318 Montrose Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14223
Montrose Avenue runs north off Kenmore Avenue, west of Niagara Falls Blvd and east of Parkhurst Blvd.
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)
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.
A Display Case is available for use by nonprofit organizations and groups. ADisplay Case/Exhibit Case Application must be completed.
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.
Kenilworth Branch Policies
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Display Case 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 ToT Distribution Policy
The Kenilworth Branch is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.
TOWN OF TONAWANDA PUBLIC LIBRARY COVID-19 MICRO-CLUSTER PLAN (UPDATED 12/21/2020)
The Kenilworth Library is pleased to announce that starting Tuesday, January 5 will we be modifying our current schedule to include limited open hours in addition to our pick-up/curbside hours.
During the part of the day designated as "open hours" you can come into the building to browse and checkout and use public access computers, and the other portion of the day referred to as "pick-up hours" will be limited to curbside/walkup services only. To place an order for curbside pickup you can call the branch at 834-7657 or use our ONLINE CURBSIDE PICKUP ORDERFORM
In accordance with New York State executive orders 202.17 and 202.34, properly worn masks covering both the the nose and mouth must be worn at all times while inside the library.
No food or drink is to be permitted at anytime, anywhere in the library.
To promote social distancing, certain computers have been placed out of service, and seating will be limited.
Our hours may be subject to change based on updated information regarding our micro-cluster status and the current infection rate.
please refer to TOWN OF TONAWANDA PUBLIC LIBRARY COVID-19 MICRO-CLUSTER PLAN for the Town of Tonawanda Public library's updated COVID micro-cluster plan ,or call the library at 834-7657
All materials should be returned to the outdoor drop box. No donations will be accepted.
Our planned hybrid schedule starting TUESDAY JANUARY 5 will be as follows:
(after Jan 5)
12 pm – 3 pm Pick-Up
3 pm - 7 pm Open Hours
10 am - 2 pm Open Hours
2 pm – 5 pm Pick-Up
12 pm – 3 pm Pick-Up
3 pm - 7 pm Open Hours
10 am - 2 pm Open Hours
2 pm – 5 pm Pick-Up
10 am - 1 pm Pick-Up
1 pm – 5 pm Open Hours
Our online reading program returns with the WINTER READING WONDER! Just like over the Summer it is open to all ages and we’ll even have some COOL prizes! Reading, especially this winter is a great way to explore new places, worlds, and ideas all from the comfort and safety of home.
Runs from Monday, December 7,2020 through Friday, February 26, 2021 . Keep track of your reading online using your ReadSquared account or app.
Click here to register virtually!
Kenmore & Kenilworth's ReadSquared!
or download the app on the Apple App Store or Google Play and search for either Kenmore or Kenilworth
Watch our YouTube video to learn more about the program and how to register! (we made it for the Summer reading program but the same procedure applies!)
Join us live on the Kenmore Facebook Page on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10:30 am for a virtual story time! Jill will have great stories to share and special songs for the kids to sing and participate in . Be sure to comment with your child's name so they can say Hi!
Craft & Carry
Take home crafting kits for kids (recommended for ages 5-10)
ask about available take home crafting kits that we can include in your upcoming curbside order!
The Kenmore Library Virtual Book Club
Join Mary for an online book discussion via Zoom. (login info TBA)
On Tuesday, January 19 at 7 pm
This months selection will be
"#1 Ladies Detective Agency" by Alexander McCall Smith
Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea.
This first novel in Alexander McCall Smith’s widely acclaimed The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series tells the story of the delightfully cunning and enormously engaging Precious Ramotswe, who is drawn to her profession to “help people with problems in their lives.” Immediately upon setting up shop in a small storefront in Gaborone, she is hired to track down a missing husband, uncover a con man, and follow a wayward daughter. But the case that tugs at her heart, and lands her in danger, is a missing eleven-year-old boy, who may have been snatched by witchdoctors.
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency received two Booker Judges’ Special Recommendations and was voted one of the International Books of the Year and the Millennium by the Times Literary Supplement.
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.
Each month we’ll have a fiction and a non-fiction selection
This month, join in the discussion for the following titles:
Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
The White Darkness by David Grann
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 @for 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!
PLEASE NOTE: AS OF NOVEMBER 20, 2020 WE ARE OPERATING CURBSIDE/WALKUP SERVICES ONLY WHILE WE ARE IN A DESIGNATED "ORANGE ZONE" CLUSTER. THE LIBRARY BUILDING IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. PLEASE CALL US AT 837-2842 TO PICK UP OR PLACE REQUEST ITEMS, OR FOR ADDTIONAL INFORMATION.
The Kenilworth Library building opened to the public with limited services and modified hours on Monday, June 22nd, 2020.
- Computer availability will be limited as certain terminals have been put out of service to adhere to social distancing guidelines, calling the library and making an appointment may be recommended
- All returns must go into the book drop. Returned library materials will be quarantined for a minimum of 96 hours (4 days) to ensure the safety of our patrons and staff. Items returned on time will not accrue fines or fees for the time in quarantine.
- Per the Governor’s Executive Order, masks covering the nose and mouth are to be worn at all times when in the library.
- We will not be accepting material donations (books, DVDs, etc.) until further notice.
- Over the desk transactions will include check out, reference, and monetary transactions to pay for fines/fees.
- Using our self checkout terminals is encouraged.
- Fax machine, copier and printing will be available, regular rates apply
- As always, Wi-Fi is available 24/7 for everyone. The network is BECPL2 and the password is librarywifi. (we also have picnic tables on the front lawn that can pick up the signal)
- All in-library programs are canceled. (check out our online programming !)
- Meeting Room use by community groups has been suspended.
- Seating will be limited.
- One on one Tutoring is permissible providing that there is space available and social distancing requirements are met.
- The safety of our staff and patrons is a top priority. Social distancing, facial covering requirements, and other health and safety protocols in accordance with NY Forward have been put in place and will be followed.
Open hours were as follows:
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED
The next Town of Tonawanda Library Board Meeting will be held
Tuesday, February 9th @ 5:30pm at the Kenilworth Branch Library
Board of Trustees
Richard Geer, Chair
Annette Della Posta, Co-Chair
Stanley Pustulka, Treasurer
Kathleen Kanaley, Secretary
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