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

TOWN OF TONAWANDA PUBLIC LIBRARY COVID-19 MICRO-CLUSTER PLAN (updated December 21, 2021)

The Kenmore  Library is pleased to announce that starting Tuesday, January 5 will we be modifying our current schedule to include limited open hours in addition to our pick-up/curbside hours.

During the part of the day designated as "open hours" you can come into the building to browse and checkout and use public access computers, and the other portion of the day referred to as "pick-up hours" will be limited to curbside/walkup services only.  You can order items to pickup curbside by calling the branch at 873-2842 or using our ONLINE CURBSIDE ORDER FORM

In accordance with New York State executive orders 202.17 and 202.34, properly worn masks covering both the the nose and mouth must be worn at all times while inside the library.

No food or drink is to be permitted at anytime, anywhere in the library.

To promote social distancing, certain computers have been placed out of service, and seating will be limited.  

Our hours may be subject to change based on updated information regarding our micro-cluster status and the current infection rate. 

please refer to TOWN OF TONAWANDA PUBLIC LIBRARY COVID-19 MICRO-CLUSTER PLAN  for the Town of Tonawanda Public library's updated COVID micro-cluster plan ,or call the library at 873-2842. 

All materials should be returned to the outdoor drop box. No donations will be accepted.

Our planned hybrid schedule starting TUESDAY JANUARY 5 will be as follows:

MONDAY

(after Jan 5)

10 am - 2 pm Open Hours

2 pm – 5 pm Pick-up

TUESDAY

12 pm - 3 pm Pick-up

3 pm – 7 pm Open Hours

WEDNESDAY

10 am - 2 pm Open Hours

2 pm – 5 pm Pick-up

THURSDAY

12 pm - 3 pm Pick-up

3 pm – 7 pm Open Hours

FRIDAY

10 am - 2 pm Open Hours

2 pm – 5 pm Pick-up

SATURDAY

10 am – 2 pm Open Hours

SUNDAY

Closed

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

The Winter Reading Wonder

WINTER READING WONDER!

The online reading program for the Town of Tonawanda Public Library

Our online reading program returns with the WINTER READING WONDER! Just like over the Summer it is open to all ages and we’ll even have some COOL prizes! Reading, especially this winter is a great way to explore new places, worlds, and ideas all from the comfort and safety of home.

Runs from Monday, December 7,2020 through Friday, February 26, 2021 . Keep track of your reading online using your ReadSquared account or app.

Click here to register virtually!
http://kkny14.readsquared.com/

Kenmore & Kenilworth's ReadSquared!
or download the app on the Apple App Store or Google Play and search for either Kenmore or Kenilworth

Watch our YouTube video to learn more about the program and how to register! (we made it for the Summer reading program but the same procedure applies!)
https://youtu.be/j8fGEwza9Gw


 

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, January 19th at 7 pm

 

This months selection will be

"#1 Ladies Detective Agency" by Alexander McCall Smith

#1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma  Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea.

This first novel in Alexander McCall Smith’s widely acclaimed The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series tells the story of the delightfully cunning and enormously engaging Precious Ramotswe, who is drawn to her profession to “help people with problems in their lives.” Immediately upon setting up shop in a small storefront in Gaborone, she is hired to track down a missing husband, uncover a con man, and follow a wayward daughter. But the case that tugs at her heart, and lands her in danger, is a missing eleven-year-old boy, who may have been snatched by witchdoctors.

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency received two Booker Judges’ Special Recommendations and was voted one of the International Books of the Year and the Millennium by the Times Literary Supplement.

Western New York Book Club


Join the Western New York virtual Book Club!

Talk about books with fellow Western New Yorkers with the WNY Book Club Community on Goodreads!

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1128022-western-ny-book-club?fbclid=IwAR35etBUwuylp_UDxfElsbS1th49e-gPO0mA5Wi2yy8pa18Nwmrg6wWdvH0

Based out of the various Library Systems in WNY this book club welcomes all persons.

Each month we’ll have a fiction and a non-fiction selection

This month, join in the discussion for the following titles:

Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

and

The White Darkness by David Grann

Join.Read.Comment.Enjoy!


 

TAKE HOME CRAFTS 

 

 

Craft & Carry

Craft & Carry

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

ask about take home craft kits that we can include in your upcoming curbside order!

 

 


 

 

 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 were as follows:

Monday 10-5  

Tuesday 12-7

Wednesday 10-5  

Thursday 12-7  

Friday 10-5  

Saturday 10-4

Sunday CLOSED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Town of Tonawanda Board Info

The next Town of Tonawanda Library Board Meeting will be held 

Tuesday, February 9th @ 5:30pm at the Kenilworth Branch Library

 

 


TOWN OF TONAWANDA PUBLIC LIBRARY REOPENING PLAN

TOWN OF TONAWANDA PUBLIC LIBRARY SAFETY PLAN

TOWN OF TONAWANDA PUBLIC LIBRARY COVID-19 MICRO-CLUSTER PLAN


 

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

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