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 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 Kenilworth Branch is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.
The Kenilworth Library is open! Our weekly hours are:
Mondays & Fridays from
12 pm -8 pm
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from
10 am – 6 pm
We are closed on Saturdays, Sundays and the following holidays(pdf)
Our address is 318 Montrose Ave, Buffalo NY 14223
You can call us at 716-834-7657 during our open hours
Our public Wi-Fi service is always available and the signal range extends to our parking lot and our front lawn.
The network ID is BECPL2
The password is librarywifi
Oceans of Possibilities:
The Town of Tonawanda Online Summer Reading Challenge for all ages
July 1 - August 28
The Town of Tonawanda Public Libraries summer reading program returns!
Runs from July 1st through August 28th and is open to all ages!
If this is your first time participating, signing up is easy, just go to
to register 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 2020 reading program but the same procedure applies!)
If you are already signed up from one of our previous reading programs, you will not need to register again!
Sensational Story Time! Thursdays at 10:30 am July 7 – August 4
Stories, songs, games and simple crafts for kids ages 3 -6 with parent or caregiver.
Maybe a dance or two!
Program runs around 45 minutes. Register or just drop in – it all works.
Friday Fun Series
Special events Fridays at 2 pm July 8 - August 5
Shark Day: Friday July 8th at 2 pm
It’s everything shark today with games, puzzles, movie and take home project. Find out more about how sharks live and who they eat. Ages 6 and up. No registration required.
Tie Dye Party: Friday July 15th at 2 pm - Registration required
Bring your own plain, white, previously washed t shirt. All other supplies provided. Space is limited, registration required. 90 minutes.
Mysterious Deep Sea: Friday, July 22 at 2 pm - Registration required
Find out how the angler fish lives as you build a basic circuit. This program is for ages 10 through teen. Please register.
Dog Costume Contest: Friday, July 29 at 2 pm (this is an outdoor event)
Show us your dog’s style! All ages
Pirate Panic: Friday, August 5 at 2 pm
Set sail for pirate fun. Grab your parrot and find the treasure. Then captain your ship through the storm. Ages 6 and up. No registration required.
Super Summer Specials for all ages.
Buffalo Museum of Science Insectigation: Wednesday July 20 2PM
Get up close to some incredible insects! Examine live insects and other critters, observing their anatomy and behavior. Program is limited to 30 participants at a time, pre-registration is required. Registrations will not be accepted before June 20th
Hawk Creek Silent Hunters of the Night: Thursday August 4 2PM
Learn about the myths and reality of owls, and meet 3 owls in person!
Aquarium of Niagara Marine Invertebrates: Wednesday August 17 2PM
Learn about what makes marine invertebrates unique, and how they are adapted to survive in the ocean. You'll get the chance to meet and touch some marine invertebrates too!
KENILWORTH LIBRARY PROGRAMS FOR KIDS
Books and Barks
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 4 - 5:30 pm11:30
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 716-834-7657 or in person at the checkout desk.
Wednesday June 15
Button Mania! Button Making every Wednesday from 4-5:30 pm.
Do-it-yourself in this drop in program. Make a button or keychain from a wide selection of graphics. All supplies included. And it's free! Button making is for all ages.
CRAFT AND CARRY
Take home crafting kits for kids (recommended for ages 5-10)
ask about available take home crafting kits currently available!
Brick Boxes: A take home building challenge for kids age 6-14
Longing for the days of the Lego League? We miss them too! For the time being however, we are offering a take home version! Come to the Kenilworth Library and check out a box of bricks and a base, work on a cool build and bring it back to the library for us to display! Give us a call during our open hours at 716-834-7657 to find out more about this program.
KENILWORTH LIBRARY PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS
Book a Technology Trainer: Presented by the Tech Know Lab of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
Monday, June 27th
Appointments for one on one technology assistance available on Monday June 27th on the hour between 1 pm and 3 pm and 5 pm and 6 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 Kenilworth Library at 716-834-7657 to sign up for an appointment.
KENILWORTH LIBRARY BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES 2022
Join us for a lively discussion in a friendly atmosphere. This group meets the first Wednesday of every month at 2:00 p.m. New members are always welcome! Register ahead of time, or just drop in. To sign up, call 716-834-7657 or register for any or all of the dates below.
2022 Line up:
Jan 5- Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
Feb 2- The Vanishing Half
by Brit Bennett
Mar 2- Night Tiger
by Yangsze Choo
Apr 6- Educated
by Tara Westover
May 4- The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society
by Mary Ann Shaffer
Jun 1- A Farewell to Arms
by Ernest Hemingway
Jul 6- Mexican Gothic
by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Aug 3- Night Diary
by Veera Hiranandani
AND Be Prepared
by Vera Brosgol
Sep 7 - The Dutch House
by Ann Patchett
Oct 5 - This Tender Land
by William Kent Krueger
Nov 2- Bad Blood: Secrets & Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
by John Carreyrou
Dec 7 - The Red Tent
by Anita Diamant
We currently offer a small selection of recently discarded library materials for purchase in our lobby.
Adult hardcover books are 1.00. Adult paperbacks are .25.
Kid's materials are .50 for hardcover books and .25 for paperbacks.
Media items (DVD, Blu Ray, CD) are $1.00.
Prices include sales tax. Cash only. No refunds.
We are currently not accepting material donations at the Kenilworth Branch. You may be able to donate materials to the Ken-Ton friends of the Library.
Please refer to the following document for more information on what, how, and when to donate Donate to the Ken-Ton Friends of the Library
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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 Kenmore 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/