Kenilworth Branch

Kenilworth Branch
Library Info

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

 

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

 

Please wear a mask unless you are fully vaccinated 

 


EVENTS:

 

Books and Barks : Dog Days of Summer

BOOKS AND BARKS : DOG DAYS OF SUMMER

Books & Barks returns to the Kenilworth Library with a special weekly series we are calling the "Dog Days of Summer!"

This reading program for ages 5-12 is a unique opportunity to work on reading skills in a relaxed and fun environment.

Prior registration required.

Call the Kenilworth library at 716-834-7657 and sign up for a 15 minute session to read to a trained therapy dog. Presented by Paws for Love - A Program of the SPCA Serving Erie County

 

Pet Show

PET SHOW

Friday, August 13 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Bring in your pet and show us why you think your pet is the best.  If your pet can't come in, bring a picture and tell us about them..  Awards in all categories.  This program is for kids ages 6 - 12 and their families. Registration recommended

We want your pet to be happy and healthy.  Please make sure they are up to date with all health and safety requirements.

Story Time on our library Facebook Pages

ONLINE STORY TIME WITH JOE AND JILL 

Join us every Tuesday & Thursday on our Facebook  page for Story Time!

Hang out with Joe on Tuesdays and say Hi to Jill on Thursdays at 10:30 am for stories, songs, and lots of fun! 


Craft & Carry: Free Take Home Crafting Kits

CRAFT AND CARRY

Take home crafting kits for kids (recommended for ages 5-10)

ask about available take home crafting kits currently available!

 

Tails & Tales: Online Summer Reading Program

TAILS AND TALES: THE TOWN OF TONAWANDA PUBLIC LIBRARY ONLINE SUMMER READING PROGRAM

The Town of Tonawanda Public Libraries Online Summer reading program returns in 2021, and this year it's even bigger and better with award winning virtual programming from Page Turner Adventures as well as great prizes!

Runs from July 1st through August 27th and is open to all ages!

If this is your first time participating, signing up is easy, just go to  http://kkny14.readsquared.com/ 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!)

https://youtu.be/j8fGEwza9Gw

If you are already signed up from one of our previous reading programs, you will not need to register again!

This summer, in addition to keeping track of your reading and earning badges your READsquared account will also have fun interactive videos each week from Page Turner Adventures!

Let your child’s imagination run wild this summer as they transform into Storyologists, virtually traveling through the “Once Upon a Time Machine” to explore different adventures with Page Turner and Kenny. There are five days of programming for each weekly theme which includes comedy shows, virtual field trips, craft projects and recipes.

In keeping with the “Tails and Tails” summer reading theme we will have some great prizes to win!  Ages 5 and under can win a set a family passes to the Buffalo Zoo, ages 6-12 can win Family passes to the Buffalo Museum of Science, and for teen and adults, $50 target gift cards!  Special thanks to the Buffalo Zoo, Buffalo Museum of Science, and the Ken-Ton Friends of the Library for their generous donations!


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!

FIND THE WNY BOOK CLUB ON GOODREADS

Based out of the various Library Systems in WNY this book club welcomes all persons.

Each month we’ll have a fiction, non-fiction selection, and a kids book selection

Join.Read.Comment.Enjoy!

Book Sale

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.

Donations:

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

Connect with us!

CONNECT WITH US

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    Check out our new & notable boards for items on order or recently received.

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Buffalo And Erie County Public Library

Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/16-1070893 and support us every time you shop.

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

The next Town of Tonawanda Library Board Meeting will be held 

Tuesday, May 11th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library

 

 


TOWN OF TONAWANDA PUBLIC LIBRARY REOPENING PLAN

TOWN OF TONAWANDA PUBLIC LIBRARY SAFETY PLAN

TOWN OF TONAWANDA PUBLIC LIBRARY COVID-19 MICRO-CLUSTER PLAN

TOWN OF TONAWANDA DECLARED HEALTH EMERGENCY PLAN


 

Annual Report


Board of Trustees

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

Mark Jowett

Marney Klein


Board Meetings, Agendas, Minutes

2021 Minutes

2020 Minutes

2019 Minutes

2018 Minutes

2017 Minutes

2016 Minutes

2015 Minutes

2014 Minutes

2013 Minutes

2012 Minutes


Bylaws

Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Policy.

 


Budget

 


Strategic Plan