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Kenilworth Branch

The Kenilworth Library is open!  Our weekly hours are:

Mondays & Fridays from

12 pm -8 pm

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from

10 am – 6 pm

We are closed on Saturdays, Sundays  and  scheduled holidays

Our address is 318 Montrose Ave, Buffalo NY 14223

You can call us at 716-834-7657 during our open hours


Our public Wi-Fi service is always available and the signal range extends to our parking lot and our front lawn.

The network ID is BECPL2

The password is librarywifi

Adventure Begins at Your Library: 2024 Summer Reading Program!

Join the Town of Tonawanda Public Libraries for an adventurous summer with our READsquared summer reading program!

Program Dates: July 1st - August 24th
Who Can Join: Adventurers of all ages!
Prizes: Exciting prizes for every age group.

How to Join:

New Explorers:

  1. Register at READsquared
  2. Or download the READsquared app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Search for "Kenmore" or "Kenilworth".

Returning Participants:

  • No need to register again if you’ve joined before!

Learn More:

Watch our informative YouTube video to get all the details and registration steps (originally made for Summer 2020, but the process remains the same!): Watch Here

Embark on a journey of reading and discovery this summer at your library




2024 Summer Specials at the Kenilworth Library

 all programs require registration.  

and can be made by phone on in person during service hours

  • Tie Dye Day – Monday July 15 at 2 pm     CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS

For all ages, while supplies last and weather permitting

Bring a previously washed white t-shirt, all other supplies provided


  • Mini Golf Workshop presented by Explore and More – Monday July 22 at 2 pm

Suggested for ages 5-10

Explore the engineering process while creating your own themed mini golf hole!

This program is part of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library's Sports Lending program for youth and is sponsored by the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation.


  • Insects Run the World presented by Mark Carra – Friday, July 26 at 1 pm

Suggested for ages 5-10

Meet and learn about the insects & arachnids that share our planet!


  • (REGISTRATION FULL, WAITLIST AVAILABLE) Bubble Blast presented by the Buffalo Museum of Science – Friday, August 9 at 1 pm

Suggested for ages 5-10

Explore the science of soap! Witness and participate in exciting bubbly experiments!


  • (REGISTRATION FULL) Wacky Science Show with Cris Johnson – Friday, August 23 at 1 pm

Suggested for ages 5-12

Learn about science & participate in some WACKY EXPERIMENTS!


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brick boxes


Brick Boxes: A take home building challenge for kids age 6-14

 Come to the Kenilworth Library and check out a box of bricks and a base, work on a cool build and bring it back to the library for us to display! Give us a call during our open hours at 716-834-7657 to find out more about this program.




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Book a Technology Trainer


Book a Technology Trainer: Presented by the Tech Know Lab of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

Thursday, July 18th Appointments for 10 am, 11 am, and 12 pm

Appointments for a 45 minute one on one technology assistance available on the hour.

choose one of the following topics, (please note: trainers are not able to perform any repairs to hardware or troubleshoot any major software issues with personal devices)

  • Android Basics, Email, Cloud Services, Internet Basics, iPhone/iPad Basics
  • Microsoft Office Basics (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.),
  • Organizing Computer Files/Folders,
  • Simple Digital Editing Online (audio & photos),
  • Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), Using Google, Windows Basics

Call the Kenilworth Library at 716-834-7657 to sign up for an appointment.

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2024 Kenilworth Library Book Discussion Series


Join us for a lively discussion in a friendly atmosphere. This group meets the first Wednesday of every month at 2:00 p.m. New members are always welcome! Copies of these books may be requested at the library, or by using the online request system.

2024 Selections

January 3

Cider House Rules - John Irving

February 7

Cultish - Amanda Montell

March 6

Big Stone Gap - Adriana Trigiani

April 3

Migrations - Charlotte McConachy

May 1

The Descendants - Kaui Hart Hemmings

June 5

The Golem and the Jinni - Helene Wecker

July 3

The Sound of Gravel - Ruth Wariner

No Book Discussion in August

September 4

West with Giraffes - Linda Rutledge

October 2

Crying in H Mart - Michelle Zauner

November 6

The Half Moon by Mary Beth Keane

December 4

No Two Persons by Erica Bauermeister

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Ongoing Discarded Book Sale

We offer a small selection of recently discarded library materials  for purchase in our lobby.

All items are priced at 50 cents each

Fill a blue library tote bag with items for $4 (includes the tote bag)

Prices include sales tax. Cash only.  No refunds.


We are currently not accepting material donations at the Kenilworth Branch.  You may be able to donate materials to the Ken-Ton friends of the Library. ) (updated 2/2/2023- The Ken-Ton friends of the Library group is currently accepting donations at it's collection site at the former Kenmore Middle School (155 Delaware Rd) on Saturdays from 10 am - 12 pm

Please refer to the following document for more information on what, how, and when to donate  Donate to the Ken-Ton Friends of the Library

Connect with us!


Join us on Facebook at @KenilworthLibrary for news, updates, and reminders about everything happening at the Kenilworth Library, as well as other events happening in the Buffalo & Erie County Library System and the Town of Tonawanda.  

Our  Twitter  handle is @KenilworthLibfor updates on any library changes as well as to promote our programs.

Need some reading inspiration?  Our 90+  Pinterest Boards have thousands of suggestions for books available to request from the Buffalo & Erie County Library System which you can have sent to  Kenilworth for pickup    Check out our new & notable boards for items on order or recently received.

Remember,  friending and following us on our social media sites, checking-in, liking, sharing our posts, and tagging us in your pictures, are all great ways to help promote your branch & libraries as a whole!