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 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







    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 pm11:30

    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 December 21


    Button Mania

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

    Do-it-yourself in this drop in program.  Make a button 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


    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

     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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    make your own light up holiday card

    Make your own light-up holiday card

    Friday November 18 5-6:30 pm

    Make a light up holiday card using a simple circuit.  Design your own or use one of ours. All supplies provided.

    Drop in anytime between 5:00 - 6:30.  

    Recommended for adults and teens. 

    Free Winter Market

    Kenilworth Library Free "Winter Market"

    Friday, November 25 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm

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

    In order to keep the event appropriately sized to the venue, registration is required if you wish to donate items.
    Please call or stop in during Kenilworth service hours to register.

    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, or wildly off theme.

    For this initial event, we are limiting donations to the following types of items:
    • Gift Wrap (any occasion, colors)
    • Greeting Cards (any occasion Birthday, Thank You, holidays etc.)
    • Small Seasonal Décor Items (winter or holiday)
    • Small amounts of crafting supplies and notions (craft papers, ribbons, stickers, fabric squares, stampers, decorative punches, etc.)

    Items should be clean and in good condition, nothing perishable, or containing hazardous materials.

    Items must be “library friendly” in theme

    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.

    Donors can bring in their items during library open hours (10 am – 6pm) on Tuesday November 22 and Wednesday November 23.

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

    Call us at 716-834-7657 for more information.

    Tech Know Lab : Book a Technology Trainer


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

    Wednesday, December 14 10 am - 4 pm

    Friday, January 13 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
    • 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.

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    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

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    Ongoing Discarded Book Sale

    We 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. 

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

    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

    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


    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 

    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/






    Long Range Plan