Maplewood Public Library is pursuing new avenues of income to supplement the tax dollars that currently support the Library. Much of the Library’s budget goes toward personnel costs, building upkeep, and lending materials such as books, DVDs, and eBooks. In order to offer more programming for adults, children, and teens and to make much-needed updates to the Library’s building, the Library will be hosting a cornhole fundraiser and is looking for volunteers to start a Friends of the Library group. A cornhole tournament will be hosted at Ryan Hummert Memorial Park on Friday, September 2nd. In addition to the tournament, there will be live music from The Riverside Wanderers, a free children’s play area, and food provided by St.
Maplewood Public Library has four events scheduled for January, beginning with St. Louis journalist Julius Hunter speaking about his new book. Maplewood native Wanda Kennedy Kuntz will also discuss her new book on Kennedy Music. The events listed are on the 40 South News events calendar. An Evening with Julius Hunter, Jan.