160 Delaware Rd.
Kenmore, NY 14217
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.
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.
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
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Display Case Policy
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Meeting Room Use Policy
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Rules of Conduct
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Procurement Policy
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Investment Policy
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Bulletin Board Policy
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Distribution Policy
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Lost and Found Policy
- Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Policy
- Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Application
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Gift & Donor Recognition Policy
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Petty Cash Policy
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Claim Audit Policy
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Study Room Use Policy
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Open Meetings Policy
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Social Media Policy
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Suspension of Library Privileges Appeals Process
The Kenmore Branch is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.
The Kenmore Library is open! Our weekly hours are:
10 am – 6 pm
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from
10 am – 9 pm
Fridays and Saturdays from
10 am – 5 pm
12 pm - 5 pm
We are closed the following Holidays in 2022 (PDF)
Our address is 160 Delaware Road, Kenmore NY 14217
Our public Wi-Fi service is always available and the signal range extends to our parking lot
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
Hardcover and Young Adult books
Trade Paperbacks and Children's Hardcovers
Pocket Paperbacks and Children's Paperbacks
New books added daily
Credit cards accepted
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 with Joe and Jill
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
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.
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
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, 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.
Registrations can be made by phone during our open hours at 873-2842 or in person at the checkout desk.
Craft & Carry
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
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 & 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.
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
- 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.
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 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! 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 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.
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.
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 - 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.
The Kenmore Library Book Club
January 18th – The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich
February 15th – The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
March 15th – The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
April 19th – The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
May 17th – Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson
June 21st – To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
July 19th – The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
August 16th – The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris
September 20th – The Circle by Dave Eggers
October 18th – Dig by A.S. King
November 15th – The Hired Girl by L.A. Schlitz
December 20th – An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
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, 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.
The KLN Zine- The Kenmore Library News Zine for young adults, with news and reviews and all the hottest pop culture takes.
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Town of Tonawanda Library Board of Trustees
Meeting dates for 2022:
Tuesday, January 25th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library
Tuesday, February 8th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library
**Thursday, March 10th @ 5:30pm at the Kenilworth Library**
Tuesday, April 12th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library
Tuesday, May 24th @ 5:30pm at The Kenilworth Library
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
Board of Trustees
Richard Geer, Chair
Annette Della Posta, Co-Chair
Stanley Pustulka, Treasurer
Kathleen Kanaley, Secretary
Board Meetings, Agendas, Minutes
- January 2021 Minutes
- February 2021 Minutes
- March 2021 Minutes
- April 2021 Minutes (pdf)
- May 2021 Minutes -PDF
- June 2021 Minutes - PDF
- July 2021 Minutes - PDF
- August 2021 Minutes - PDF
- September 2021 Minutes -PDF
- October 2021 Minutes -PDF
- January 2020 Minutes
- February 2020 Minutes
- March 2020 Minutes
- Special Meeting March 30, 2020
- April 2020 Minutes
- May 2020 Minutes
- June 2020 Minutes
- July 2020 Minutes
- August 2020 Minutes
- September 2020 Minutes
- October 2020 Minutes
- November 2020 Minutes
- December 2020 Minutes
- December 2019 Minutes
- November 2019 Minutes
- October 2019 Minutes
- September 2019 Minutes
- August 2019 Minutes
- July 2019 Minutes
- June 2019 Minutes
- May 2019 Minutes
- April 2019 Minutes
- February 2019 Minutes
- January 2019 Minutes
Previous years minutes are kept on file at the Kenmore Branch Library. Please contact the library for more information/