Kenmore Branch

Kenmore Branch

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

TOWN OF TONAWANDA PUBLIC LIBRARY COVID-19 REOPENING SAFETY PLAN

Kenmore Library Hours


 The Kenmore Library reopened to the public with limited services and modified hours  on Monday, June 22nd, 2020.


  • Computer availability will be limited as certain terminals have been put out of service to adhere to social distancing guidelines,  calling the library and making an appointment may be recommended
  • All library material returns must go into the book drop by the parking lot entrance.  Returned library materials will be quarantined for a minimum of 96 hours (4 days) to ensure the safety of our patrons and staff. Items returned on time will not accrue fines or fees for the time in quarantine.
  • Per the Governor’s Executive Order, masks covering the nose and mouth are to be worn at all times when in the library.
  • We will not be accepting material donations (books, DVDs, etc.) until further notice.
  • Over the desk transactions will include check out, reference, and monetary transactions to pay for fines/fees.
  • Using our self checkout terminals is encouraged.
  • Fax machine, copier and printing will be available
  • As always, Wi-Fi is available 24/7 for everyone. The network is BECPL2 and the password is librarywifi.
  • All in-library programs are canceled. (check out our online programming !)
  • Meeting Room use by community groups has been suspended.
  • Seating will be limited.
  • One on one Tutoring is permissible providing that there is space available and social distancing requirements are met.
  • The safety of our staff and patrons is a top priority.  Social distancing, facial covering requirements, and other health and safety protocols in accordance with NY Forward have been put in place and will be followed.

Open hours will be as follows:

Monday 10-4  

Tuesday 1-7

Wednesday 10-4  

Thursday 1-7  

Friday 10-4  

Saturday & Sunday CLOSED


VIRTUAL PROGRAMS 

 

Kenmore Library Virtual Book Club

The Kenmore Library Virtual Book Club 

Join Mary for an online book discussion via Zoom.

On Tuesday, August 18 at 7 pm

This months selection will be 

"The Hate U Give " by Angie Thomas

In this best selling multi award winning novel,  Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gang-banger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

Everyone is welcome to join! 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74052211604?pwd=K3VvRmcrb1FXbEJIRUxsUTk5enpGUT09

Meeting ID: 740 5221 1604

Passcode: 1cJUh0

 


Story Time Live!

Join us live on our Facebook Page on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10:30 am for a virtual story time !

 Jill will have great stories to share and special songs for the kids to sing and participate in . Be sure to comment with your child's name so they can say Hi!

 

Craft and Carry: Take home craft kits for kids 5-10

Craft & Carry

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

This months kit is available starting Monday, August 2020

We miss crafting with you!

Until we can craft together again inside the library, kids can pick up a free project to complete at home.

Directions and most supplies are included, but you might need a few common items from your house.

Supplies are limited - come in soon!

Child must be present to receive.

Starts Monday August 3rd.

This month’s craft – Fire Breathing Dragon!

 

 


Our online summer reading program: The Summer Reading Reboot!

There is still time to register for the Summer Reading Reboot!

The Summer Reading Reboot runs until August 29th.  This year our summer reading program is open to all ages, and you keep track of your reading online using your ReadSquared account or app.  Prizes this year will include a play tent for the youngest readers and $50 Target gift cards for all the other age groups.

Click here to register Virtually! 

Kenmore & Kenilworth's ReadSquared! 

or download the app on the Apple App Store or Google Play

Watch our YouTube video to learn more about the program and how to register!

 


Kenmore Library Virtual Book Club

 

The Kenmore Library Virtual Book Club

Join Mary for an online book discussion via Zoom.

On Tuesday, September 15 at 7 pm

 

This months selection will be

"The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland " by Jim DeFede

"For the better part of a week, nearly every man, woman, and child in Gander and the surrounding smaller towns stopped what they were doing so they could help. They placed their lives on hold for a group of strangers and asked for nothing in return. They affirmed the basic goodness of man at a time when it was easy to doubt such humanity still existed."

When thirty-eight jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, on September 11, 2001, due to the closing of United States airspace, the citizens of this small community were called upon to come to the aid of more than six thousand displaced travelers.

Roxanne and Clarke Loper were excited to be on their way home from a lengthy and exhausting trip to Kazakhstan, where they had adopted a daughter, when their plane suddenly changed course and they found themselves in Newfoundland. Hannah and Dennis O'Rourke, who had been on vacation in Ireland, were forced to receive updates by telephone on the search for their son Kevin, who was among the firefighters missing at the World Trade Center. George Vitale, a New York state trooper and head of the governor's security detail in New York City who was returning from a trip to Dublin, struggled to locate his sister Patty, who worked in the Twin Towers. A family of Russian immigrants, on their way to the Seattle area to begin a new life, dealt with the uncertainty of conditions in their future home.

The people of Gander were asked to aid and care for these distraught travelers, as well as for thousands more, and their response was truly extraordinary. Oz Fudge, the town constable, searched all over Gander for a flight-crew member so that he could give her a hug as a favor to her sister, a fellow law enforcement officer who managed to reach him by phone. Eithne Smith, an elementary-school teacher, helped the passengers staying at her school put together letters to family members all over the world, which she then faxed. Bonnie Harris, Vi Tucker, and Linda Humby, members of a local animal protection agency, crawled into the jets' cargo holds to feed and care for all of the animals on the flights. Hundreds of people put their names on a list to take passengers into their homes and give them a chance to get cleaned up and relax.

The Day the World Came to Town is a positively heartwarming account of the citizens of Gander and its surrounding communities and the unexpected guests who were welcomed with exemplary kindness.

 

Everyone is welcome to join!

 

Join Zoom Meeting

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75651744700?pwd=SmRFVmhQNnpWKzZvckJWbHJHN2ROU…

 

Meeting ID: 756 5174 4700

Passcode: 8fR1BH


 

 

 

The Kenmore Library News and the Kenmore Library Zine

The Kenmore Library News, the Premier Kid-Created Newsletter for all things Library and More!

Read all about the Kenmore Library, get book reviews, tips, puzzles & all the news that's fit to print  from our intrepid all kid reporting staff!


The Kenmore Library News Zine: Stuck at Home edition


Here it is... our finished KLN Zine: Stuck at Home Edition! It has reviews on books, musicals, movies & TV shows, places to go, and activities, so make sure to take a look! Thank you to all who contributed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Town of Tonawanda Board Info

 The next Town of Tonawanda Library Board Meeting will be held (via Zoom)

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77800644744?pwd=SjBPaXExNzB0dDd6RU5kVVNLcE55d…

Meeting ID: 778 0064 4744

Password: 2ztrQc


TOWN OF TONAWANDA PUBLIC LIBRARY REOPENING PLAN

TOWN OF TONAWANDA PUBLIC LIBRARY SAFETY PLAN


 

Annual Report


Board of Trustees

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


Board Meetings, Agendas, Minutes

2020 Minutes

2019 Minutes

2018 Minutes

2017 Minutes

2016 Minutes

2015 Minutes

2014 Minutes

2013 Minutes

2012 Minutes


Bylaws

Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Policy.

 


Budget

 


Strategic Plan