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.  ADisplay 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.

The Kenilworth Branch is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.

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)

PLEASE NOTE

EVERYONE ENTERING THE LIBRARY MUST WEAR A MASK AT ALL TIMES REGARDLESS OF THEIR VACCINATION STATUS

AS OF 7/31/2021 AND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

 

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

 

 


EVENTS:

The Halloween Happening

The Ha-Lawn-Ween Happenin'

Friday October 29th 5-6 pm

Join us for some Halloween fun on our front lawn!

Geared for kids ages 4-12 and their families

We'll have lawn games, a sack race, spooky crafts, magic potions and a howl and moan showcase.  The festivities conclude with a costume parade and some Halloween treats!

Registration is recommended.  

This event will be held outdoors, so please dress for the weather.  Masks required.

Online Story Time on Facebook

ONLINE STORY TIME WITH JOE AND JILL 

Join us every Tuesday & Thursday on our Facebook  page for Story Time!

Get in your cozies and join Joe on Tuesdays at 7 pm for a special bedtime story, and laugh and sing with Jill Thursday mornings at 10:30 am.

 

Books and Barks

Books and Barks featuring Paws for Love

Do you like dogs? They like you!

This reading program for kids ages 5 - 12 is a unique opportunity to use reading skills in a relaxed and fun environment.

Sign up for your personal time slot to read with trained therapy dog.

Each time slot is 15 minutes. Call the Kenilworth Library at 716-834-7657 to sign up.

Presented by Paws for Love - a program of the SPCA Serving Erie County.

Available dates:

Wednesday October 20th between 4-5:30 pm

Wednesday November 17th between 4-5:30 pm

Wednesday December 15th between 4-5:30 pm

 


Craft & Carry: Free Take Home Crafting Kits

CRAFT AND CARRY

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.

KENILWORTH LIBRARY BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES 2021

KENILWORTH LIBRARY BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES 2021

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.

2021 Line up:

Wednesday October 6 at 2 pm

"The Farm" by Joanne Ramos

Register for this discussion below

https://buffalolib.libcal.com/event/8125775

Nestled in New York’s Hudson Valley is a luxury retreat boasting every amenity: organic meals, personal fitness trainers, daily massages—and all of it for free. In fact, you’re paid big money to stay here—more than you’ve ever dreamed of. The catch? For nine months, you cannot leave the grounds, your movements are monitored, and you are cut off from your former life while you dedicate yourself to the task of producing the perfect baby. For someone else.

Jane, an immigrant from the Philippines, is in desperate search of a better future when she commits to being a “Host” at Golden Oaks—or the Farm, as residents call it. But now pregnant, fragile, consumed with worry for her family, Jane is determined to reconnect with her life outside. Yet she cannot leave the Farm or she will lose the life-changing fee she’ll receive on the delivery of her child.

Gripping, provocative, heartbreaking, The Farm pushes to the extremes our thinking on motherhood, money, and merit and raises crucial questions about the trade-offs women will make to fortify their futures and the futures of those they love.


 

Wednesday, November 5 at 2 pm

"Warlight "by Michael Ondaatje

Register for this discussion below

https://buffalolib.libcal.com/event/8126030

In a narrative as beguiling and mysterious as memory itself--shadowed and luminous at once--we read the story of fourteen-year-old Nathaniel, and his older sister, Rachel. In 1945, just after World War II, they stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and they grow both more convinced and less concerned as they come to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women joined by a shared history of unspecified service during the war, all of whom seem, in some way, determined now to protect, and educate (in rather unusual ways) Rachel and Nathaniel. But are they really what and who they claim to be? And what does it mean when the siblings' mother returns after months of silence without their father, explaining nothing, excusing nothing? A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all that he didn't know and understand in that time, and it is this journey--through facts, recollection, and imagination--that he narrates in this masterwork from one of the great writers of our time.


 

Wednesday December 1 at  2 pm

"Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate

Register for this discussion below

https://buffalolib.libcal.com/event/8126039

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth. At the mercy of the facility’s cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty.

Aiken, South Carolina, present day. Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, a handsome fiancé, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when Avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis, a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey through her family’s long-hidden history, on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation or to redemption.

Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals - in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country - Lisa Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong.

 


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!

FIND THE WNY BOOK CLUB ON GOODREADS

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

Each month we’ll have a fiction, non-fiction selection, and a kids book selection

Join.Read.Comment.Enjoy!

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.

Donations:

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

Connect with us!

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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Proceeds benefit the Town of Tonawanda Public Library -- Kenilworth and Kenmore Branches.

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