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


Mondays - 12 - 8 pm

Tuesdays - 10 am - 6 pm

Wednesdays - 10 am - 6 pm

Thursdays- 10 am - 6 pm

Fridays - 12 - 8 pm

Saturdays & Sundays - CLOSED


In accordance with New York State executive orders 202.17 and 202.34, properly worn masks covering both the the nose and mouth must be worn at all times while inside the library.

No food or drink is to be permitted at anytime, anywhere in the library.

To promote social distancing, certain computers have been placed out of service, and seating will be limited.  One on one tutoring may be permitted if space permits and social distancing can be maintained, it is advisable to call ahead to confirm.

Our hours may be subject to change based on updated information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic 

All materials should be returned to the drop box. All materials will be quarantined for a minimum of 96 hours (4 days), once items are through the quarantine process they are discharged and backdated to the actual date of return. 

No donations will be accepted.


Story Time on Facebook!  Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10:30 am

Join us every Tuesday & Thursday on our Facebook  page for Story Time! Hang out with Joe on Tuesdays and say Hi to Jill on Thursdays at 10:30 am for stories, songs, and lots of fun! 


Craft & Carry

Craft & Carry

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

ask about available take home crafting kits currently available!


Kenmore Library Virtual Book Club

The Kenmore Library Virtual Book Club

Join Mary for an online book discussion via Zoom.

On Tuesday, April 20th at 7 pm


This months selection will be

The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna ​by Juliet Grames

The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna ​by Juliet Grames book cover

From Calabria to Connecticut: a sweeping family saga about sisterhood, secrets, Italian immigration, the American dream, and one woman's tenacious fight against her own fate

For Stella Fortuna, death has always been a part of life. Stella’s childhood is full of strange, life-threatening incidents—moments where ordinary situations like cooking eggplant or feeding the pigs inexplicably take lethal turns. Even Stella’s own mother is convinced that her daughter is cursed or haunted.

In her rugged Italian village, Stella is considered an oddity—beautiful and smart, insolent and cold. Stella uses her peculiar toughness to protect her slower, plainer baby sister Tina from life’s harshest realities. But she also provokes the ire of her father Antonio: a man who demands subservience from women and whose greatest gift to his family is his absence.

When the Fortunas emigrate to America on the cusp of World War II, Stella and Tina must come of age side-by-side in a hostile new world with strict expectations for each of them. Soon Stella learns that her survival is worthless without the one thing her family will deny her at any cost: her independence.

In present-day Connecticut, one family member tells this heartrending story, determined to understand the persisting rift between the now-elderly Stella and Tina. A richly told debut, The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna is a tale of family transgressions as ancient and twisted as the olive branch that could heal them.




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




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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Proceeds benefit the Town of Tonawanda Public Library -- Kenilworth and Kenmore Branches.

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Town of Tonawanda Board Info

The next Town of Tonawanda Library Board Meeting will be held 

Tuesday, May 11th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library








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

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Strategic Plan