Kirkwood Public Library


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About the Library

Welcome to the Kirkwood Public Library, named Missouri Library of the Year in 2007. We have been a community treasure for many years. Interest in Kirkwood having a library of its own became community-wide in about 1922. In 1924, residents were asked to donate books and shelf space was made available at City Hall. A lumber company donated lumber for the shelves and bookcases, a sash and door company contributed mill work, another company contributed book mending materials. Staining, painting, and carpentry work was also volunteered by local businesses. On May 10, 1924, the library opened and 38 books were issues that first staff. On Dec. 11, 1926, a levy passed and Kirkwood became the first-tax supported library in St. Louis County. We moved to our current site in 1940 and our building now includes 25,000 square feet and three full floors. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff put our patrons first. Food and drink are allowed throughout the building. We are part of the Municipal Library Consortium, a group of nine municipal libraries in St. Louis County. We share a catalog and participate in daily delivery service. We have a strong partnership with our Friends of the Kirkwood Public Library, a volunteer group of over 400 people who support the library.