The Kenmore Library is open on:
Mondays from 10 am – 6 pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 am – 9 pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am – 5 pm and Sundays from 12 - 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 the Kenmore Library at this time.
You CAN donate to The Ken-Ton friends of the Library Group Saturdays from 10-12 across the street at the former Kenmore middle school 155 Delaware Rd Door #8.
Friends of the Library Book Sale! (at the Kenmore Middle School)
Come support the Kenmore and Kenilworth Libraries by coming to our Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale!
Dates/times of sale:
Thursday, June 22nd from 3-7pm
Friday, June 23rd from 3-7pm
Saturday, June 24th from 9am-1pm
155 Delaware Road (Former Kenmore Middle School, Door #8)
All books $1 each (except children's books are 25-50¢)
Free admission | credit cards accepted
Weekly Drop in Programs
Stem Toy 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.
Card Creation Station
Saturday June 10 - Saturday June 17
Our card-making station is back! Stop by the Kenmore Library to make a Father's Day card for someone you love! All supplies provided.
Hooray for Story Time!
Preschool Story Time for ages 3-5 (registrations open Monday June 12)
Tuesday Mornings at 10:30 July 11-August 8
Enjoy stories, finger plays, and songs!
Story time meets Tuesday mornings at 10:30 am, July 11 through August 8
For children age 3-5.
Call 716-873-2842 or stop in the library to register starting June 12 to register starting September 6.
Outdoor Story Times
Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm July 12 - August 9 (weather permitting)
on the lawn across the street from the library.
No registration required
Toddler Time for 2-year-olds (registrations open June 12)
A special story time just for 2-year-olds and their caregivers!
Thursday mornings at 10:00 am July 13- August 10
Registration required starting June 12
Baby Time for ages 3-23 months & their caregivers (registrations open June 12)
Thursday mornings at 11:15 am July 13 - August 10
Come enjoy songs, books, and lap bounces with your baby! Each child will also get a board book to hold
Registration required starting June 12 call or stop in to sign up
Monthly Kids programs and special events
The first Saturday of the month at 10 am is Crafterday at the Kenmore Library!
On Saturday, July 1 we'll make a Paper Tube Octopus!
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.
Held the 2nd Saturday of the month from 11 am - 12 pm
Complete in our monthly challenges, or just enjoy some free building time.
No registration required. Recommended for ages 6-12.
upcoming dates: June 10th , July 8th, August 12th, September 9th, October 14, November 11th, December 9th
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.
Saturday, June 17, 2023
Saturday, July 15, 2023
Saturday, August 19, 2023
Saturday, September 16, 2023
Saturday, October 21, 2023
Saturday, November 18, 2023
Saturday, December 16, 2023
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 873-2842 or in person at the checkout desk.
Free Play at the Kenmore Library (ages 2-6)
Every 4th Saturday from 11 am - 1 pm. Ages 2-6. Enjoy an open-play experience allowing both you & them to socialize
Parents & Caregivers required to stay. No registration required.
Saturday June 24, July 22, August 26, September 23, October 28, November 25, December 23
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
Can't make it to (or wait for) our next 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.
Programs for Teens and Adults
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.
Notary Public - Wednesdays from 6-7 PM
Starting in September of 2022 our Notary Public volunteer will be available from 6-7 pm on Wednesdays. No appointment is necessary and walk-ins are welcome. Call 716-873-2842 for more information.
Dungeons & Dragons Summer Library Adventures for ages 13-19
Mondays June 5-August 28
Welcome Adventurers new and old to the Kenmore Library's second
Summer Dungeons & Dragons sessions!
Meetings every Monday from June 5th- August 28th, 3:30-5:30pm in June and 3:00-5:30pm 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
Learn About Container Gardening -Wednesday, June 7 @ 6:30 PM
Container gardens are a wonderful opportunity for creative expression in small spaces and gardeners of all levels can enjoy the convenience of growing plants in places that might be thought of as impossible or unthinkable.
Come to this seminar presented by a master gardener from the Cornell Cooperative Extension and learn tips on the best plants, containers, and conditions to start your own container garden.
***Please note: this is an informational seminar, not a hands-on gardening class***
Registration required. Call the library at (716) 873-2842 or stop in to register.
Kenmore Library Plant Swap - Saturday June 10 10 am - 12 pm
Bring your extra vegetable plants, flower seedlings, plant divisions, and seeds in disposable/reusable containers (please label each with the name of the plant, light requirements, and growing conditions) and leave with new plant varieties in exchange!
Plants and seedlings can be dropped off early anytime the library is open from Wednesday, June 7th until until the morning of the swap. We are also looking for seed donations to start a free seed exchange at the library
All contributors will be entered into a raffle for a $25 gift card to Mischler's Florist & Greenhouse!
No registration required. Rain or shine!
Bad Art Night 4: Vile Vinyl Edition THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
We can't, we won't, and we don't stop, we're back with another installment of Bad Art 4 U! We're looking for teens and adults who want to play around with kid's crafting supplies and make truly terrible art! Get elbow-deep in glitter and glue and let all your cares float away as you create something so ugly you won't even know if you'll want to bring it home!
This session's special treat- we're going to make horrible and boring vinyl record album art even worse (or better, depending on how you look at it). Or you can just use some of our other weird supplies to make something completely original- the crafting world is your (blue) oyster (cult)!
This program is for people 13-100 years old. Sense of humor required (registration required too- space is limited). Call the library at (716) 873-2842 to register
Traveling Museum of Memento Mori Tuesday, July 11, 2023 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Experience the Traveling Museum of Memento Mori, where grief and love transcend time. Learn about the Victorians' "Art of Grieving" that shaped the 19th Century from local author, Amanda R. Woomer, before you explore nearly 100 artifacts from the Victorian mourning era, including jewelry made of human hair, post-mortem photos, ephemera, fashion, coffin plates, a "murder bottle," a death mask, and more.
Registration is required. Please call the Kenmore Library at (716) 873-2842 to register. This event is recommended for ages 12 and up.
***Please note this subject matter may be sensitive to some, discretion is advised.***
Copies of Amanda's book The Art of Grieving: The Beauty Behind Victorian Mourning Customs will be available for purchase.
Book a Technology Trainer: Presented by the Tech Know Lab of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
Friday June 30th 10-3 pm
Friday July 21st 10-3 pm
Sign up for a 45 minute one on one training session
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.
Interested in becoming a computer coach volunteer? Fill out an application and send to email@example.com with Computer Coach Volunteer application in the subject line.
Current Computer Coach Schedule:
Mondays 10-11:30 am
Tuesdays from 6-8 pm
Wednesdays from 10 - 11:30 am
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.
Kenmore Crafting Night - Tuesday June 6 at 6:30 pm
For ages 14 and up.
Join us for a fun evening of crafting...in person! In June join us and make etched glasses.
Registration required. Please call 716-873-2842 or stop in the library to sign up
The Kenmore Library Book Club
Join Mary on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:45 pm for a monthly book discussion.
email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the library at 873-2842 during open hours for information about getting a copy of the book to be discussed.
January 17th – The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner
February 21st – Verity by Colleen Hoover
March 21st – The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
April 18th – The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
May 16th – Less by Andrew Sean Greer
June 20th – One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle
July 18th – Then You Dance by George William Walker (local author)
August 15th – Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
September 19th – Recursion by Blake Crouch
October 17th – Dopesick: dealers, doctors, and the drug company that addicted America by Beth Macy
November 21st – What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad
December 19th – Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
Our in-house publications!
The Checkout: A REVIEW SOURCE WRITTEN BY LIBRARY PATRONS FOR LIBRARY PATRONS
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.
The KLN Zine- The Kenmore Library News Zine for young adults, with news and reviews and all the hottest pop culture takes.
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