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

KENMORE LIBRARY COVID-19 RELATED POLICIES * OUR VIRTUAL PROGRAMS* TAKE HOME CRAFTS* OTHER LIBRARY EVENTS

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 12-7

Wednesday 10-4  

Thursday 12-7  

Friday 10-4  

Saturday & Sunday CLOSED


Kenmore Library Pumpkin Decorating Contest

An All Ages Pumpkin Decorating Contest!

Registration Required

call 716-873-2842 or register in person

 

Celebrate the season with us with this fun contest!  Decorate your own pumpkin at home (it can be real or fake) get creative, whether it's by old school carving, paint, glitter, stickers (or a combination!)

Drop off your pumpkin creations at the library during open hours on Thursday October 22 and Friday October 23.

We will display them in the library by age group: 0-5, 6-12, 13-17, and 18 and up.

Stop in the library between Monday October 26 and Thursday October 29 to vote for your favorite pumpkin in the 4 different age groups. Even if you can't decorate a pumpkin, be sure to stop in to see all the entries and vote!

On Friday, October 30 be sure to come and pick up your pumpkin in time to display back at home for Halloween.

The pumpkin with the most votes in each category will win a prize!


 

VIRTUAL PROGRAMS 

Story Time Live!

Story Time Live on our Facebook Page

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 am

Just because we’re social distancing doesn’t mean kids have to miss out on library story time!

Join Jill every Tuesday and Thursdays live on our facebook page at

https://www.facebook.com/KenmoreLib

Jill will read two stories and sing two songs (story time) usually has a run time of around 15 minutes


 

Kenmore Library Virtual Book Club

The Kenmore Library Virtual Book Club

Join Mary for an online book discussion via Zoom.

On Tuesday, November 17 at 7 pm

This months selection will be

The Electrifying Fall of Rainbow City' by Margaret Creighton

The Electrifying Fall of Rainbow City' by Margaret Creighton

The Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, meant to herald the twentieth century, went tragically, spectacularly awry.

In 1901, Buffalo was the eighth-largest city in the United States, and its leaders had big dreams. They would host a world’s fair, showcasing the Americas, and bring millions of people to western New York. With nearby Niagara Falls as a drawing card and with stunning colors and electric lights, they hoped the fair would be more popular and more brilliant, literally, than Chicago’s White City of 1893.

The Exposition opened with fanfare; its wonders, both strange and magnificent, dazzled the public. Then tragedy struck. In the early autumn of 1901, an assassin stalked the fairgrounds, waiting for President William McKinley. That was shocking enough, but there were more surprises in store. A female daredevil captivated crowds by trying to ride a barrel over Niagara Falls. Apache leader Geronimo startled visitors with a controversial performance. And a showman called the Animal King, the self-proclaimed star of the Midway, announced that one of his acts, the smallest woman in the world and the fair’s “mascot,” had been kidnapped. Then he staged the attempted electrocution of an elephant.

In this extraordinary account, Margaret S. Creighton lifts the curtain on the assassination of McKinley as well as on the fair’s lesser-known battles, involving both notorious and forgotten figures. In a story that is by turns suspenseful, heartrending, and triumphant, she reveals the myriad power struggles that not only marked the Exposition but shaped the new century.

Everyone is welcome to join!

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75873971088?pwd=TkxsVlowRXlDb2FNN1l4dlYwdHFqQ…

Meeting ID: 758 7397 1088

Passcode: bz8WfH


 

TAKE HOME CRAFTS 

Craft & Carry

Craft & Carry

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

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.

Craft & Carry: Take home crafting kits for kids

This months craft includes supplies to make 2 spooktacular monster magnets!


Advanced Craft and Carry

Recommended for ages 15 and up

This month we had a special melted crayon art kit.  If you picked one up or want to make it on your own, we'd love to see your creations, watch our YouTube video to see how it's done!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Town of Tonawanda Board Info

The next Town of Tonawanda Library Board Meeting will be held at the Kenmore Branch Library

On Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 7 pm

 


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 
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