Kenmore Branch

Kenmore Branch
    Library Info

    160 Delaware Rd.
    Kenmore, NY 14217
    United States

    Fax: 716-873-8416
    Mary Muscarella, Director

    Located at the corner of Chapel and Delaware Road, one mile south of Sheridan Drive. Wheelchair accessible. Parking lot available. 

    Public access computers: 42 public access computers (3 Children's PCs, 2 Young Adult PCs, 29 Adult PCs, 6 Laptops and 2 OPACs), networked (printing 10 cents per page for black & white, 25 cents per page for color), Microsoft Office applications, Internet access.  Free WiFi available. "What can I do at a Public Access Computer?"

    An Optalec ClearView Video Magnifier is available in the library's magazine area on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    There are two meeting rooms at the Kenmore Library available for library programs and use by nonprofit organizations and groups. The larger room has a capacity of 47 people and the smaller room has a capacity of 25 people. Meeting rooms will be assigned for use based on availability and room capacity. A meeting room application must be completed.

    Town of Tonawanda Public Library Meeting Room Application

    The Kenmore Library has three Study Rooms available on a first come, first served basis. Two of the study rooms can accommodate up to 5 people, and the small study room can accommodate up to 2 people.

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

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

    Copy Machine - Black and White copies are 15 cents each.

    Self Service Fax Machine -Faxes cost $1.75 for the first page and an additional $1 per page. You can use your credit or debit card or purchase a fax card at the circulation desk.

    Kenmore Branch Policies

    System-Wide Policies

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

    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

    Sundays

    12 pm - 5 pm


    We are closed  the following Holidays in 2022 (PDF)

     

     

    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)

    Ken-Ton friends of the Library Book Sale

    Friends of the Library Book Sale! 

    Takes place at 155 Delaware Road (Door #8) - Formerly the Kenmore Middle School

    Friday, June 3, from 3-7 pm

    Saturday ,June 4 from 9 am - 1 pm

    List Prices

    Hardcover and Young Adult books
    $1 each

    Trade Paperbacks and Children's Hardcovers
    .50 each

    Pocket Paperbacks and Children's Paperbacks
    .25 each

     

    Event Details

    New books added daily
    Free admission
    Credit cards accepted

    EVENTS


    Preschool Story Time

    Preschool Story Time for ages 3-5 : Please call to register

    For children ages 3-5.  Enjoy stories, fingerplays, and more. 

    Choose Tuesday mornings at 10:15 from April 5-May 17 OR Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm from April 6- May 18. Space is limited to registered participants, so registration is necessary. Call 716-873-2842 or stop in the library to register.

     


    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.

     


    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 Sunday: Sundays from 12-5 pm.  Don't know what to do on a Sunday? 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, May 7th we'll be decorating flower pots and planting some seeds.

    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, May 21, 2022
    Saturday, June 18, 2022
    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.

    Battle of the Books Informational Meeting

    Battle of the Books Informational Meeting

    Thursday, June 2 at 5 pm

    Do you like to read? Do you love trivia and competition? Are you in grades 5-8?

    TRY BATTLE OF THE BOOKS!

    Battle of the books is a county-wide book trivia competition for current 5th-8th graders (rising 6th-9th graders) where we'll read four books and answer trivia questions about them! There's also an artistic challenge where team members can create a 2D representation of one of the books.

    We'll hold weekly meetings to practice our trivia and talk about the books. At the end of July, we'll participate in a virtual competition. Is this the year that a Kenmore team wins?

    Call 716-873-2842 or stop in the library for more information. Regular meetings will run from June 9-July 21

     

    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. 

     


    Tech Know Lab Book a Technology Trainer

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

    Appointments for one on one technology assistance available on Tuesday, May 31 on the hour between 2 pm and 4 pm and 6 pm and 7 pm

    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
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    • Microsoft Office Basics (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.),
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    • Organizing Computer Files/Folders,
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    • Simple Digital Editing Online (audio & photos),
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    • Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), Using Google, Windows Basics

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

     

    Bad Art Night

    BAD Art Night! Thursday, May 26 @ 7 pm

    Are you a frustrated parent who wants to bond with your sullen teen? Are you a teen who'd like to avoid homework by making an ugly craft? Do you have a significant other you'd like to annoy with a weird activity? Are you an adult who just wants to get their hands on some glitter and pom poms? Well, have we got the event for you!

    BAD ART NIGHT!

    We're going to use kid's crafting supplies to make terrible art! A vote will be held at the end to see who made the ugliest creation. Finally- you can be a winner by being the WORST!

    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.

    The Checkout

    The Checkout Introductory Meeting

    Tuesday, June 6 7-8:30 pm

    Are you an avid reader?

    Do you like recommending books & movies?

    Do you enjoy writing?

    Do you LOVE the library?

    Then come to the first meeting for The Checkout, a review source publication written by library patrons. This is our initial meeting, so we're looking to see if there are enough people interested in order to create our literary publication, which would consist of reviews of books, movies, audiobooks, and events that are literary in nature and locally available. Meetings would be monthly on the 1st Thursday, with email correspondence in between.

    Registration is encouraged but not necessary. Call the library at (716) 873-2842 for more information.

    plant swap

    Plant Swap! Saturday, June 4, 2022 10:30am - 12:30pm

    Come to the Kenmore Library and participate in our Plant Swap!

    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 1st until Friday, June 3rd or you can bring them on the day of the swap.

    All contributors will be entered into a raffle for a $25 gift card to Mischler's Florist & Greenhouse!

    No registration required. Rain or shine!

     

    Kenmore Crafting Night

    Kenmore Crafting Night for ages 14 and up

    Tuesday, June 7 @ 6:30pm

    Join us for a fun evening of crafting...in person!  Call or stop in the library to register to decorate some flower pots!

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

    Local Author

    FRED Buffalo Building of Dreams with Frances R. Schmidt

    Wednesday, June 15 7-8:30 pm

    Come to a special presentation from local author Frances R. Schmidt on her book, FRED Buffalo Building of Dreams, an historical novel about a 120-year-old apartment building on the West Side of Buffalo. All are welcome and no registration required. Books will be available for purchase.

     

    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 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.

    When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library

    Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/16-1070893 and support us every time you shop.

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

    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 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

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

    Agenda

     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    **Please note change in schedule


     

    Annual Report


    Board of Trustees

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

    Mark Jowett

    Marney Klein


    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/


    Bylaws

     

     


    Budget

     


    Long Range Plan