January 2022 Calendar



January 8 – Winter story time at 10:30 with crafts Immediately following – CANCELLED

We are sorry to say that story time and crafts that were scheduled at the library on January 8th is cancelled. If we don’t get it rescheduled in January, mark your calendar for the second Saturday at 10:30 a.m. We’ll keep everyone posted!

January 18 – KPL Board of Trustees Meeting 7:00 p.m.

January 20 – Adult Book Club 6:00 p.m. 

Kirkland Public Library Hours

  • Mondays from 10:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. —7:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. —3:00 p.m.

Just a reminder that we will still offer curbside service for those patrons who find it more convenient.  Either call (815-522-6260) or email (kirklandlib@hotmail.com) to request the materials you would like.  We will call you when they are available for pick up.  When you let us know you are out front, give us a call and we will run them out.  




Library COVID-19 Face Covering Policy

The Library is committed to staff and patron health and safety and is taking precautions to minimize the spread of COVID-19. All staff and patrons over the age of two are required to wear a face covering which completely
covers their nose and mouth in all indoor public areas of the Library at all times. Face coverings must also be worn in outdoor public areas of the Library when social distancing is not possible.
Acceptable face coverings include disposable masks, cloth masks, neck gaiters, scarves, bandanas, or religious face coverings. Mesh masks, masks with openings, holes, visible gaps in the material, vents, or valves designed to facilitate easy exhaling are unacceptable and their use will not be
considered adherence to this policy.
Patrons must maintain a six foot distance from anyone not in their household while in the Library.
Patrons who are unable to wear a mask due to a pre-existing medical condition are encouraged to use the Library’s curbside services. Additional reasonable accommodations such as personalized reader’s advisory services, online resources, or homebound delivery are available to those who are medically prevented from, or decline to wear a face covering. Any accommodation request must be submitted in writing to the Director, who will make a determination on that request.
Patrons who refuse to wear a face covering and/or to maintain six-foot distance will be asked to leave the library. Patrons who violate this policy, are also in violation of the Library’s Code of Conduct and are subject to restriction or termination of Library privileges and possible exclusion
from the Library.

Meeting Time for Board of Trustees

The Kirkland Public Library Board of Trustees will now meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

In the January/February Chamber newsletter, it was mistakenly shown as 6:30 p.m.


Please do not drop books that you no longer want in our Book Drop. Our space is very limited and we do not have room for these books. Please consider contacting another library to see if they would be interested in them or donating them to a woman’s shelter, assisted living facility, or to a church for their rummage sale. I would love to have every book on our shelves, but it’s just not possible.

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 PO Box 189, Kirkland, IL 60146.

Family Pets

Please remember that family pets are not allowed in the library. Yes, you’re right – we did have Banjo with us and now have Darby; however, their job includes 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.


Mary Holtrop – Director

Linda Fett, Jan Miller, Debbie Rehn, Martha Valasek – Librarians