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

****REGISTRATION FULL ******Erie County Free Emergency Care Kit Distribution (registration full)

Friday, September 22nd 2023 5:00 - 7:00 PM

 Kits will be available to pick up here at the Kenilworth library on Friday, Sept. 22nd from 5:00-7:00 pm for registered participants. Supplies are limited. One per household.

Book Sale


Kenmore Town of Tonawanda Friends of the Library Book Sale

Held at 155 Delaware Road Door #8 (Kenmore Middle/ High School)

Thursday, September 21 3:00-7:00pm

Friday, September 22 3:00-7:00pm

Saturday, September 23 9:00am-12:00pm

List prices:

  • All books $1 each (except children's books are 50¢- $1)

Free admission | credit cards accepted




Sensational Story Time


Sensational Story Time for ages 2-4 (FALL SESSION)

Wednesdays 10:30 am

September 27-November 15

Ages 2- 4

Stories, songs, simple games and crafts

Please register by calling 716-834-7657 or inquire at the checkout desk



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 pm

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 September 20

Wednesday October 18

Wednesday November 15

Wednesday December 20



Button Mania

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

Do-it-yourself in this drop in program.  Make a button, magnet or keychain from a wide selection of graphics.  All supplies included.  And it's free! Button making is for all ages. Limit of 3 per person.

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Craft & Carry: Free Take Home Crafting Kits


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

New kits are available starting at the beginning of the month while supplies last.

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

Friday October 13 1-4 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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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.

2023 Line up:

January 4
The Christie Affair – Nina de Gramont

February 1
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood – Trevor Noah

March 1
Klara and the Sun – Kazuo Ishiguro

April 5
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone – Lori Gottlieb

May 3
What Strange Paradise – Omar El Akkad

June 7
Cutting for Stone – Abraham Verghese

July 5
The Paper Girl of Paris – Jordyn Taylor

August 2
The Lincoln Highway – Amor Towles

September 6
Pachinko – Min Jin Lee

October 4
Circe by Madeline Miller

November 1
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption – Bryan Stevenson

December 6
Lessons in Chemistry – Bonnie Garmus


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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!


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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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