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.

    Kenilworth Branch Policies

    System-Wide Policies

    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  scheduled holidays

     

    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

    Book Sale

    Friends of the Library Book Sale (at the former Kenmore Middle School)

    The Friends are back with all new items for a Spring Book Sale. All books are $1 (and childrens books priced at 25-50 cents) All proceeds benefit the Kenmore & Kenilworth Branch Libraries.

    Dates/times of sale:
    Thursday, March 30th 3:00-7:00pm
    Friday, March 31st 3:00-7:00pm
    Saturday, April 1st 9:00am-12:00pm

    155 Delaware Road (Former Kenmore Middle School, Door #8)
    Free admission | credit cards accepted

    KENILWORTH LIBRARY PROGRAMS FOR KIDS

    Sensational Story Time

    Sensational Story Time for ages 2-4

    Wednesdays 10:30 am

    April 5 - May 24

    Ages 2- 4

    Stories, songs, simple games and crafts

    Please register by calling 716-834-7657 or inquire at the checkout desk

     

    Hawk Creek Talk on the Wild Side

    Hawk Creek--Talk on the Wild Side

    Monday, April 3 at 6 PM

    Learn about and meet local animal representatives from Hawk Creek Wildlife Center! This event is for all ages, but recommended for ages 8 and up. No registration necessary.

    Spring Break Week at Kenilworth

    Join us for some fun kids activities during the Spring school Break!

    Monday April 3 from 12-12:45 pm

    Booking to the Branches: visit from the Library on Wheels 

    The "Library on Wheels" (aka the Bookmobile) will be making a pit stop at the Kenilworth Library! Come on down and check out the truck (and maybe a book or two) You can also enter a raffle to win a Kindle

    Monday April 3 @ 6 pm

    Hawk Creek: Talk on the Wildside

    Learn about and meet local animal representatives from Hawk Creek Wildlife Center! This event is for all ages, but recommended for ages 8 and up. No registration necessary

    Tuesday April 4 from 2-3:30 pm

    Princess Tea Party with the Snow Queen (registration required)

    Join us during school break for a special tea party with a special guest, the Snow Queen ! Registration is required as space is limited.  Recommended for ages 4-12

    Wednesday April 4

    DIY Buttons, Magnets and Keychains Day

    We'll have the button makers out all day. Make your own keychains, magnets and buttons. All supplies provided. Limit 3 creations per participant, no registration required. For all ages.

    Thursday April 4 from 2-5 pm

    Messy Art Day

    Let your kids do all the fun messy art you don't want them to do at home! Finger painting, bubble painting, you get the idea. No registration needed, but kids do need to wear clothing such as a smock or old shirt they don't mind getting paint on! No registration needed.

    Books and Barks

    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 pm

    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.

    Upcoming Dates: 

    Wednesday April 19 from 4-5:30 pm

     

    Button Mania

    Button Mania!  Button Making every Wednesday from 4-5:30 pm.

    Do-it-yourself in this drop in program.  Make a button, magnet or keychain from a wide selection of graphics.  All supplies included.  And it's free! Button making is for all ages. 

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    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!

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    Brick Boxes: A take home building challenge for kids age 6-14

     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.

     

     

     

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    KENILWORTH LIBRARY PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

     

    Little Free Thrift Store

    Kenilworth Library Little Free Thrift Shop

    Friday, March 31st 2-7:30 pm

    In the spirit of local "Buy Nothing" groups we are asking for donations to stock a free thrift store event to be held at the Kenilworth Library.

    How it works:

    Donate items during library open hours starting Friday March 24 through Thursday March 30 to stock our "store"

    Items should be clean and in good condition, nothing perishable, or containing hazardous materials.
    Items must be “library friendly” in theme

    NO CLOTHING, BOOKS, FOOD, OR LARGE FURNISHINGS/APPLIANCES

    (This is not meant to be a drop off or collection event, please bring items that can be easily carried in a shopping bag or by hand. )

    Library staff reserves the right to refuse items that are not appropriate. Please contact staff if you have any questions.

    The items collected will be organized on tables in our community room, and offered to everyone starting Friday, March 31 at 2:00 pm.

    Donating is not required to participate in the event. All donated items are to be given freely on a first come first served basis, and no items are permitted to be sold or bartered for.

    Items not claimed at the events end will be donated or recycled, at the discretion of library staff.

     

    Book a Technology Trainer

     

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

    Friday, April 14th 1-6 pm

    Appointments for a 45 minute one on one technology assistance available on the hour.

    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
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    • Microsoft Office Basics (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.),
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    • Organizing Computer Files/Folders,
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    • Simple Digital Editing Online (audio & photos),
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    • Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), Using Google, Windows Basics

    Call the Kenilworth Library at 716-834-7657 to sign up for an appointment.

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    KENILWORTH LIBRARY BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES 2023

     

    KENILWORTH LIBRARY BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES 2023

    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! Copies of these books may be requested at the library, or by using the online request system.

    2023 Line up:

    January 4
    The Christie Affair – Nina de Gramont

    February 1
    Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood – Trevor Noah

    March 1
    Klara and the Sun – Kazuo Ishiguro

    April 5
    Maybe You Should Talk to Someone – Lori Gottlieb

    May 3
    What Strange Paradise – Omar El Akkad

    June 7
    Cutting for Stone – Abraham Verghese

    July 5
    The Paper Girl of Paris – Jordyn Taylor

    August 2
    The Lincoln Highway – Amor Towles

    September 6
    Pachinko – Min Jin Lee

    October 4
    The Secret History – Donna Tartt

    November 1
    Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption – Bryan Stevenson

    December 6
    Lessons in Chemistry – Bonnie Garmus

     

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    Ongoing Discarded Book Sale

    We offer a small selection of recently discarded library materials  for purchase in our lobby.

    All items are priced at 50 cents each

    Fill a blue library tote bag with items for $4 (includes the tote bag)

    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. ) (updated 2/2/2023- The Ken-Ton friends of the Library group is currently accepting donations at it's collection site at the former Kenmore Middle School (155 Delaware Rd) on Saturdays from 10 am - 12 pm

    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.

    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!

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    Town of Tonawanda Board Info

     


     

    Town of Tonawanda Library Board of Trustees

    Meeting dates for 2023:

     

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

    Agenda  Minutes

     

    Tuesday, January 10th @ 5:30 pm at the Kenmore Library

    Agenda  Documents Minutes

     

    Meeting dates for 2022:

    Tuesday, January 25th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library

    Agenda  Minutes  Documents 

    Tuesday, February 8th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library

    Agenda    Minutes

    **Thursday, March 10th @ 5:30pm at the Kenilworth Library**

    Agenda   Minutes

    Tuesday, April 12th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library

    Minutes (DRAFT)  Agenda  April 2022 Minutes (final)

    Tuesday, May 24th @ 5:30pm at The Kenilworth Library

    Agenda Minutes Directors Report

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

    Agenda Minutes

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

    Agenda Minutes

    Tuesday, August 9th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library

    There was no board meeting held in August 

    Tuesday, September 13th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library

    Agenda  Minutes

    Tuesday, October 11th @ 5:30pm at the Kenilworth Library

    Agenda

    Tuesday, November 8th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library

    Agenda  Minutes

    Tuesday, December 13th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library

    Agenda  Minutes

     

    **Please note change in schedule


     

    Annual Report


    Board of Trustees

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

    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/


    Bylaws

     

     


    Budget

     


    Long Range Plan