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

    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 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)

     

     

     

     

    EVENTS

    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 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.

     

    Preschool Story Time

    Preschool Story Time for ages 3-5

    Tuesday Mornings at 10:30 am October 4 through November 15

    Enjoy stories, finger plays, and songs!

    Story time meets Tuesday mornings at 10:30 am from October 4 through November 15.

    For children age 3-5.

    Space is limited to registered participants, so registration is necessary.

    Call 716-873-2842 or stop in the library to register starting September 6.

     

    Family Story Time

    Family Story Time for kids ages 0-5 and their caregivers

    Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm
    October 5- November 16

    (please note: there will not be a session on November the 2nd)

    Crafts! Stories! Songs!
    (caregiver required to stay)

    Please register by calling 716-873-2842 or inquiring at the checkout desk during open hours.

     

    CRAFTERDAY

    Crafterday

    The first Saturday of each month is Crafterday at Kenmore! 

    On Saturday, November 5 we'll be making cue-hoot-hoot yarn owls!

    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.

     

    Lego Club

    At long last!  It's the return of...

    Lego Club (starts October 8)

    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.

     

     

    Books & 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, 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

    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.

     

     

    Manga Drawing Workshop

    Manga Drawing Workshop

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2022 AT 11 AM – 12:30 PM

    Learn how to draw dynamic manga characters with confidence! This fun and fast-paced workshop is presented by award-winning cartoonist and picture book illustrator Tom Paul Fox.

    For ages 9-13. All materials will be provided.

    Registration is required. Call 716-873-2842 or stop in the library to sign up

     






    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.


     

    notary

    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.


    Tech Know Lab Book a Technology Trainer

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

    Friday October 20 10-4

    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
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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.

     

    Computer Coach

    Computer Coach 

     Interested in becoming a computer coach volunteer? Fill out an application and send to knm@buffalolib.org with Computer Coach Volunteer application in the subject line.

    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.


     

     

    How to Read your Tarot Cards

    Intermediate Tarot: Thursday, October 20, 2022 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    For adults ages 17 and up

    Did you attend one of our previous tarot classes? Are you novice who wants to learn a little bit more? Then sign up for our intermediate tarot class!

    You must bring your own deck of cards and registration is required (space is limited). This program is for adults ages 17 and up. Presented by Melissa Bee of TarotAdventure.org. Call the library at (716) 873-2842 to register.

    This program is for entertainment purposes only.

     


    Kenmore Crafting Night

    Kenmore Crafting Night: For ages 14 and up: YARN PUMPKIN GARLAND

    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2022 AT 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM

    Join us for a fun evening of crafting...in person! 

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

     

    New York Spirits

    Cris Johnson presents: New York Spirits (for ages 13 and up)
    Tuesday, October 11, 2022

    Learn about the history of ghosts in New York, aided by strange artifacts, props, and audience participation. Entertainer and educator Cris Johnson discusses the Amityville Horror House, the spiritualist Fox Sisters, the Red Coach Inn, Fort William Henry Museum, and more!
    This show is for ages 13 and up. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 716-873-2842 or stop in the library to register

     

    Bad Art Night

    BAD Art Night! (Registration Full)

    Thursday, October 13, 2022  6:30pm - 8:30pm ages 13 and up

    We're doing it again- BAD ART NIGHT! 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!

    As a special ode to the spooky season, this time we'll have doll parts available for crafting purposes! At the end of the night we'll have a vote for the ugliest creation, so be ready to 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.

     

    an evening  with author & jack the ripper expert...

    Presentation by Jack the Ripper Expert Michael L. Hawley

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2022 AT 6:30 PM – 8 PM

    Come learn shocking new discoveries into the Whitechapel Murder Case with Michael L. Hawley, researcher and author of the books The Ripper's Haunts and Jack the Ripper Suspect Dr. Francis Tumblety. Mr. Hawley was recently interviewed for an episode of History's Greatest Mysteries on Jack the Ripper and is eager to share new information into the case.

    This event is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary.

    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 25thDig by A.S. King  

    (please note this date was changed from the 18th to the 25th for this month)

     

    November 15thThe Hired Girl by L.A. Schlitz   

     

    December 20thAn American Marriage by Tayari Jones   

     

     

    The Checkout

    The Checkout: A REVIEW SOURCE WRITTEN BY LIBRARY PATRONS FOR LIBRARY PATRONS

    Issue #1.

    Issue #2 

     

    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

    Issue #25 SUMMER 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

    Issue #14 Summer 2022

    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.

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    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  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

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

    Agenda

    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 

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

    Agenda  By-Laws Document 

    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