August Calendar


August 3 – Cookbook Club 6:30 p.m.

August 8 – Board of Trustees Meeting – 7:00 p.m.

August 16 – Community Blood Drive sponsored by Kirkland Lions Club

Call Ed Davis at 815-979-1934 or 815-522-6134 for additional information

August 17 – Adult Book Club – 6:30 p.m.



Summer Reading Program Celebration

Congratulations to the ten children who reached their goal of time read over the summer and turned in their completed calendar on time.   Those children are Kahlan Chambers, Brooklyn Chambers, Isabella Fruit, Emma Bruyr, Annaleigh Bruyr, Evelyn Padilla, Gloria Pruitt, Timothy Pruitt, Alexia Burger, and Brianna Burger.

Donations were received from Alpine Bank, Chipotle, and the Rockford Ice Hogs.  State Representative Pritchard also encourages the children to fill out his summer reading form.  This program was sponsored and paid for by the Kirkland Public Library.  Many thanks to the parents who encouraged their children to take part in this program

Bingo was played, prizes were awarded, lunch was served and a good time was had by all as you can see from the pictures below.

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 August 17th, let me know so I can get you a copy of “Golden Son”, which is our August selection.

School’s Starting Soon!

With school starting shortly, the Kirkland Public Library is preparing to help Hiawatha students make the grade!  We have a large selection of books that will certainly help explain many of the subjects students will be studying this year.  We have books on all fifty states and many countries throughout the world.  When studying Shakespeare, we have a set of books called “No Fear Shakespeare” to help figure out the language.  Altrusa International last year awarded us a grant and we purchased a set of books with the heading “Cartoon Guide”.  Subjects include algebra, chemistry, physics, the environment, genetics, US history, calculus, statistics, history of the modern world, and history of the universe.  These books are sure to make learning a new subject fun.  We also have over 100 books in the new set “Who Was, Who Is, What Is, What Was, Where Is, Where Was?”  A wide variety of people, places and things are covered in this series.

We also have the Big Fat Notebooks.  These are revolutionary study guides that are perfect for navigating those difficult middle school years.  Each indispensable book is like getting to borrow the notebook of the best student in the class, with highlighted key concepts, doodles that illuminate tricky ideas, helpful mnemonic devices and quizzes to recap it all.  There are five Big Fat Notebooks in all, books teen need to ace the main subjects taught in middle school.



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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 PO Box 189, Kirkland, IL 60146.

Adult Cookbook Club

Let’s Get Cooking!

On Thursday, October 5th at 6:30 p.m., the Kirkland Public Library will have the next meeting of the Adult Cookbook Club.

The idea is to critique the cookbook, not each other’s cooking.  The theme for the meeting is “harvest”.  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 months.  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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