Category: News

Summer Reading

Congratulations to the Summer Reading participants whose name were drawn for the grand prize —

Preschool – 5th Grade
Ryder Hoskins – Discovery Center Museum Certificate
6th Grade – High School
Brooklyn Chambers – Sycamore Sports Center Certificate
Donna Koehnke – Salamone’s Italian Restaurant Certificate
Linda Fett – Salamone’s Italian Restaurant Certificate

Thanks to all who participated!

Book Clubs

Book Clubs are starting up again.

Please call if you are a library patron and would like to join either of these book clubs.

Our regular book club meets on the third Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m.

We are also planning on restarting our Cookbook Book Club. This will be held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. We will meet every other month beginning in April and there will be a theme. Cookbooks will be ordered to fit the theme and you will check out a book, make one of the recipes and bring it to share on the night we meet. The cookbooks will be evaluated, not our cooking skills.

Please call 815-522-6260 or email us at with “cookbook club” in the subject line if you are interested in joining.


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


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.

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

Michelle Burger – Vice President

Clare Hay – Secretary

Sally Jones – Treasurer

Jean Bauer, Becky Lamont, Wanda McMurray – Trustees

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


Mary Holtrop – Director

Linda Fett, Dale Giebel, Christy Klein, Jan Miller, Debbie Rehn – Librarians

August 2023 Calendar

August 12 Story Time and Crafts – at the Library starts at 10:00 a.m.
sign up by Thursday August 10th
August 15

August 17

August 23
KPL Board of Trustees Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Adult Book Club 6:00 p.m.

Cook Book Club
August 26Young Readers Book Club  11:00 a.m.
Kirkland Public Library Hours
  • Mondays from 10:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays from 10:00 a.m.—6:00 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 ( 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 out.