Caldwell County Missouri located in Northwest Missouri.
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Caldwell County Library

Contact Information: 275 South Washington, Kingston, Missouri 64650

Hours of Operation:
Monday & Wednesday - 9am to 5pm
Tuesday & Thursday - 9am to 8pm
Friday & Sunday - CLOSED
Saturday - 9am to 1pm

Phone Number: 816.586.2220 ~ Email:


Online Catalog:

Caldwell County Library

General Information: The library opened in July, 2011, and provides free services to Caldwell County residents. The library is located in the former County Health Department building at 275 South Washington in Kingston, Missouri. The library offers a collection of books, magazines, audio and visual media on loan to Caldwell County residents free of charge.

Computers are available at no cost for public use and feature high-speed internet and word processing. The library includes a genealogy/family history room, children's room and a community room. The community room is available at no cost to Caldwell County non-profit organizations. Reservations may be made by calling the library or a library board member.

Additional Services...

  • Lending Library (featuring fiction, non-fiction, and children's books)

  • Computers for public use and for historical and genealogy use

  • Video Library featuring children and family movies

  • Children's Area
  • Classes and Children's Events
  • Space for meetings (non-profits only please)

Several programs/classes are on-going and have been developed for folks of all ages. For a list of programs dates and library hours please visit our web site.

Karla Kincaid of Braymer volunteers at the library.
She was the first person to check out books
(shown here with her grandsons). 
Carol Wilson of Polo presenting
children's story time on opening day.

Funding / Donations
The library is staffed by volunteers and depends on donations and fundraisers to pay for operating expenses. A library fund has been established under the Caldwell County Foundation, a 501(c)3 tax-deductible organization which oversees all expenditures and donations.

BBQ Fundraiser 2011

All donations are greatly appreciated and may be mailed to Caldwell County Foundation, c/o Wendy Bowen (Caldwell County Foundation Treasurer), 23 West Main Street, Kingston, MO 64650. Please be sure to indicate that your donation is to go to the library.

Please contact a board member if your organization would like to sponsor a fundraiser or if you would like to become a member of The Friends of the Library. There is no charge for membership in Friends of the Library; it is a group of people that support the library by volunteering, providing ideas, and or monetary support.

Board Members

  • Sandra Leamer, President
  • Linda McElwee, Vice President
  • Debbie Ellis, Secretary
  • Winona Payne, Treasurer
  • Georgia Umbaugh, Member at Large

Motto: Learning for a lifetime

Mission Statement: The Caldwell County Library is a library system dedicated to support life-long learning, provide services using current technology methods, and provide assistance in obtaining reference, research and or recreational material for county residents. Services will also promote historical and genealogical study.

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