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

We currently have a vacancy on the Library Board of Trustees, and are looking for a Town of Tonawanda Library supporter who would like to be a part of the library’s growth & future planning.

The Town of Tonawanda Public Library Board currently has a vacancy.

Library Board members meet once a month on the second Tuesday of every month, working to help to shape the future of library services in the Town of Tonawanda/Village of Kenmore.
Send a letter of interest to:

Town of Tonawanda Public Library Board,
160 Delaware Road, Kenmore, NY 14217

or call the Kenmore Branch at 873-2842 for more information

Meet Elephant & Piggie Fri Jan 31 from 4-5:30 pm

MEET WITH ELEPHANT & PIGGIE

Friday, January 31 from 4 - 5:30 pm
The Kenilworth Library will be having two special visitors on our first ever "Take Your Child to the Library Night" on Friday, January 31, 2020. Meet and take a selfie with beloved children's book characters Elephant and Piggie, as well as crafts and other fun stuff! No registration required.


 

Family Yoga at the Kenilworth Library Tuesday, February 18 at 11 am

FAMILY YOGA WITH DONNA  BAIA
Tuesday, February 18 from 11- 11:45 am

Looking for some relaxation during the school break? Join Donna Baia from Kidding Around Yoga for a fun, relaxing, and engaging yoga class for the whole family. This class is for kids age 4-12 with parent/caregiver participation, and no prior yoga experience is needed. Click HERE to register.


Super Hero Story Time at Kenilworth Library Wed Feb 19 at 2 pmSUPERHERO STORY TIME

Wednesday, February 19th at 2 pm

Signalling all winter breakers!
Announcing a special Superhero Story Time.
Have some time during your school vacation? Meet this Neighborhood Knight at the Kenilworth Branch Library and learn all about the life of a superhero! Recommended for ages 2-8. Registration is required, and can be made online HERE or by phone at 716-834-7657 during regular library hours.


 

KIDS EVENTS:

 

Family Story Time Mondays at 6:30 pm

FAMILY STORY TIME 

For ages 5 and under Mondays at 6:30 pm session runs January 6 through March 2

Come to the Kenilworth Library for our Family Story Time for children up to age 5. Enjoy stories, and a simple craft.  A great way for kids to get excited about reading and explore their creative side all while making new friends! Monday evenings at 6:30 pm from January 6 through March 2, with the exception of the following dates when we are closed in observance of holidays; 

January 20 (Martin Luther King Jr Day) and February 17 (Patriots/Presidents Day)

Registration is required for this event, and can be made online here


Books & Barks where kids read to a therapy dog

BOOKS & BARKS

The first Wednesday of each month.  Recommended for ages 5-12.

This reading program for children ages 5 and up 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.   Registration is required for this program and can be made in person or by phone starting a month before the scheduled date.  Presented in partnership with Paws for Love - a program of the SPCA serving Erie County. 

Upcoming Dates:  February 12, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9


LEGO LEAGUE

LEGO LEAGUE

Fourth Friday of the Month at 6 pm. Recommended for ages 6-12

Participate in Lego challenges or build your own masterpieces to be displayed in the library using our collection of bricks

Registration recommended, to register call 834-7657 during our open hours or in person at the returns desk.

Upcoming dates:  January 24 Click HERE to Register

Make Button every Wednesday from 5-7 pm

BUTTON MAKING 

Every Wednesday from 5 - 7 pm. 

Come to the library to make your own buttons! Find a favorite picture, photo, or make an original design and have it pressed into a 1.25 inch button.  Fashionable, Fun and Fabulous!  Open to all ages and no registration is required.  There is a limit of 3 buttons per person


Kenilworth Book Discussions 2020

MONTHLY BOOK DISCUSSIONS

The first Wednesday of each month from 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Join us as Amy, the librarian emeritus for the Kenilworth Library, leads the discussion on the following titles on the first Wednesday of the month from 2:00 - 3:30 pm.  Read great books and make new friends!  New members are always welcome!

All titles have multiple copies available to borrow from the library, so stop in or call the library for more information or to request a copy of the selected titles.

(unless otherwise stated, regular hold fees  and loan periods apply)

Registration is not required for our book discussions but you can sign up at the link below

KENILWORTH BOOK DISCUSSION MAIL LIST

for reminders and updates

Kenilworth Library Book Discussion Titles & dates  for 2020

Jan 8 : Homegoing - Yagg Gyasi

Feb 5: The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead

Mar 4: Radium Girls - Kate Moore

Apr 1 : Normal People - Sally Rooney

May 6: The Farm- Joanne Ramos

Jun 3: Warlight - Michael Ondaatje

Jul 1: The Guest Book - Sarah Blake

Aug 5: Before We Were Yours - Lisa Wingate

Sep 2: The House on Mango Street - Sandra Cisneros

Oct 7: The Silent Patient- Alex Michaelides

Nov 4: A Woman is No Man - Etaf Rum

Dec 2: The Dutch House- Ann Patchett


Computer Coach Hours Fridays from 12 - 1 pm

COMPUTER COACH

Fridays from 12 pm - 1 pm 

Get one on one help with our volunteer with navigating the web and Microsoft Office programs, or using your Android phone or tablet.

 No appointment needed. Service provided based on volunteer availability, it may be advisable to call beforehand. Call 834-7657 for more information


 

#ebooks for all, sign the petition to opposed restricted access to MacMillan published ebooks to libraries

https://p2a.co/fgcQkzV

Libraries like the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library are working expand the number of eBooks available to our patrons.

For some a digital format is a simply a matter of convenience, but for others it’s opened up a larger and more varied world of stories and information than previously available by more traditional formats (e.g. large print) allowing all our users to explore both their favorites as well as trying something new
.
But one publisher has recently decided to limit the library’s access to new eBook titles

Beginning November 1, 2019, Macmillan Publishers will allow libraries to purchase only ONE copy of each new eBook title for the first eight weeks after a book’s release.

The American Library Association and libraries across the country ask you to please voice your opposition to Macmillan's new policy by signing this petition and telling Macmillan CEO John Sargent that access to eBooks should not be delayed or denied.

https://p2a.co/fgcQkzV


 

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 convience fee applies for each item).  Check out our new & notable boards for items on order or recently recieved.

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

Annual Report

The Town of Tonawanda Public Library Board currently has a vacancy.  Library Board members meet once a month on the second Tuesday of every month, working to help to shape the future of library services in the Town of Tonawanda/Village of Kenmore. Send a letter of interest to:  Town of Tonawanda Public Library Board, 160 Delaware Road, Kenmore, NY 14217  or call the Kenmore Branch at 873-2842 for more information

The Town of Tonawanda Public Library Board currently has a vacancy.

Library Board members meet once a month on the second Tuesday of every month, working to help to shape the future of library services in the Town of Tonawanda/Village of Kenmore.
Send a letter of interest to:

Town of Tonawanda Public Library Board,
160 Delaware Road, Kenmore, NY 14217

or call the Kenmore Branch at 873-2842 for more information

 


Board of Trustees

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


Board Meetings, Agendas, Minutes

The Town of Tonawanda Public Library Board will hold a
Regular Meeting on Tuesday, January 14 at 7:00 PM
Kenmore Branch Library
160 Delaware Road
Kenmore NY 14217

2019 Minutes

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Budget

 


Strategic Plan