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 on:

    weekly schedule

    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 the Kenmore Library at this time. 

    You CAN donate to The Ken-Ton friends of the Library Group Saturdays from 10-12 across the street at the former Kenmore middle school 155 Delaware Rd Door #8.

    Highlighted Events


    Book Sale

    Kenmore Town of Tonawanda Friends of the Library Book Sale

    Held at 155 Delaware Road Door #8 (Kenmore Middle/ High School)

    Thursday, September 21 3:00-7:00pm

    Friday, September 22 3:00-7:00pm

    Saturday, September 23 9:00am-12:00pm

    List prices:

    • All books $1 each (except children's books are 50¢- $1)

    Free admission | credit cards accepted


    Weekly drop in programs

    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 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.

    Hooray for Story Time! 

    Preschool Story Time

    Preschool Story Time for ages 3-5 (Registration opens Tuesday, September 5th )

    Tuesday Mornings at 10:30 October 3-November 14

    Enjoy stories, finger plays, and songs!

    Story time meets Tuesday mornings at 10:30 am, October 3 through November 14

    For children age 3-5.

    Registration required..

    Call 716-873-2842 or stop in the library to register starting September 5th to register starting September 6.

    Family Story Time

    Family Story Time (Registration opens Tuesday September 5th)

    Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm October 4-November 15 

    Enjoy stories, fingerplays, songs, and crafts! 

    Story time meets Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM from October 4-November 15. For children ages 0-5. A caregiver is required to stay. 

    Space is limited to registered participants, so registration is necessary. Call 716-873-2842 or stop in the library to register. Registration begins Tuesday, September 5 at 10 AM.


    Toddler time for 2's

    **REGISTRATION FULL**Toddler Time for 2-year-olds (Registration begins Tuesday, September 5th)

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

    Thursday mornings at 10:00 am October 5- November 16

    Registration required starting September 5

    Baby Time

    **REGISTRATION FULL**Baby Time for ages 3-23 months & their caregivers

    Thursday mornings at 11:15 am October 5 - November 16

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

    Registration required starting September 5 call or stop in to sign up

    Monthly Kids programs and special events



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

    On Saturday, October 7, we'll make spooky glowing lanterns.

    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:  October 14, November 11th, December 9th



    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.


    Saturday, September 16, 2023
    Saturday, October 21, 2023
    Saturday, November 18, 2023
    Saturday, December 16, 2023

    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 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 September 23, October 28, November 25, December 23


    Halloween Party

    Kenmore Halloween Party

    Tuesday, October 24 from 6-8 pm

    Come join us for a Halloween Party. Costumes encouraged.

    Costume Parade @ 6:15
    Button Making
    Scavenger Hunt
    For all ages, no registration required.


    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.


    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 with Computer Coach Volunteer application in the subject line.

    Current Computer Coach Schedule:


    Tuesdays from 6-8 pm

    Wednesdays from 10 - 11:30 am

    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 - 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

    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 September 15   10-3 pm

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


    Author Talk : How to Emotionally Satisfy a Woman

    How to Emotionally Satisfy a Woman: An Author Talk with Greg Sterlace

    Saturday, September 30 @ 1 pm

    This is a must-read book for every man who wants to satisfy the woman in his life in every way! Come hear author and local legend Greg Sterlace discuss his newest book, How to Emotionally Satisfy a Woman, and be a part of the discussion on this very important topic.

    No registration necessary. Call the Kenmore Library at (716) 873-2842 for more information. 

    Kenmore Crafting Night

    Kenmore Crafting Night : Pom Pom Pumpkins

    Tuesday, October 3 @ 6:30 PM

    Join us for a fun evening of crafting.  Recommended for ages 14 and up.  Registration required.  Contact library staff in person or by phone to register.  Call the Kenmore Library at (716) 873-2842 for more information


    Buffalo Sports

    Buffalo's Sporting Life

    Tuesday, October 10 @ 7 PM

    Are you a diehard Buffalo Sabres fan? Do you keep rooting for the Bills year after year? Are you just getting into all that Buffalo sports has to offer? Whether an aficionado or an amateur, this talk is for you! Presented through the eyes of a 60 +-year-old lifelong Buffalo sports fan, this talk will focus on professional sports in Buffalo through the years, including the history of the Bills, the Bisons, the Braves, the Sabres, and more!

    Presented by Explore Buffalo. No registration necessary.

    Joe Wasik grew up on the East Side of Buffalo and has been a Buffalo area resident for most of his life. After graduating from UB, he went to work for the federal government. He was the director of the US Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards, Buffalo office for more than 25 years prior to his retirement. Being a lifelong Buffalo sports fan, he put together Explore Buffalo's “Sports History” tour and likes to share his ups and downs of being a Buffalo fan with others.


    Using the Libby and Hoopla Apps

    Using the Libby and Hoopla Apps: Presented by the Tech-Know Lab of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

    Friday October 13 10 am - 12:30 pm

    Want to learn how to borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines from the library? In this training you will learn how to use the Libby and Hoopla apps to access digital materials for free from your own phones, tablets, e-readers, or laptops.

    Registration is required. Sign up by stopping in the library or calling us at 716-873-2842.


    Author Event

    Kate Berberich: Writer on the Road to Happily Ever After

    Wednesday October 18 at 7 PM

    Join me on my journey. (There will be cats!)

    Publishing your first novel is a journey. The road has lots of twists and turns, speed bumps, and the occasional detour. Please join me for some “travel tips” from my journey to becoming a published novelist. I’ll share tips on software and craft books, the process of crafting a query, and my experience working with an editor. And on the subject of journeys, I’ll also be talking about my debut novel, Picture Imperfect, and the follow-up, A Perfectly Imperfect Holiday.

    No registration necessary. Call the Kenmore Library at (716) 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 or call the library at 873-2842 during open hours for information about getting a copy of the book to be discussed.  


    January 17thThe Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner   


    February 21stVerity by Colleen Hoover   


    March 21stThe Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner  


    April 18th The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson    


    May 16thLess by Andrew Sean Greer   


    June 20thOne Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle    


    July 18thThen You Dance by George William Walker (local author)    


    August 15th Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid 


    September 19thRecursion by Blake Crouch


    October 17thDopesick: dealers, doctors, and the drug company that addicted America by Beth Macy  


    November 21stWhat Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad


    December 19thCircling the Sun by Paula McLain




    Our in-house publications!


    The Checkout


    Issue #1.

    Issue #2 

    Issue #3

    Issue #4



    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

    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

    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 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!














    Town of Tonawanda Board Info



    Town of Tonawanda Library Board of Trustees

    Meeting dates for 2023:



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

    Agenda  Documents Minutes

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

    Agenda  Minutes

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

    Agenda  Documents   Minutes

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

    Agenda   Minutes

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

    Agenda Minutes 

    Tuesday June 13 @ 5:30 pm at the Kenmore Library

    Agenda  Minutes

    Tuesday July 11 @ 5:30 pm at the Kenilworth Library

    Agenda   There was no meeting in July

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

    Agenda Minutes

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

    Agenda Minutes

    Tuesday, October 10th @ 5:30pm at the Kenilworth Library

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

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



    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