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Kenilworth Branch

Kenilworth Branch
    Library Info

    318 Montrose Avenue
    Buffalo, NY 14223
    United States

    Fax: 716-834-4695
    Mary Muscarella, Director

    Montrose Avenue runs north off Kenmore Avenue, west of Niagara Falls Blvd and east of Parkhurst Blvd.

    Wheelchair accessible.

    Parking lot available. 

    Kenilworth has 20 Public Access Computers, two of which have scanners.

    (2 Children PCs, 9 Adult PCs  7 Laptops and 2 OPACs).

    Networked printing (10 cents per page for black & white, 25 cents per page for color),

    Microsoft Office applications, Internet access, seating area with outlet for powering personal laptop. Free WiFi available.

     After hours book return available in parking lot.

    Self Service Public Fax Machine available, 1.75 1st page, 1.00 each additional page using prepaid cards or credit/debit cards

    Black and White Copier .15 per copy for 8 1/2  X 11 (letter size), .30 per copy 8 1/2 X 14 (legal size)

    "What can I do at a Public Access Computer?"

    A Community Room with the capacity of 30 is available for Library Programs and may be used by nonprofit organizations and groups.  A Meeting Room Application must be completed.

    Town of Tonawanda Public Library Meeting Room Policy

    A Display Case is available for  use by nonprofit organizations and groups.  A Display Case/Exhibit Case Application must be completed.

    Town of Tonawanda Public Library Display Case-Exhibit Space Rules of Use

    What's Special About the Kenilworth Library

    Located on an area of land that was once part of the Kenilworth Park Race track in the early 1900’s, Montrose Avenue runs north off Kenmore Avenue, west of Niagara Falls Blvd and east of Parkhurst Blvd

    Proof that good things can come in small packages, the library houses a wide array of books, magazines,   DVDs, Blu-Rays, Audiobooks and CD’s for all ages and  interests.

    • 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

      Bicycle Rodeo & Repair Clinic Presented by GObike Buffalo

      Friday, June 21 4-7 PM

      Get your ride ready for summer by stopping by the Kenilworth Library for our Bicycle Rodeo and Repair Clinic!  Presented by GObike Buffalo ( this event will feature safety checks, helmet fittings, traffic signal training, and bike games geared to children ages 8-12 as well as a repair clinic open to all ages.  Please note that the repair clinic is limited to one bicycle per participant and is first come first served.  Call the library at 716-834-7657 during our hours of operation for more information.

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



       Card Creation Station: May 3-10

      We'll have supplies out in the children's area to make a card for Mother's Day or any occassion!

      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, May 15

      Wednesday, June 19

      Wednesday, July 17

      Wednesday, August 21

      Wednesday, September 18

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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

      Tuesday May 21: appointments available 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

      August 7

      Still Life - Sarah Winman

      September 4

      West with Giraffes - Linda Rutledge

      October 2

      Crying in H Mart - Michelle Zauner

      November 6

      No Two Persons - Erica Bauermeister

      December 4

      Black Cake - Charmaine Wilkerson

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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!