Kenmore Branch

The Kenmore Library is open!  Our weekly hours are:

Mondays from

10 am – 6 pm

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from

10 am – 9 pm

Fridays and Saturdays from

10 am – 5 pm

 

Our address is 160 Delaware Road, Kenmore NY 14217

 

You can call us at 716-873-2842 during our open hours

 

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

The network ID is BECPL2

The password is librarywifi

 

Please Note: Due to space concerns, we are currently NOT ACCEPTING DONATIONS of materials at this time.  You can still donate to the Friends of the Library Group Saturdays at 10-12 across the street at the former Kenmore Middle School (155 Delaware Rd, door #8)

 

 

EVENTS


 

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

http://kkny14.readsquared.com/

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!)

https://youtu.be/j8fGEwza9Gw

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


Family Story Time Outside

Family Story Time Outside!

Wednesdays at 6 pm July 13 through August 10.  Across the street on the Lawn of the former Kenmore Middle School (155 Delaware Road) 

Family Story Time! OUTSIDE!

July 13, 20, 27 Aug 3, 10

Across the street at the old Kenmore Middle School

Bring a blanket

If it rains or is too hot we will be inside at the library!

No Registration needed


Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time for ages 3-5.  

Tuesday mornings at 10:15 am July 12 through August 9

Enjoy stories, finger plays, songs, crafts and more.  Space is limited so registration is required, and can be made in person or by calling the branch during open hours starting Monday, June 13.

 

Summer Fun Club

Summer Fun Club : For ages 6-12

Mondays from 10:30 am - 11:30 am  July 11- August 8

Enjoy fun activities each week, space is limited, registration required .

Weekly drop in programs

Weekly Drop in Programs

Tinker Tuesdays: Tuesdays from 4-6 pm.  Tinker with some STEM toys! Play and learn with Bee-Bots, Ozobots, Brackitz, Snap Circuits Extreme, and more! No registration is necessary. Open to ages 5-16. 

Build-A-Button Thursdays: Thursdays from 4-6 pm. Make a personalized button or magnet! All supplies provided and program is for all ages. No registration necessary- drop in anytime between 4-6pm.

Board Games All Day Saturday: Bring family or friends to the Kenmore Library, take a break from devices, and discover the good old-fashioned fun of board games! Games available for all ages. No registration necessary.

 

CRAFTERDAY

Crafterday

The first Saturday of each month is Crafterday at Kenmore! 

On Saturday, July 2nd we'll be creating a hot air balloon craft.

Recommended for ages 5-12 (children younger than 5 can attend with a caregiver, children older than 12 can attend if interested). 

Registration required. Call 716-873-2842 or stop in the library to register.

 

Books and Barks

Books and Barks

Held the 3rd Saturday of each month. 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 10-11:30 AM.

UPCOMING DATES

Saturday, July 16, 2022
Saturday, August 20, 2022
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Saturday, November 19, 2022
Saturday, December 17, 2022

Presented in partnership with Paws for Love, a program of the SPCA serving Erie County.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Registrations can be made by phone during our open hours at 873-2842 or in person at the checkout desk.


Craft & Carry: Free Take Home Crafting Kits

Craft & Carry

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

ask about available take home crafting kits currently available! 

 

Bricks to Go: A take home building challenge for kids 6-14

Bricks to Go!  A Take home building challenge for kids 6-14

Missing Lego Club? Try BRICKS-TO-GO! Come by the Kenmore branch library and checkout one of our BRICKS-TO-GO kits. Take it home and create your build before bringing it back to display! For kids ages 6-14. Kits are limited so stop by or call 873-2842 for details.

 

Dungeons and Dragons

Dungeons & Dragons: Summer Library Adventures

For ages 13-19 Mondays from June 6- August 29

Welcome Adventurers new and old to the Kenmore Library's first Summer Dungeons & Dragons sessions! Meetings every Monday from June 6th- August 29th, 3:30-4:30pm in June and 3:00-4:30pm in July and August.

This program is for ages 13-19 and requires registration. No prior experience is required. Call the library at 716-873-2842 for more information or to register. 

Microsoft Excel Intermediate

Microsoft Excel Intermediate: Focus on Formulas: Presented by the Tech Know Lab of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

Wednesday, June 22 10 am - 12 pm

The TechKnow Lab will be offering an intermediate Microsoft Excel class that will focus on how to use formulas in spreadsheets. Registration is required and space is limited. Stop in the library or call 716-873-2842 to register.

 

 


Tech Know Lab Book a Technology Trainer

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

NEW DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

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 Kenmore Library at 716-873-2842 to sign up for an appointment.

 

Computer Coach

Computer Coach 

Times and availability may vary, inquire with staff for current schedule

Get one on one assistance with our volunteers  to help you with your smartphone or tablet, email, Microsoft Word, using the Internet, scanning and more! Service based on volunteer availability, it is advised that you contact the branch beforehand for the current schedule. Call 716-873-2842 for more information.

 

Notary Public

Notary Public - Wednesdays from 7-8 PM

Beginning December 1st, a volunteer Notary Public will be available at the Kenmore Library from 7:00- 8:00pm every Wednesday. No appointment is necessary and walk-ins are welcome. Call 873-2842 for more information.

 

Kenmore Craft Night

Kenmore Crafting Night for ages 14 and up

Tuesday, July 5 @ 6:30pm

Join us for a fun evening of crafting...in person! Call or stop in the library to create some book art!

Registration required. Please call 716-873-2842 or stop in the library to sign up

 

Kenmore Library Book Club

The Kenmore Library Book Club

Join Mary on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:45 pm for a monthly book discussion. 

email knm@buffalolib.org or call the library at 873-2842 during open hours for information about getting a copy of the book to be discussed.  

 

January 18thThe Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich   

 

February 15thThe Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller   

 

March 15thThe Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman  

 

April 19th The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

 

May 17thIsaac’s Storm by Erik Larson   

 

June 21stTo the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf    

 

July 19th The Midnight Library by Matt Haig   

 

August 16th The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris 

 

September 20thThe Circle by Dave Eggers

 

October 18thDig by A.S. King  

 

November 15thThe Hired Girl by L.A. Schlitz   

 

December 20thAn American Marriage by Tayari Jones   

Knit & Crochet Club

Knit & Crochet Club 

Get together with friends to knit, crochet, or work on your other crafty projects!

Meets every Monday from 12-2 PM.

No registration required. This is not a class, so make sure to bring your own yarn and projects.

Call 716-873-2842 or stop in the library for more information.

 

Kenmore Library News

Kenmore Library News, the premier kid-created newsletter for all things library returns at last!  Click the links below or stop by the library to get your copy.

Issue #23 JAN/FEB 2022

Issue #24 MAR/APR 2022

 

KLN Zine

The KLN Zine- The Kenmore Library News Zine for young adults, with news and reviews and all the hottest pop culture takes.

Issue #12 JAN/FEB 2022

Issue #13 MAR/APR 2022


The Western New York Virtual Book Club on Goodreads.com

Join the Western New York Virtual Book Club!

Talk about books with fellow Western New Yorkers with the WNY Book Club Community on Goodreads!

Based out of the various Library Systems in WNY this book club welcomes all persons.

New selection each month!

Join.Read.Comment.Enjoy!

Connect with us

CONNECT WITH US

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

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

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

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