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 the following holidays(pdf)


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




Oceans of Possibilities Summer  Reading 2022

Oceans of Possibilities:

The Town of Tonawanda Online Summer Reading Challenge for all ages

July 1 - August 28

The Town of Tonawanda Public Libraries summer reading program returns!

Runs from July 1st through August 28th and is open to all ages!

If this is your first time participating, signing up is easy, just go to

to register or download the app on the Apple App Store or Google Play and search for either Kenmore or Kenilworth.

Watch our YouTube video to learn more about the program and how to register! (we made it for the Summer 2020 reading program but the same procedure applies!)

If you are already signed up from one of our previous reading programs, you will not need to register again!


Summer Events

Sensational Story Time

Sensational Story Time!  Thursdays at 10:30 am July 7 – August 4

Stories, songs, games and simple crafts for kids ages 3 -6 with parent or caregiver.

Maybe a dance or two!
Program runs around 45 minutes. Register or just drop in – it all works.

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Friday Fun

Friday Fun Series

Special events Fridays at 2 pm July 8 - August 5


Shark Day: Friday July 8th at 2 pm

It’s everything shark today with games, puzzles, movie and take home project. Find out more about how sharks live and who they eat. Ages 6 and up.  No registration required.

Tie Dye Party

Tie Dye Party: Friday July 15th at 2 pm - Registration required

Bring your own plain, white, previously washed t shirt. All other supplies provided. Space is limited, registration required. 90 minutes.


Mysterious Deep Sea

Mysterious Deep Sea: Friday, July 22 at 2 pm - Registration required

Find out how the angler fish lives as you build a basic circuit. This program is for ages 10 through teen. Please register.


Dog Costume Contest

Dog Costume Contest: Friday, July 29 at 2 pm (this is an outdoor event)

Show us your dog’s style! All ages


Pirate Panic

Pirate Panic: Friday, August 5 at 2 pm

Set sail for pirate fun. Grab your parrot and find the treasure. Then captain your ship through the storm. Ages 6 and up. No registration required.


Super Summer Specials

Super Summer Specials for all ages.

Buffalo Museum of Science Insectigation: Wednesday July 20 2PM

Get up close to some incredible insects! Examine live insects and other critters, observing their anatomy and behavior. Program is limited to 30 participants at a time, pre-registration is required. Registrations will not be accepted before June 20th

Hawk Creek Silent Hunters of the Night: Thursday August 4 2PM

Learn about the myths and reality of owls, and meet 3 owls in person!

Aquarium of Niagara Marine Invertebrates: Wednesday August 17 2PM

Learn about what makes marine invertebrates unique, and how they are adapted to survive in the ocean. You'll get the chance to meet and touch some marine invertebrates too! 

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Books and Barks

Books and Barks

This program for children ages 5-12 is a unique opportunity to work on reading skills in a relaxed and fun environment. 
Sign up for a 15 minute session to read to a trained therapy dog. Appointments are available between 4 - 5:30 pm11:30

Presented in partnership with Paws for Love, a program of the SPCA serving Erie County.

Registrations can be made by phone during our open hours at 716-834-7657 or in person at the checkout desk.

Upcoming Dates: 

Wednesday June 15


Button Mania

Button Mania!  Button Making every Wednesday from 4-5:30 pm.

Do-it-yourself in this drop in program.  Make a button or keychain from a wide selection of graphics.  All supplies included.  And it's free! Button making is for all ages. 

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Craft & Carry: Free Take Home Crafting Kits


Take home crafting kits for kids (recommended for ages 5-10)

ask about available take home crafting kits currently available!

brick boxes


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

Longing for the days of the Lego League?  We miss them too!  For the time being however, we are offering a take home version!  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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Tech Know Lab : Book a Technology Trainer


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

Monday, June 27th

Appointments for one on one technology assistance available on Monday June 27th on the hour between 1 pm and 3 pm and 5 pm and 6 pm

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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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! Register ahead of time, or just drop in. To sign up, call 716-834-7657 or register for any or all of the dates below.

2022 Line up:

Jan 5- Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín

Feb 2- The Vanishing Half

by Brit Bennett

Mar 2- Night Tiger

by Yangsze Choo

Apr 6- Educated

by Tara Westover

May 4- The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

by Mary Ann Shaffer

Jun 1- A Farewell to Arms

by Ernest Hemingway

Jul 6- Mexican Gothic

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Aug 3- Night Diary

by Veera Hiranandani

AND Be Prepared

by Vera Brosgol

Sep 7 - The Dutch House

by Ann Patchett

Oct 5 - This Tender Land

by William Kent Krueger

Nov 2- Bad Blood: Secrets & Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

by John Carreyrou

Dec 7 - The Red Tent

by Anita Diamant

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Book Sale

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

Adult hardcover books are 1.00.  Adult paperbacks are .25. 

Kid's materials are .50 for hardcover books and .25 for paperbacks. 

Media items (DVD, Blu Ray, CD) are $1.00. 

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.

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

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

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