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

Story Time Programs * Family  Programs* Saturday Kids Programs*Special Events for Kids* Programs for Adults & Seniors* Special Events for Adults* The Kenmore Library News & Zine

 

Come to a Story Time at the Library

Kenmore's Story Time Programs

Library Story Times are a great way to get kids excited about books and reading and engaged in their communities!

Our Story Times generally run for 9 week sessions with a few weeks break in-between throughout the year.  Due to the popularity of these programs and to ensure we have enough space and supplies, registration is required  When registrations for each session open (approximately a month in advance), they can be made online (preferred), by phone, or in person at the branch.

 

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Thursday mornings at 10:30 from January 9 through March 5. For ages 3-5. 

Enjoy stories, music, movement activities, and crafts that can help build language, literacy, and fine motor skills. Click Here to Register

 

FAMILY STORY TIME

Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm January 9 through March 5

Recommended for kids 5 and under (children under the age of 3 need a caregiver to stay)

 A special evening story time session for kids age 0-5!  We'll read stories, do finger plays, sing songs, and make a craft.

Registration full, check back for information on our next session.

 

TODDLER TIME FOR TWO'S

Friday mornings at 10:15 am January 10 through March 6. For 2 year olds and their caregivers.

Your child will be engaged and delighted at this story time designed especially for 2 year olds with their caregivers. They’ll discover the world of books and stories, singing, making simple crafts, and being around others their age. 

Registration full, check back for information on our next session.

 

BABY TIME

Friday mornings at 11:30 am.  Runs from January 10 through March 6.

Ages 3 - 23 months and their caregivers.

There will be rhymes, bouncing, laughter, and an individual book for each child to hold

Registration full, check back for information on our next session.

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Our weekly evening events

 OUR EVENING FAMILY PROGRAMS

6:30 - 8:30 PM

These are casual weekly drop in events, so registration is not required. Take a break from your routine and hang out as a family at the library!

Tuesdays: Button Making 

Join us every Tuesday when we bring out our 1.25” button maker.  Each participant can make up to 3 buttons or key-chains.  Choose a favorite image or draw your own design. 

Wednesdays: Gadgets and Gizmos.

“Widget Wednesdays” are a chance for kids of all ages to play with our in-house collection of STEM focused toys such as BEE-BOTs, Snap Circuits, and MagnaTiles.  

Thursdays: Board Games

It’s Family Game Night each Thursday when we break out our collection of board and card games.  Get a group together to play a classic favorite, or discover something new!

Have a game in good condition that you no longer play?  We love donations!

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Monthly Saturday Morning Kids Programs

OUR SATURDAY MORNING KIDS PROGRAMS

There’s something going on for kids almost every Saturday here at Kenmore. Registrations (when required) can be made online, by phone or in person at the branch.  

ON THE FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH:

CRAFTER DAY! From 10 am – 11 am
Recommended for ages 5-10 (kids under 5 will need caretaker assistance)

Sign up for a special seasonal craft! All supplies are provided, 100% Free and 100% fun! To ensure that we have enough space and supplies, registration is required for each month’s program. We open registrations a month in advance of the program event. 

Sign ups for the next Crafter Day Program on February 1 are now open!  Click HERE to register online

Upcoming Dates: March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, August 1, September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5

 

ON THE SECOND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH:

BOOKS & BARKS!  Appointments between 10:30 am – 12 pm

Recommended for ages 5-12
 

Sign up for a 15 minute session to read to a trained therapy dog. Helps with reading confidence!

Presented in partnership with Paws for Love, a program of the SPCA serving Erie County.

At this time registrations for the Books & Barks program can only be made by phone during our open hours at 873-2842 or in person at the checkout desk.

Upcoming dates:  February 8, March 14, April 11

 

ON THE THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH:

LEGO CLUB from 11 am – 12 pm

Recommended for ages 6-12

Interested in building, design, or just using your imagination? It sounds like Lego Club is the place for you! We'll bring the bricks, you bring the fun! No registration required.

Upcoming dates:  January 18, February 15, March 21

 

ON THE FOURTH SATURDAY OF THE MONTH

SENSORY PLAY TIME 10:30 am – 12 pm

Recommended for ages 1-8

Sensory play is any activity that stimulates children’s senses: touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. Stimulating the senses helps children develop thinking, language, social-emotional, and physical skills. 

Though sensory play, children explore and naturally use scientific processes while they play, investigate, create and discover new sensations.

No need to register, stay as little or as long as you like!

Upcoming dates:  January 25, February 22, March 28

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Meet Elephant and Piggie, Sat Feb 1 11 am - 1 pm

SPECIAL EVENTS FOR KIDS:

TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE LIBRARY DAY WITH ELEPHANT & PIGGIE

Saturday February 1, 2020 from 11 am - 1 pm

Join us for crafts, a scavenger hunt and a chance to meet and take a selfie with children's book superstars Elephant and Piggie.  No registration required

 

Superhero Story Time at the Kenmore Library Tues Feb 18 at 2 pm

SUPERHERO STORY TIME

Wednesday, February 18th at 2 pm

Winter breakers... Assemble!

Have some time during your school vacation? Meet this American Defender at the Kenmore Branch Library  and learn all about the life of a superhero!  Recommended for ages 2-8. Registration is required and can be made online HERE or by calling the library at 716-873-2842 during open hours

 

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Programs for Adults and Seniors

PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS & SENIORS

COMPUTER COACHES: 

Need some one on one help using computer programs, your smart phone or tablet?  Our volunteer computer coaches are here to help!  Tuesdays from 11 am - 1 pm.  No registration required.  Subject to volunteer availability.

 

WEEKLY KNITTING AND CROCHET GROUP

Every Monday (excluding holidays) from 12 - 2 pm

Work on your knitting or crochet projects, meet new friends, and have fun at the Kenmore Library Knitting and Crochet Group. Learn new tips and tricks, or share some of your own! Open to all skill levels, no registration required

 

MONTHLY BOOK CLUB

The Kenmore Library Book Club meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7 pm.  Most titles are available to borrow through the libraries Book Club in a Bag program, so be sure to register for our email list to get a copy of the book. At this time registrations for the email list can be made by phone at 873-2842 during open hours or at the circulation desk.

However, registration is never required to participate in the discussion, so you can also order your own copy of the selected titles from the staff or via the online card catalog if preferred. 

Titles for 2020

 

 

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SPECIAL EVENTS

AARP TaxAide Tax Assistance Program

AARP Tax-Aide Tax Assistance Program

Mondays and Wednesdays between 10-2 from February 3 - April 13 

AARP will provide free tax assistance for adults on Mondays and Wednesdays from February 3, 2020 - April 13, 2020.

*NEW SIGN UP PROCEDURE *
Call 2-1-1 for an appointment
Appointments will be scheduled through 2-1-1 for
10am; 11am; 12pm & 1pm.

We will NO longer be employing the sign up sheet on the door

Instead call 2-1-1, and press 5 for tax assistance services when prompted.

The library will be closed on February 17, 2020 for President's Day. Please call the library at 873-2842 for more information.

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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!

***CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR CHILDREN AGES 9-12 TO JOIN OUR KENMORE LIBRARY NEWS STAFF. PARTICIPANTS MUST LOVE TO READ AND WRITE. STOP BY A MEETING ON WEDNESDAY FROM 4:30 - 5:30 PM OR CALL THE LIBRARY AT 873-2842 FOR MORE INFORMATION.***

Our latest issue: #21 Fall 2019

 

The KLN ZINE is our other kid created publication, filled with book recommendations, movie recommendations, interesting facts and more for tweens & teens! Check it out here, or find it at the library

Our latest issue : #10 Fall 2019

 

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Town of Tonawanda Board Info

Annual Report

The Town of Tonawanda Public Library Board currently has a vacancy.  Library Board members meet once a month on the second Tuesday of every month, working to help to shape the future of library services in the Town of Tonawanda/Village of Kenmore. Send a letter of interest to:  Town of Tonawanda Public Library Board, 160 Delaware Road, Kenmore, NY 14217  or call the Kenmore Branch at 873-2842 for more information

The Town of Tonawanda Public Library Board currently has a vacancy.

Library Board members meet once a month on the second Tuesday of every month, working to help to shape the future of library services in the Town of Tonawanda/Village of Kenmore.
Send a letter of interest to:

Town of Tonawanda Public Library Board,
160 Delaware Road, Kenmore, NY 14217

or call the Kenmore Branch at 873-2842 for more information

 


Board of Trustees

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


Board Meetings, Agendas, Minutes

The Town of Tonawanda Public Library Board will hold a
Regular Meeting on Tuesday, January 14 at 7:00 PM
Kenmore Branch Library
160 Delaware Road
Kenmore NY 14217

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