Kenmore Branch

Kenmore Branch
Library Info

160 Delaware Rd.
Kenmore, NY 14217
United States

Fax: 716-873-8416
Mary Muscarella, Director

Located at the corner of Chapel and Delaware Road, one mile south of Sheridan Drive. Wheelchair accessible. Parking lot available. 

Public access computers: 42 public access computers (3 Children's PCs, 2 Young Adult PCs, 29 Adult PCs, 6 Laptops and 2 OPACs), networked (printing 10 cents per page for black & white, 25 cents per page for color), Microsoft Office applications, Internet access.  Free WiFi available. "What can I do at a Public Access Computer?"

An Optalec ClearView Video Magnifier is available in the library's magazine area on a first-come, first-serve basis.

A Community Room with the capacity of 47 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

Study Room with the capacity of 2 is available.  A reservation is required.

A Display Case is available for use by nonprofit organization and groups.  A Display Case/Exhibit Case Application must be completed.

Town of Tonawanda Public Library Display Case-Exhibit Space Rules of Use

Copy Machine - Black and White copies are 15 cents each.

Self Service Fax Machine -Faxes cost $1.75 for the first page and an additional $1 per page. You can use your credit or debit card or purchase a fax card at the circulation desk.

The Kenmore Branch is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.

Kenmore Branch

The Kenmore Library is open!  Our weekly hours are:

Mondays from

10 am – 6 pm

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from

10 am – 9 pm

Fridays and Saturdays from

10 am – 5 pm

Sundays

12 pm - 5 pm

We are closed  the following Holidays (PDF)

PLEASE NOTE:

The Kenmore Branch Library requires ALL visitors to be masked regardless of vaccination status

(effective from 7/31/2021 until further notice) 

Thank You for your cooperation!

 

Our address is 160 Delaware Road, Kenmore NY 14217

You can call us at 716-873-2842 during our open hours

 

Our public Wi-Fi service is always available and the signal range extends to our parking lot

The network ID is BECPL2

The password is librarywifi

 


 

EVENTS

Story Time on our library Facebook Pages

Online Story Time with Joe and Jill

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!


 

Tonawanda Community Environmental Benefit Program

Tonawanda Community Environmental Benefit Program

What environmental improvements do you want for the Tonawanda Community?

Residents ages 16 and up living in the Town of Tonawanda, City of Tonawanda, North Tonawanda, Village of Kenmore, Grand Island and Buffalo’s Riverside neighborhood are eligible to cast a ballot starting September 20 -26. 

Read about the projects (including one proposed for the Kenilworth Branch Library) and learn more at TonawandaFund.org.


National Voter Registration Day

This Year the Kenmore Library will again be participating in National Voter Registration day which is September 28th.

Check out our information table during the month of September with information regarding voting as well as needed forms such as
Absentee ballots
Registration forms
Erie county board of elections calendars
stickers (while supplies last) and more!

Want to register online? Library staff will have a dedicated computer just for this purpose.

Whether you are new to the process or want to make sure your information is up to date, come to the library for the information you need

Founded in 2012, National Voter Registration Day is designed to create an annual moment when the entire nation focuses on registering Americans to exercise their most basic right – the right to vote. Nearly 4.5 million Americans have registered to vote on the holiday since the inaugural National Voter Registration Day.


Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friends of the Library Book Sale!

Thursday, September 30th, 3-7pm

Friday, October 1st, 3-7 pm

Saturday, October 2nd, 9am-12pm

155 Delaware Road (Former Kenmore Middle School, Door #8)

List prices: Hardcover & Young Adult $1 each

Trade Paperbacks & Children's hardcover 50 cents each

Pocket Paperbacks & Children's paperbacks 25 cents each

Free admission | credit cards accepted

We will follow current NYS COVID guidelines at the time of the sale.

You may have to wait in line to accommodate room capacity limits. Please keep your shopping experience to 3o minutes.

Thanks for understanding!

 

Books and Barks

Books and Barks

Held the 3rd Saturday of each month. 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 10-11:30 AM.

Presented in partnership with Paws for Love, a program of the SPCA serving Erie County.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Registrations can be made by phone during our open hours at 873-2842 or in person at the checkout desk.


Craft & Carry: Free Take Home Crafting Kits

Craft & Carry

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

ask about available take home crafting kits currently available! 

 

Bricks to Go: A take home building challenge for kids 6-14

Bricks to Go!  A Take home building challenge for kids 6-14

Missing Lego Club? Try BRICKS-TO-GO! Come by the Kenmore branch library and checkout one of our BRICKS-TO-GO kits. Take it home and create your build before bringing it back to display! For kids ages 6-14. Kits are limited so stop by or call 873-2842 for details.

 


Kenmore Library Book Club

The Kenmore Library Book Club

Join Mary on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:45 pm for a monthly book discussion. 

September 21: There There by Tommy Orange

October 19 : Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig

November 16: A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

December 21 - Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

email knm@buffalolib.org or call the library at 873-2842 during open hours for information about getting a copy of the book to be discussed.  

Craft night at the Kenmore Library

CRAFT NIGHT AT THE KENMORE LIBRARY

Tuesday, October 5th at 7 pm

Come craft with us at the Kenmore Branch Library!

Make a Autumn Leaves Candle Jar, perfect for your fall decor.

Recommended for ages 14 and up.

Space and supplies are limited so registration is required for this program, and can be made by calling the Kenmore Library at 716-873-2842 during library hours.

A properly worn mask is required at all times when in the library regardless of vaccination status.

A small number of take home kits may be available starting Wednesday, October 6 at both the Kenmore and Kenilworth branch libraries, which will be first come first serve, limit one per person.


The Western New York Virtual Book Club on Goodreads.com

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.

New selection each month!

Join.Read.Comment.Enjoy!

Connect with us

CONNECT WITH US

Join us on Facebook @KenmoreLib for news, updates, and reminders about everything happening at the Kenmore Library, as well as other events happening in the Buffalo & Erie County Library System and the Town of Tonawanda.  

Our Twitter handle is @BECPLKenmore for updates on any library changes as well as to promote our programs.

Need some reading inspiration? Our sister branch at Kenilworth has 90+  Pinterest Boards with thousands of suggestions for books available to request from the Buffalo & Erie County Library System which you can have sent to  Kenmore for pickup.  Check out their new & notable boards for items on order or recently received.

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to the 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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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