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.

    Kenilworth Branch Policies

    System-Wide Policies

    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  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




    Sensational Story Time

    Sensational Story Time for ages 2-4

    Wednesdays 10:30 am

    June 28th - August 9

    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: 



    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. 

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    Craft & Carry: Free Take Home Crafting Kits


    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

     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, July 7th 1-6 pm (registrations begin on June 7th)

    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
    The Secret History – Donna Tartt

    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!


    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!


    Town of Tonawanda Board Info



    Town of Tonawanda Library Board of Trustees

    Meeting dates for 2023:


    Tuesday, May 9 @ 5:30 pm at the Kenmore Library



    Tuesday, April 11 @ 5:30 pm at the Kenilworth Library



    Tuesday March 14 @ 5:30 pm at the Kenmore Library

    Agenda  Documents   Minutes


    Tuesday, February 14 @ 5:30 pm at the Kenmore Library

    Agenda  Minutes


    Tuesday, January 10th @ 5:30 pm at the Kenmore Library

    Agenda  Documents Minutes


    Meeting dates for 2022:

    Tuesday, January 25th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library

    Agenda  Minutes  Documents 

    Tuesday, February 8th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library

    Agenda    Minutes

    **Thursday, March 10th @ 5:30pm at the Kenilworth Library**

    Agenda   Minutes

    Tuesday, April 12th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library

    Minutes (DRAFT)  Agenda  April 2022 Minutes (final)

    Tuesday, May 24th @ 5:30pm at The Kenilworth Library

    Agenda Minutes Directors Report

    Tuesday, June 14th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library

    Agenda Minutes

    Tuesday, July 12th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore  Library

    Agenda Minutes

    Tuesday, August 9th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library

    There was no board meeting held in August 

    Tuesday, September 13th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library

    Agenda  Minutes

    Tuesday, October 11th @ 5:30pm at the Kenilworth Library


    Tuesday, November 8th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library

    Agenda  Minutes

    Tuesday, December 13th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library

    Agenda  Minutes


    **Please note change in schedule


    Annual Report

    Board of Trustees

    Richard Geer, Chair
    Annette Della Posta, Co-Chair
    Stanley Pustulka, Treasurer 
    Kathleen Kanaley, Secretary 

    Mark Jowett

    Marney Klein

    Thomas Reigstad

    Sharon Sullivan


    Board Meetings, Agendas, Minutes

    2021 Minutes

    2020 Minutes

    2019 Minutes

    Previous years minutes are kept on file at the Kenmore Branch Library.  Please contact the library for more information/






    Long Range Plan