July Calendar

July 3 and 4 – Closed so all can enjoy the Lions Club festivities

No Board of Trustees Meeting scheduled for July

July 15 – Calendar for Summer Reading Program must be turned in by 3:00 p.m. today

July 20 – Adult Book Club



Fourth of July Closings

Kirkland Public Library will be closed Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, July 4th so that everyone can enjoy the festivities that the Lions Club has planned.

Adult Book Club

Adult Book Club meets on the third Thursday of the month. All are welcome. If you’d like to join us on July 20th, let me know so I can get you a copy of “Ordinary Grace”, which is our July selection.

Hiawatha Fifth Graders

Every Wednesday and Thursday during April,

Librarian Emily Lucek will be teaching the fifth graders

how to use the program Scratch.

The Kirkland Public Library is lucky to have Emily

as one of our staff members and we are delighted

she is willing to share her knowledge with Hiawatha students.

Be sure and ask your fifth grader what they learned
and have them show you what they created.

Drop Box

Please remember the drop box is to be used only if the library is not open.  We only check it first thing when we open and it is not rechecked again until the next time we open.  Your book could sit in the box and not be checked in on time.  If we are open, please return it inside so that a fine does not accumulate.  Also, remember DVDs, audio books, and books borrowed from other libraries may not be put in the drop box — they must all be returned inside and are subject to a fine if deposited in the box.  Also, do not leave anything between the doors.


We lock our drop box over all holidays as we’ve had trash thrown in and books damaged.  Please remember this and return your items either before or after the holiday.  Do not leave anything between the doors or you will be responsible for damaged and/or lost items.

Gifts and Memorials

Looking to honor a friend, remember a loved one or celebrate a special occasion? Supporting the Kirkland Public Library through a monetary donation furthers the library’s mission to share the joy of reading, discovery and creativity with the community. Your gift also allows us to honor or memorialize someone special to you.

Monetary donations may be dropped off at the library during regular business hours or mailed to us at P O Box 189, Kirkland, IL 60146.

Adult Cookbook Club

Let’s Get Cooking!

On Thursday, August 3rd at 6:30 p.m., the Kirkland Public Library will have the third meeting of the Adult Cookbook Club.

The idea is to critique the cookbook, not each other’s cooking.  The theme for the meeting is “fruit”.  Cookbooks have been borrowed from other libraries so that we will have a variety of books to give our opinion on.  Each person will check out a book, make at least one recipe from the book and share their thoughts about the book with the group.   If members want to, samples of their chosen recipe may be brought that evening so we can all enjoy.

The Adult Cookbook Club will usually meet on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.; however, unlike our other book club, we will only meet every two or three months (still to be decided).  If you’d like to join in on the fun, please register with one of our librarians.

Family Pets

Please remember that family pets are not allowed in the library. Yes, you’re right – we did have Banjo with us; however, she was being trained to become a leader dog. As with any other public place, a service dog is certainly welcome to be in the library with the person they are assisting.

Kirkland Public Library Board of Trustees & Staff

Board of Trustees:

Lori Finkle – President

Clare Hay – Vice President

Becky Lamont – Secretary

Sally Jones – Treasurer

Jean Bauer, Wanda McMurray, Michelle Burger – Trustees

Many thanks to these community members who serve the Kirkland Public Library.



Linda Fett – Director

Cindy Fisch, Emily Lucek, Jan Miller – Librarians

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