Kenilworth Branch

Kenilworth Branch

318 Montrose Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14223
United States

Fax: 716-834-4695
Mary Muscarella, Director

Montrose Avenue runs north off Kenmore Avenue, west of Niagara Falls Blvd and east of Parkhurst Blvd.

Wheelchair accessible.

Parking lot available. 

Kenilworth has 20 Public Access Computers, two of which have scanners.

(2 Children PCs, 9 Adult PCs  7 Laptops and 2 OPACs).

Networked printing (10 cents per page for black & white, 25 cents per page for color),

Microsoft Office applications, Internet access, seating area with outlet for powering personal laptop. Free WiFi available.

 After hours book return available in parking lot.

Self Service Public Fax Machine available, 1.75 1st page, 1.00 each additional page using prepaid cards or credit/debit cards

Black and White Copier .15 per copy for 8 1/2  X 11 (letter size), .30 per copy 8 1/2 X 14 (legal size)

"What can I do at a Public Access Computer?"

A Community Room with the capacity of 30 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

A Display Case is available for  use by nonprofit organizations and groups.  ADisplay Case/Exhibit Case Application must be completed.

Town of Tonawanda Public Library Display Case-Exhibit Space Rules of Use

What's Special About the Kenilworth Library

Located on an area of land that was once part of the Kenilworth Park Race track in the early 1900’s, Montrose Avenue runs north off Kenmore Avenue, west of Niagara Falls Blvd and east of Parkhurst Blvd

Proof that good things can come in small packages, the library houses a wide array of books, magazines,   DVDs, Blu-Rays, Audiobooks and CD’s for all ages and  interests.

The Kenilworth Branch is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.

Kenilworth Branch

Kenilworth Library closed until further notice

Both the Kenmore and Kenilworth Branch Libraries will be closed until further notice. All library materials currently checked out to patrons will have their due dates extended to April 30th. We will update if there are any further changes.

Virtual Book Club April 16 at 7 pm


Join Mary for a special virtual edition of her monthly book club!
We've scheduled a Zoom meeting to discuss "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley

Open to ANYONE interested! Send send an email to for an invite and the discussion questions!

Virtual Story Time with Miss Nicole live on Facebook Tue & Thu at 10:30 am

Stay connected with your neighborhood library even as the building is closed!

Join us live on the Kenmore Facebook Page on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10:30 am for a virtual story time! Miss Nicole from the Kenmore Library will sing a few songs, and read a few stories. Be sure to comment with your child's name so she can say Hi!

Seeking submissions for the Kenmore Library News Stuck at Home edtion

For kids in grades K-12

We're looking for reviews, artwork, stories, tips on things to do at home, puzzles, jokes, anything creative!

Deadline for submissions is April 8

send to

(use subject heading "Kenmore Library News"

or share with our Google Drive at

All onsite programs are currently on hiatus






The second Wednesday of each month.  Recommended for ages 5-12.

This reading program for children ages 5 and up 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.   Registration is required for this program and can be made in person or by phone starting a month before the scheduled date.  Presented in partnership with Paws for Love - a program of the SPCA serving Erie County. 

Upcoming Dates:  May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9

Lego League


Fourth Friday of the Month at 6 pm. Recommended for ages 6-12

Participate in Lego challenges or build your own masterpieces to be displayed in the library using our collection of bricks

Registration recommended, to register call 834-7657 during our open hours or in person at the returns desk.

Upcoming dates:  May 22, June 26, July 24, August 28, September 25, October 23, November 27, No December date (Closed for Christmas Day Holiday) 

Make Button every Wednesday from 5-7 pm


Every Wednesday from 5 - 7 pm.*cancelled until further notice* 

Come to the library to make your own buttons! Find a favorite picture, photo, or make an original design and have it pressed into a 1.25 inch button.  Fashionable, Fun and Fabulous!  Open to all ages and no registration is required.  There is a limit of 3 buttons per person

Library Book Discussion Series 2020


The first Wednesday of each month from 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Join us as Amy, the librarian emeritus for the Kenilworth Library, leads the discussion on the following titles on the first Wednesday of the month from 2:00 - 3:30 pm.  Read great books and make new friends!  New members are always welcome!

All titles have multiple copies available to borrow from the library, so stop in or call the library for more information or to request a copy of the selected titles.

(unless otherwise stated, regular hold fees  and loan periods apply)



for reminders and updates

Kenilworth Library Book Discussion Titles & dates  for 2020

Jan 8 : Homegoing - Yagg Gyasi

Feb 5: The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead

Mar 4: Radium Girls - Kate Moore

Apr 1 : Normal People - Sally Rooney

May 6: The Farm- Joanne Ramos

Jun 3: Warlight - Michael Ondaatje

Jul 1: The Guest Book - Sarah Blake

Aug 5: Before We Were Yours - Lisa Wingate

Sep 2: The House on Mango Street - Sandra Cisneros

Oct 7: The Silent Patient- Alex Michaelides

Nov 4: A Woman is No Man - Etaf Rum

Dec 2: The Dutch House- Ann Patchett



Computer Coach Hours Fridays from 12 - 1 pm


Fridays from 12 pm - 1 pm *CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE*

Get one on one help with our volunteer with navigating the web and Microsoft Office programs, or using your Android phone or tablet.

 No appointment needed. Service provided based on volunteer availability, it may be advisable to call beforehand. Call 834-7657 for more information

Complete this Mobile Safety-Net Team community survey at and share what needs, challenges, and barriers you or your community face. Your input is important!"

Hey Ken-Ton residents! Complete this Mobile Safety-Net Team community survey at and share what needs, challenges, and barriers you or your community face. Your input is important!"

Connect with us on social media

Join us on facebook at @KenilworthLibrary for news,updates, and reminders about everything happening at the Kenilworth Library, as well as other events happening in the Buffalo & Erie County Library System and the Town of Tonawanda.  

Our  Twitter  handle is @KenilworthLibfor updates on any library changes as well as to promote our programs.

Need some reading inspiration?  Our 90+  Pinterest Boards have thousands of suggestions for books available to request from the Buffalo & Erie County Library System which you can have sent to  Kenilworth for pickup (a .25 convenience  fee applies for each item).  Check out our 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.

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

Annual Report



Board of Trustees

Richard Geer, Chair
Annette Della Posta, Co-Chair
Stanley Pustulka, Treasurer 
Kathleen Kanaley, Secretary 
Sheila Ginnane  
Nicole Pauly-Rejewski

Board Meetings, Agendas, Minutes

The Town of Tonawanda Public Library Board will hold a
Regular Meeting on

Thursday,March 12 at 7:00 PM
at the Kenmore Branch Library

160 Delaware Rd
Kenmore, NY 14217

2020 Minutes

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2018 Minutes

2017 Minutes

2016 Minutes

2015 Minutes

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2012 Minutes


Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Policy.




Strategic Plan