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 1 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 in 2022 (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

 

Please Note: Due to space concerns, we are currently NOT ACCEPTING DONATIONS of materials at this time.  You can still donate to the Friends of the Library Group Saturdays at 10-12 across the street at the former Kenmore Middle School (155 Delaware Rd, door #8)

 

 

 

EVENTS


Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time for ages 3-5

Join us in the library (at long last) for stories, songs, and fun!

Tuesdays at 10:15 am
starting January 4 - February 15

OR

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
January 5 - February 16

(please choose only Tuesdays or Wednesdays)

Registration and masks required, limit of one caregiver per family. Space is limited to registered participants.

Sign ups begin December 20th at 10 am and can be made in person or by phone 716-873-2842

Winter Reading Wonder

The Town of Tonawanda Public Library Winter Reading Wonder, an online reading challenge for all ages

January 1st through February 28th

Adults, teens, and children ages 6-12 can win a $30 Target gift card and ages 0-5 can win an outdoor bug exploring kit!

Sign up here http://kkny14.readsquared.com/

If you have an account from previous contests all you have to do is log in and register!


Online Story Time on Facebook

Online Story Time with Joe and Jill

Join us every Tuesday & Thursday on our Facebook page for Story Time!

Get in your cozies and join Joe on Tuesdays at 7 pm for a special bedtime story, and laugh and sing with Jill Thursday mornings at 10:30 am.

 

Weekly drop in programs

Weekly Drop in Programs

Tinker Tuesdays: Tuesdays from 4-6 pm.  Tinker with some STEM toys! Play and learn with Bee-Bots, Ozobots, Brackitz, Snap Circuits Extreme, and more! No registration is necessary. Open to ages 5-16. 

Build-A-Button Thursdays: Thursdays from 6 - 8 pm. Make a personalized button or magnet! All supplies provided and program is for all ages. No registration necessary- drop in anytime between 6-8pm.

Board Games All Day Sunday: Sundays from 12-5 pm.  Don't know what to do on a Sunday? Bring family or friends to the Kenmore Library, take a break from devices, and discover the good old-fashioned fun of board games! Games available for all ages. No registration necessary.

 

CRAFTERDAY

Crafterday

The first Saturday of each month is Crafterday at Kenmore! 

This February 5 at 10:00 am we're making little heart lanterns!

Recommended for ages 5-12 (children younger than 5 can attend with a caregiver, children older than 12 can attend if interested). 

Registration required. Call 716-873-2842 or stop in the library to register.

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.

Upcoming Dates:

Saturday, February 19, 2022
Saturday, March 19, 2022
Saturday, April 16, 2022
Saturday, May 21, 2022
Saturday, June 18, 2022
Saturday, July 16, 2022
Saturday, August 20, 2022
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Saturday, November 19, 2022
Saturday, December 17, 2022

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.


Tech Know Lab Book a Technology Trainer

Book a Technology Trainer: Presented by the Tech Know Lab of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

Friday, February 18 2022

Appointments for one on one technology assistance available on Friday, February 18, 2022 on the hour between 10 am and 1 pm and 2 pm and 4 pm

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
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  • Microsoft Office Basics (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.),
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  • Organizing Computer Files/Folders,
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  • Simple Digital Editing Online (audio & photos),
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  • Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), Using Google, Windows Basics

Call the Kenmore Library at 716-873-2842 to sign up for an appointment.

Computer Coach

Computer Coach 

Tuesdays 5:00- 7:00pm 

Get one on one assistance with our volunteers  to help you with your smartphone or tablet, email, Microsoft Word, using the Internet, scanning and more! Service based on volunteer availbilty, it is advised that you contact the branch beforehand for the current schedule. Call 873-2842 for more information.

 

Notary Public

Notary Public - Wednesdays from 7-8 PM

Beginning December 1st, a volunteer Notary Public will be available at the Kenmore Library from 7:00- 8:00pm every Wednesday. No appointment is necessary and walk-ins are welcome. Call 873-2842 for more information.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program. 

Mondays* and Wednesdays between 10 am - 1 pm February 2 through April 13, 2022

AARP will provide free tax assistance for adults on Mondays and Wednesdays from February 2, 2022 - April 13, 2022.

Library staff does not schedule the appointments, you will need to call 2-1-1 and press 5 for tax assistance services when prompted.

Appointments will be scheduled through 2-1-1 for
10am; 11am; 12pm & 1pm.

*The library will be closed on Monday, February 21, 2022 for President's Day.

 

 


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. 

 

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.  

Knit & Crochet Club

Knit & Crochet Club 

Get together with friends to knit, crochet, or work on your other crafty projects!

Meets every Monday from 12-2 PM.

No registration required. This is not a class, so make sure to bring your own yarn and projects.

Call 716-873-2842 or stop in the library for more information.

 

Kenmore Library News

Kenmore Library News, the premier kid-created newsletter for all things library returns at last!  Click the links below or stop by the library to get your copy.

Issue #23 JAN/FEB 2022

 

KLN Zine

The KLN Zine- The Kenmore Library News Zine for young adults, with news and reviews and all the hottest pop culture takes.

Issue #12 JAN/FEB 2022


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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Town of Tonawanda Board Info

 


 

Town of Tonawanda Library Board of Trustees

Meeting dates for 2022:

 

Tuesday, January 25th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library

Agenda  

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

Tuesday, May 10th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library

Tuesday, June 14th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library

Tuesday, July 12th @ 5:30pm at the Kenilworth Library

Tuesday, August 9th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library

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


 

Annual Report


Board of Trustees

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

Mark Jowett

Marney Klein


Board Meetings, Agendas, Minutes

2021 Minutes

2020 Minutes

2019 Minutes

Previous years minutes are kept on file at the Kenmore Branch Library.  Please contact the library for more information/


Bylaws

 

 


Budget

 


Strategic Plan