
Laura Thompson
Joan and Tim Tighe
Sandra M. Tornabene
Pam Travis
Phyllis Trulock
Cary Tuckey
Stephen and Margaret Van Asdale
Clyde and Beverly Vandivort
Elizabeth (Tina) Veraldi
Wayne and Veda Viers
Wayne and Mary Walker
Jim and Liz Walker
Hoyt Wallace
Rueben and Mary Walter
Brad and Marty Wastler
Thomas Wayne
Eugenia (Jeanne) Webdell
Tom Weber
Jim and Carol Wellman
Edith Wenzel
Marcia Werremeyer
Dr. Alan C. Wheeler
Carol Wiedl
James Williams
Richard Williams
Belinda Wilucki
April Winkelmann
Charles and Joyce Woodard
Brad Woods
Terry and Barbara Zenser