Kenilworth Branch

Kenilworth Branch

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


Kenilworth Library Hours

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 will be as follows:

Monday  1-7

Tuesday  11-3

Wednesday 1-7

Thursday  11-3

Friday  11-3

Saturday & Sunday CLOSED


Virtual Story Time Live


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!


Advanced Craft & Carry

Advanced Craft & Carry

A Take home art project for ages 15 & up

A special version of our popular kids craft & carry project for teens and adults! Recommended for ages 15 and up. Kit will include one 11 X14 canvas and 32 crayons to make a groovy melted wax painting (you will need to supply your own glue and a hairdryer or similar style device). Limit of one kit per person/family. Must pick up in person during library hours. While supplies last. The Library reserves the right to limit quantities.





Craft & Carry: Take home crafting kits for kids

Craft & Carry

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

Kits for this month's craft available starting Monday, October 5

We miss crafting with you!

Until we can craft together again inside the library, kids can pick up a free project to complete at home.

Directions and most supplies are included, but you might need a few common items from your house.

Supplies are limited - come in soon!

Child must be present to receive.

This month’s craft – Monster Magnets! 


The Kenmore Library News Zine: Stuck at Home edition

Here it is... our finished KLN Zine: Stuck at Home Edition! It has reviews on books, musicals, movies & TV shows, places to go, and activities, so make sure to take a look! Thank you to all who contributed!"




Connect with us on social media

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 (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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Town of Tonawanda Board Info

The next Town of Tonawanda Library Board Meeting will be held at the Kenmore Branch Library

On Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 7 pm





Annual Report

Board of Trustees

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

Board Meetings, Agendas, Minutes

2020 Minutes

2019 Minutes

2018 Minutes

2017 Minutes

2016 Minutes

2015 Minutes

2014 Minutes

2013 Minutes

2012 Minutes


Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Policy.




Strategic Plan