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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 Policy

    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

      The Kenmore Library is open:

      Please note: There was a slight adjustment to our hours of service starting in 2024

      Hours in 2024

      Mondays from 9:30 am - 6 pm, 
      Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:30 am - 8 pm, 
      Fridays and Saturdays from 9:30 am - 5 pm and Sundays* from 12-5 pm 

      *Sunday hours run from January 7 through June 9 2024 with the exceptions of March 31(Easter) and May 26 (Sunday before Memorial Day)


      Our street address is 160 Delaware Road, Kenmore NY 14217

      You can call us at 716-873-2842 during our service 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


      A note about donations of books and media:

      The Kenmore Library asks that if you have a large amount of donations (more than a box worth) that you please drop them off to our Ken-Ton friends of the library group who has a dedicated collection spot across the street at the Kenmore Jr/Sr High School at 155 Delaware Road (Door #8) on Saturdays from 10 am - 12 pm.  This helps keep our library spaces clean and uncluttered, so thank you!  For more information about what material donations are accepted by our friends group please refer to this  information sheet


      EVENTS

      Weekly Drop in Programs

      Stem Toy 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 Wednesdays: Wednesdays from 5-7 pm. Make a personalized button or magnet! All supplies provided and program is for all ages. No registration necessary- drop in anytime between 5-7pm.

      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.


      Hooray for Story Time! 

      Registrations for our Summer 2024 Story Time Programs open on Monday, June 3 at 9:30 am 

      and can be made by phone or in person at the library help desk.

      Preschool Story Time for ages 3-5

      Preschool Story Time for ages 3-5  (Registrations open on June 3)

      Tuesday Mornings at 10:30 July 9 - August 6

      Enjoy stories, finger plays, and songs!

      Story time meets Tuesday mornings at 10:30 am, July 9 - August 6

      For children age 3-5.

      Registration required..

      Call 716-873-2842 or stop in the library to register starting Monday June 3


      Toddler Time for 2 year olds

      Toddler Time for 2-year-olds (Registration begins June 3)

      A special story time just for 2-year-olds and their caregivers!

      Thursday mornings at 10:00 am July 11- August 8

      Registration required starting Monday June 3


      Baby Time for ages 3-23 months

       

      Baby Time for ages 3-23 months & their caregivers :Registrations open on June 3

      Thursday mornings at 11:15 am July 11 - August 8

      Come enjoy songs, books, and lap bounces with your baby! Each child will also get a board book to hold

      Registration required starting Monday June 3


      Monthly Kids programs and special events

      Card Creation Station: June 7-15th

      Our card making station is back!  Make a card for Father's Day or any other occasion.  All materials provided.  Just drop in any time the library is open between June 7th through the 15th.

       


      Battle of the Books Kenmore Library 2024 Team Meetings

      Informational Meeting:  Wednesday, June 26 @ 5 pm

      Regular meetings will be on Wednesday from July 3 through August 28 @ 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 5-8 graders (rising 6-9 graders) where we'll read three books and answer trivia questions about them.  There is also an artistic challenge where team members can create a 2D or video representation of one of the books.

      We'll hold weekly meetings to practice our trivia and talk about the books.  At the end of August, we'll participate in a virtual competition.  Can Kenmore win Battle of the Books for a second year in a row?

      Ca;; 716-873-2842 or stop in the library for more information.  

      crafterday

      Crafterday

      The first Saturday of the month at 10 am is Crafterday at the Kenmore Library!

      On Saturday, June 1 , we'll make a rainbow with yarn and plastic canvas!

      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

      Lego Club 

      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.

      upcoming dates:    
      Saturday, June 8, 2024
      Saturday, July 13, 2024
      Saturday, August 10, 2024
      Saturday, September 14, 2024
      Saturday, October 12, 2024
      Saturday, November 9, 2024
      Saturday, December 14, 2024

       

      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, June 15, 2024

      Saturday, July 20, 2024

      Saturday, August 17, 2024

      Saturday, September 21, 2024

      Saturday, October 19, 2024

      Saturday, November 16, 2024

      Saturday, December 21, 2024

      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.

       

      Free play for ages 2-6

      Free Play at the Kenmore Library (ages 2-6)

      Every 4th Saturday from 11 am - 1 pm. Ages 2-6. Enjoy an open-play experience allowing both you & them to socialize
      Parents & Caregivers required to stay. No registration required.

      Upcoming dates 
      Saturday, May 25, 2024
      Saturday, June 22, 2024
      Saturday, July 27, 2024
      Saturday, August 24, 2024
      Saturday, September 28, 2024
      Saturday, October 26, 2024
      Saturday, November 23, 2024
      Saturday, December 28, 2024


      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.

       

      Programs for Teens and Adults

       

      Weekly Programs


      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.


      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.

      Current Computer Coach Schedule:

       

      Tuesday from 10 - 11:30 am

      Tuesdays from 6-7:30  pm

      Wednesdays from 10 am - 11:30 am

      Thursdays 10 am-12:30 pm

      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

      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.


      Special Events

       

       


      Join us for a month of healthy-living workshops addressing a range of mental health needs!

      Presented by Envision Wellness WNY

      All are welcome! No registration required.

       

      Older Adults and Mental Health

      Friday May 24 3pm-4pm 

      The good news is that we are living longer, and stronger. As we age, we might need support in order to maintain our desired lifestyles. We will provide some tips and tricks to aging well and will provide resources for anyone needing additional support.

       

      Mental Health Panel

      5/31 3pm-4pm No Registration

      This is an opportunity to ask our professional clinicians questions related to mental wellness. We will have a team of counselors, all of whom come to the table with their unique expertise and years of experience. Join us for a dynamic discussion and come prepared to ask any questions you may have.

       


      Paws for Love Therapy Dog Days at the Kenmore Library

      🐾 Join us at the Kenmore Branch Library for a heartwarming visit from the Paws for Love therapy dogs:

      • Saturday, May 25th, from 10 AM - 2 PM

      🐾 These furry companions will be waiting for you upstairs in the library's main area, offering warm paws, gentle nuzzles, and wagging tails to brighten your day.

      🐾 Open to all ages, no prior registration required.

      🐾 Take a breather from your daily routine and join us in celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month in the most heartening way imaginable.

      🐾 Don't miss the chance to connect with these affectionate therapy dogs and experience the positive impact they can have on your well-being. Save the dates, share the news, and get ready for a delightful time!

       


      Bad Art Night 6 : Bogus Board Games

      Thursday, May 23 @ 6PM

      Bad Art Night is back and this time it's for the gamers- BOARD (bored?) gamers that is!
      We have lots of random board game parts to either create a frankenstein-type game of your own or just to use as parts for your bad art creation. It's a whole The Cones of Dunshire vibe (Parks & Rec anyone?), so get your game face on and come make a wonderfully awful work of art!
      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.

       


      Kenmore Crafting Night for ages 14 and up

      Tuesday, June 4 @ 6:30 pm (Registration required)

      Join us for a fun evening of crafting at the library.  Our next project will be art made using applique embellishments. Space and materials are

       limited so registration is required.  

       


      Kenmore Library Plant Swap

      Saturday, June 8th 9:30 - 11:30 am

      Bring your extra plants, seedlings, plant divisions and seeds in disposable/re-useable containers

      (label with name, light requirements and growing conditions)

      and leave with new plant varieties in exchange!

      Drop-off plants anytime the library is open from Wednesday, June 5th to the morning of the swap!

      All participants will be entered in a raffle for a $25 gift card to Mischler's  Floristsorist!

      BOOK CLUB

       


      Kenmore Library Book Club

      The Kenmore Library Book Club

      Join Mary on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm for a monthly book discussion. 

      email knm@buffalolib.org or call the library at 716-873-2842 during open hours for information about getting a copy of the book to be discussed.  

       

      Our 2024 Selections!

      January 16th – A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum

       

      February 20th – Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin

       

      March 19th – The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare

       

      April 16th – Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano

       

      May 21st – I Have Some Questions For You by Rebecca Makkai

       

      June 18th – The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

       

      July 16th – Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby VanPelt

       

      August 20th – The Mystery of Mrs.Christie by Marie Benedict

       

      September 17th – Normal People by Sally Rooney

       

      October 15th – Good Night, Irene by Luis Alberto Urrea

       

      November 19th – The Sun Does Shine: how I found life and freedom on death row by Anthony Ray Hinton

       

      December 17th – The Half Moon by Mary Beth Keane


      Our in-house publications!

       

      The Checkout

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

      Want to submit your own review?  You can now do so with our online submission form.

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      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

      Issue #26 FALL 2022

      Issue #27 SPRING 2023

      Issue #28 SUMMER 2023

      Issue #29  FALL 2023

      Issue #30 WINTER 2023/2024

      Issue #31 SPRING 2024

      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

      Issue #15 FALL 2022

      Issue #16 Spring 2023

      Issue #17 Summer 2023

      Issue #18 Fall 2023

      Issue #19 Spring 2024

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      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 X (formerly known as 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.

      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!

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