April 2021 Calendar


April 3 – Easter Storytime with Mrs. Holtapp 10:30 Franklin Township Park

    Followed by the Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt

 April 5 – Kirkland Public Library RE-OPENS! 

  • 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.

Please read complete details below.

We will still offer curbside service for those who find it more convenient.

April 13 – Board of Trustees Meeting – 7:00 p.m.

April 15 – Charitable Giving & Estate Planning – 5:00 p.m. 

Please see information below.


Monday, April 5th

On Monday, April 5th we plan to reopen the Kirkland Public Library to the public. We will have restrictions for the safety of both our patrons and our staff. All staff will wear masks and make sure the library is sanitized. We will have one patron in the library at a time — they must also wear a mask and use hand sanitizer when entering.

For those who would still like us to pick out books for you and/or fill your requests, we will continue to offer curbside service.

At this time, there will be no computer use in the library or reading. After looking at what other libraries are offering, we are hoping to limit each patron to fifteen minutes to select their books.

On the front door there will be a red “stop sign” if another patron is in the library. Please wait until our staff changes the sign to “welcome” before coming in.

We are excited to see our patrons again — looking forward to Monday, April 5th! At that time we will return to our normal business hours:

Monday and Thursday — 10 am to 7 pm

Tuesday and Wednesday — 1 pm to 7 pm

Saturday – 9 am to 3 pm


Although we post on Facebook and our webpage, many patrons have asked to receive email notices regarding Kirkland Public Library. These will certainly not be daily updates, but if you would like to receive these notices, please send your email to kirklandlib@hotmail.com — make sure to put the words “Patron Notification” in the subject line.

Easter Storytime

Saturday, April 3rd at 10:30 at Franklin Township Park with your favorite storytime reader, Mrs. Holtapp. BE SURE TO JOIN US and then stay for the Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt!


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.

Drop Box


Drop box will be locked over holidays.   During holidays we have had damage done to the books by garbage being thrown in. To avoid this, we lock the box. Please do not leave anything between the doors. 

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.


Linda Fett – Director

Jan Miller, Debbie Rehn, Martha Valasek, Chris Bramm – Librarians