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.

A Community Room with the capacity of 47 is available for Library Programs and may be used by nonprofit organizations and groups.  A Meeting Room Application must be completed.

Town of Tonawanda Public Library Meeting Room Policy

Study Room with the capacity of 2 is available.  A reservation is required.

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.

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 (PDF)

PLEASE NOTE:

The Kenmore Branch Library requires ALL visitors to be masked regardless of vaccination status

(effective from 7/31/2021 until further notice) 

Thank You for your cooperation!

 

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

 


 

EVENTS

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.

Spooky Diorama Contest

Spooky Diorama Contest!

Do a traditional diorama the size of a shoe box or decorate a pumpkin!

Sign ups are open as of October 1

Some guidelines:

No Carving

No Food

Content must be library friendly, no gore or violent imagery.

10/21-10/23 Drop off display

10/25-10/31 Vote!

11/1 Collect display!

Registration Required

Call 716-873-2842 or register in person

 

CRAFTERDAY

Crafterday

The first Saturday of each month is Crafterday at Kenmore! 

This month we're making a turkey wreath!

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.

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.

Computer Coach

Computer Coach 

Tuesdays 5:00- 7:00pm 

Wednesdays 10:00- 11:30am 

Thursdays 4:00- 6:00pm 

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! No appointment needed. Service available based on volunteer availability. 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. 

September 21: There There by Tommy Orange

October 19 : Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig

November 16: A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

December 21 - Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

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.  

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.

 

Haven House Collection Drive

 

Haven House Toyland Donations Drive (Runs November 1- December 2)

The Kenmore Library will be collecting for Haven House Monday November 1 through Thursday, December 2nd 2021.

Please note that Haven House can only accept new and unwrapped items, and will not accept toy guns, toys depicting war, or violent toys of any kind.

 

Types of items we are collecting:

 

BABIES

Baby Toys
Bottles/Plates/Bowls
Teething Rings
Pacifiers
Bounce Chairs/Saucers
Play Mats
Diapers (Sizes 5 & 6)
Wipes*
Pull-ups*
New Clothing/Onesies

 

CHILDREN

Activity Sets
Ride-on Toys
Educational/ Learning Toys
Cars & Trucks
Dolls (ethnically diverse is appreciated!)

 

CHILDREN'S PROGRAM

Gift Cards*
Passes for Outings (movies, museums, zoo, etc)
Gaming Consoles/Games
Children’s Movies
Art Supplies

 

TEENS

Gift Cards** (Ulta, Reebok, Forever 21, Dicks Sporting Goods)
Books/Journals
Cell Phone Gadgets
Headphones/Wireless Earbuds
Makeup
Gaming Systems
Clothing/Loungewear/Sportswear
Jewelry
Pajamas
Slippers/Shoes
Basketballs/Footballs

 

**Gift cards should be mailed to the Haven House PO Box:

Haven House
Attn: Lauren Gorlick
PO Box 451
Buffalo, NY 14205

SHELTER NEEDS

 (items marked with a * are needed on a day to day basis)

Visa and Amazon Gift Cards*
Deodorant
Body Lotion
Underwear*
Socks
Slippers*
Body Wash*
Soap (Dove)
Hand Soap
Hand Sanitizer
Twin-sized Bedding*
Pillows*
Pillow Cases*
Towels*
Washcloths
Shower Curtain Liners
Batteries
Laundry Detergent*

BIG GIFT OPPORTUNITIES
New household electronics including microwaves, toasters, coffee makers and personal blenders
New housewares such as plate sets, silverware, glasses, pots and pans

ADULTS

Clothing—all sizes, larger sizes appreciated
Loungewear—large sizes
Pajamas/Slippers
Underwear/Socks/Bras
Women’s Underwear*
Black Stockings*
Jewelry
Purses/wallets
Makeup
Hair Care (Pink Oil Sheen, BB Super Grow, Pink Lotion)


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.

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

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