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 Conflict of Interest Policy
- 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 Display Case 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 Financial Policy
- 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
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Whistleblower Policy
The Kenmore Branch is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.
The Kenmore Library is open on:
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
Our public Wi-Fi service is always available and the signal range extends to our parking lot
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
- All books $1 each (except children's books are 50¢- $1)
Free admission | credit cards accepted
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 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.
Call 716-873-2842 or stop in the library to register starting September 5th to register starting September 6.
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.
**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
**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.
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 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.
Registrations can be made by phone during our open hours at 873-2842 or in person at the checkout desk.
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.
Saturday September 23, October 28, November 25, December 23
Kenmore Halloween Party
Tuesday, October 24 from 6-8 pm
Come join us for a Halloween Party. Costumes encouraged.
Costume Parade @ 6:15
For all ages, no registration required.
Craft & Carry
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
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.
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.
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.
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 : 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'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: 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.
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.
The Kenmore Library Book Club
January 17th – The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner
February 21st – Verity by Colleen Hoover
March 21st – The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
April 18th – The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
May 16th – Less by Andrew Sean Greer
June 20th – One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle
July 18th – Then You Dance by George William Walker (local author)
August 15th – Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
September 19th – Recursion by Blake Crouch
October 17th – Dopesick: dealers, doctors, and the drug company that addicted America by Beth Macy
November 21st – What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad
December 19th – Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
Our in-house publications!
The Checkout: A REVIEW SOURCE WRITTEN BY LIBRARY PATRONS FOR LIBRARY PATRONS
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 2023:
Tuesday, January 10th @ 5:30 pm at the Kenmore Library
Tuesday, February 14 @ 5:30 pm at the Kenmore Library
Tuesday March 14 @ 5:30 pm at the Kenmore Library
Tuesday, April 11 @ 5:30 pm at the Kenilworth Library
Tuesday, May 9 @ 5:30 pm at the Kenmore Library
Tuesday June 13 @ 5:30 pm at the Kenmore Library
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
Tuesday, September 12th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library
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
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 Kenmore Library
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
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
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- January 2020 Minutes
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- Special Meeting March 30, 2020
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Previous years minutes are kept on file at the Kenmore Branch Library. Please contact the library for more information/