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





Winter Reading Wonder

The Town of Tonawanda Public Library Winter Reading Wonder, an online reading challenge for all ages

January 1st through February 28th

Adults, teens, and children ages 6-12 can win a $30 Target gift card and ages 0-5 can win an outdoor bug exploring kit!

Sign up here

If you have an account from previous contests all you have to do is log in and register!

Online Story Time on Facebook


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

Get in your cozies and join Joe on Tuesdays at 7 pm for a special bedtime story, and laugh and sing with Jill Thursday mornings at 10:30 am.


Books and Barks

Books and Barks featuring Paws for Love

Do you like dogs? They like you!

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

Sign up for your personal time slot to read with trained therapy dog.

Each time slot is 15 minutes. Call the Kenilworth Library at 716-834-7657 to sign up.

Presented by Paws for Love - a program of the SPCA Serving Erie County.

Available dates:

Wednesday January 19th between 4-5:30 pm



Craft & Carry: Free Take Home Crafting Kits


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

ask about available take home crafting kits currently available!


brick boxes

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.


Tech Know Lab : Book a Technology Trainer

Book a Technology Trainer: Presented by the Tech Know Lab of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

Thursday, February 24 2022

Appointments for one on one technology assistance available on Thursday,  February 24, 2022 on the hour between 10 am and 1 pm and 2 pm and 4 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.




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


The Western New York Virtual Book Club on

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, non-fiction selection, and a kids book selection


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.


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!


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.

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Bookmark the link 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



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 10th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library

Tuesday, June 14th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library

Tuesday, July 12th @ 5:30pm at the Kenilworth 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


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

Previous years minutes are kept on file at the Kenmore Branch Library.  Please contact the library for more information/






Strategic Plan