318 Montrose Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14223
Montrose Avenue runs north off Kenmore Avenue, west of Niagara Falls Blvd and east of Parkhurst Blvd.
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
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Display Case Policy
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Meeting Room Use Policy
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Rules of Conduct
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Procurement Policy
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Investment Policy
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Bulletin Board Policy
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Display Case Policy
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Distribution Policy
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Lost and Found Policy
- Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Policy
- Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Application
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Financial Policy
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Gift & Donor Recognition Policy
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Petty Cash Policy
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Claim Audit Policy
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Study Room Use Policy
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Open Meetings Policy
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Social Media Policy
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Suspension of Library Privileges Appeals Process
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Whistleblower Policy
The Kenilworth Branch is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.
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
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 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
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.
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
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.
Wednesday April 19 from 4-5:30 pm
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.
CRAFT AND CARRY
Take home crafting kits for kids (recommended for ages 5-10)
ask about available take home crafting kits currently available!
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.
KENILWORTH LIBRARY PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS
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: 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
- 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.
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:
The Christie Affair – Nina de Gramont
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood – Trevor Noah
Klara and the Sun – Kazuo Ishiguro
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone – Lori Gottlieb
What Strange Paradise – Omar El Akkad
Cutting for Stone – Abraham Verghese
The Paper Girl of Paris – Jordyn Taylor
The Lincoln Highway – Amor Towles
Pachinko – Min Jin Lee
The Secret History – Donna Tartt
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption – Bryan Stevenson
Lessons in Chemistry – Bonnie Garmus
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.
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
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Our Twitter handle is @KenilworthLibfor updates on any library changes as well as to promote our programs.
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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
Tuesday, January 10th @ 5:30 pm at the Kenmore Library
Meeting dates for 2022:
Tuesday, January 25th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library
Tuesday, February 8th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library
**Thursday, March 10th @ 5:30pm at the Kenilworth Library**
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
Tuesday, July 12th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library
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
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
Board of Trustees
Richard Geer, Chair
Annette Della Posta, Co-Chair
Stanley Pustulka, Treasurer
Kathleen Kanaley, Secretary
Board Meetings, Agendas, Minutes
- January 2021 Minutes
- February 2021 Minutes
- March 2021 Minutes
- April 2021 Minutes (pdf)
- May 2021 Minutes -PDF
- June 2021 Minutes - PDF
- July 2021 Minutes - PDF
- August 2021 Minutes - PDF
- September 2021 Minutes -PDF
- October 2021 Minutes -PDF
- January 2020 Minutes
- February 2020 Minutes
- March 2020 Minutes
- Special Meeting March 30, 2020
- April 2020 Minutes
- May 2020 Minutes
- June 2020 Minutes
- July 2020 Minutes
- August 2020 Minutes
- September 2020 Minutes
- October 2020 Minutes
- November 2020 Minutes
- December 2020 Minutes
- December 2019 Minutes
- November 2019 Minutes
- October 2019 Minutes
- September 2019 Minutes
- August 2019 Minutes
- July 2019 Minutes
- June 2019 Minutes
- May 2019 Minutes
- April 2019 Minutes
- February 2019 Minutes
- January 2019 Minutes
Previous years minutes are kept on file at the Kenmore Branch Library. Please contact the library for more information/
Long Range Plan