Support the Library

Donations

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

Sunday:
2:00 - 4:00 PM

Monday - Thursday:
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Friday - Saturday:
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Books

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.

Gifts

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.

Crafts

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, October 26 and Saturday, October 27. Details TBA.

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!

Qualifications:

• 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 lhenry@kirkwoodpubliclibrary.org. Volunteers ages 12 - 18 should visit the teen volunteer page.

Thank You for Supporting Your Library!

Supporters July 1, 2018 – June 31, 2019

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Rachel Abbott
Beth and Jim Alseth
Mary L. Althage
Michele J. Ambach
Margaret P. Atkins
Jacquelyn and Larry Bailey
Suzanne Barnes
Angela Bay
Kathleen M. Beard
Carolyn Becker
R. R.  Beckner
Mary Pat and Paul Bernsen
Jim and Nancy Berthold
Mary F. Berthold
John and Carol Jane Bickel
Lois Bliss
Malcolm A. Bliss, III
Deborah Bobinette
Robert and Katherine Boyd
Susan Brogan
Ann Bronsing
Dave Buck
Janice L. Burggrabe
Rod Byers
Tom L. Carr
Joan Clear
Danna Cockriel
Virginia Conlee
Matthew and Jaimie Cook
Doug Coombs
Tom and Merilee Curran
Angela Dalton
Glenn and Janice Davania
Jean W. Davis
Bonnie Davis
Sue Dellbringge
Robert Dieckhaus
Barbara Dionne
Jessica Doiron
Dunaway Books
Laura and Brian Eads
Drew and Betsy Ehrhardt
Judy Eilken
Annette and Bill Ellis
Daniel and Katharine Emerson

 James and Vicki Erwin
Jane B. Evans
William Fiegenbaum
Roy W. Fischer, Jr.
Phyllis L. Foster
Ann Foy
Ann and Don Franke
Alice and Kirk Fritsch
Michael Gibbons, Sr.
Dolores Goerger
Patricia Gray
Jean and Paul Greenlaw
June Greer
Judith Hansen
Mary and Dave Hanson
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Hanson
Glenda Hares
James R. Hartenbach
Steven and Julie Healey
Helen Hedderig
Katherine Helbig
Janis Henderson
Brian 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
Larry and Patricia Hummel
Bethena and Richard Hunt
Sam and Deborah Jenkins
Teresa Jorgen
Paul and Maureen Joseph
Linda Kapahnke
Shelley Mullis Kennon
Gil and Pat Kleinknecht
Kara Kniska
Henry Knock
Richard A. Koch
Bette and Noel Koranda
Robert and Janet Kraemer

 Kathleen and Dennis Krueger
Christopher Kurth
Deb Lavender
Susan Lee
Michael A. Lewis
Virginia MacDonald
Perrin Marchionne
Alice Marshall
Trish Martin
Aixa Martinez
Maureen McGauley
Mary Meihaus
Mike and Donna Melroy
Elisabeth Metzger
Marlowe J. Meyers
Chrise Miller
Margaret Miller
Judy Moeller
Patricia Moran
Barbara Natoli
William Nelson
June Nystrom
John and Donita Obermann
Chris and Gene Ostendorf
Mary Pat and Rick Pautler
Bonnie and Steve Petersen
Diane M. Polacek
Anne Prebish
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Prifti
Gale Rahmoeller
James Lyon and Florence Reaves
Peg Redelfs
Elizabeth Redmond
Jim and Linda Reed
The Rheinnecker Family
Peter Richardson
Donald Richardson
Jane and Bruce Robert
Mary Robins
Patty Roe
Dee Roever
James Rose
Paula and Charlie Ross
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Rotter
Irma S. Ruebling
Kathy and Tom Ryan

 Meredith and Mike Santoni
Rosalie Saputo
Luella Scholtes
Eric and Christine Schwalb
William and Mary Schwarz
Carol J. Sedwick
Robin Nischwitz Shea
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
DianneStitz
John Strahlman
The Strauss/Schoenberger Family
Lee Streett
Susan A. Tarr
Katherine and Jim Temprano
David and Carolyn Thomas
Joan and Tim Tighe
Sandra M. Tornabene
Pam Travis
Phyllis   Trulock
Cary Tuckey
Stephen and Margaret Van Asdale
Clyde and Beverly Vandivort
Wayne and Veda Viers
Wayne and Mary Walker
Jim and Liz Walker
Brad and Marty Wastler
Thomas Wayne
Eugenia (Jeanne) Webdel
Jim and Carol Wellman
Edith Wenzel
Marcia Werremeyer
Carol Wiedl
Richard Williams
Belinda  Wilucki
Madelyn Harris and Peter Wilson
April Winkelmann
Brad Woods