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.

    There are two meeting rooms at the Kenmore Library available for library programs and use by nonprofit organizations and groups. The larger room has a capacity of 47 people and the smaller room has a capacity of 25 people. Meeting rooms will be assigned for use based on availability and room capacity. A meeting room application must be completed.

    Town of Tonawanda Public Library Meeting Room Application

    The Kenmore Library has three Study Rooms available on a first come, first served basis. Two of the study rooms can accommodate up to 5 people, and the small study room can accommodate up to 2 people.

    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.

    Kenmore Branch Policies

    System-Wide Policies

    The Kenmore Branch is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.

    Kenmore Branch

     

    The Kenmore Library is open on:

    our hours

    Mondays from 10 am – 6 pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 am – 9 pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am – 5 pm and Sundays from 12 - 5 pm

     

     

    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 the Kenmore Library at this time. 

    You CAN donate to The Ken-Ton friends of the Library Group Saturdays from 10-12 across the street at the former Kenmore middle school 155 Delaware Rd Door #8.

     

    Book Sale

    Friends of the Library Book Sale (at the former Kenmore Middle School)

    The Friends are back with all new items for a Spring Book Sale. All books are $1 (and childrens books priced at 25-50 cents) All proceeds benefit the Kenmore & Kenilworth Branch Libraries.

    Dates/times of sale:
    Thursday, March 30th 3:00-7:00pm
    Friday, March 31st 3:00-7:00pm
    Saturday, April 1st 9:00am-12:00pm

    155 Delaware Road (Former Kenmore Middle School, Door #8)
    Free admission | credit cards accepted

    EVENTS

    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 4-6 pm. Make a personalized button or magnet! All supplies provided and program is for all ages. No registration necessary- drop in anytime between 4-6pm.

    Board Games All Day Saturday: 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.

     


    Hooray for Story Time! (Spring 2023 sessions)

    Preschool Story Time

    Preschool Story Time for ages 3-5 

    Tuesday Mornings at 10:30 am April 4 - May 16 (Registration required.)

    Enjoy stories, finger plays, and songs!

    Story time meets Tuesday mornings at 10:30 am, April 4 through May 16.

    For children age 3-5.

    Registration required .

    Call 716-873-2842 or stop in the library to sign uoy to register starting September 6.

    family story time

    Family Story Time for kids ages 0-5 and their caregivers

    Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm April 4th - May 16th.  (Registration required)

    Crafts! Stories! Songs!

    Registration required call or stop in to sign up

    Toddler Time for Two's

    Toddler Time for 2-year-olds 

    A special story time just for 2-year-olds and their caregivers!

    Thursday mornings at 10:00 am

    April 6th - May 18th 

    Registration required


    Baby Time

    Baby Time for ages 3-23 months and their caregivers 

    Thursday mornings at 11:15 am April 6 - May 18th (Registration required)

    Come enjoy songs, books, and lap bounces with your baby! Each child will also get a board book to hold

    Registration required call or stop in to sign up


    Monthly Kids programs and special events

    CRAFTERDAY

    Crafterday

    The first Saturday of each month is Crafterday at Kenmore! 

    On Saturday, April 1 we'll make a popsicle stick dinosaur, no fooling!

    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.

     

    Lego Club

    Lego Club 

    Held the 2nd Saturday of the month from 11 am - 12 pm

    Complete in our monthly challenges, or just enjoy some free building time.

    No registration required. Recommended for ages 6-12.

    upcoming dates:

     April 8, May 13th, June 10th , July 8th, August 12th, September 9th, October 14, November 11th, December 9th

     

     

    Books & 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, March 18, 2023
    Saturday, April 15, 2023
    Saturday, May 20, 2023
    Saturday, June 17, 2023
    Saturday, July 15, 2023
    Saturday, August 19, 2023
    Saturday, September 16, 2023
    Saturday, October 21, 2023
    Saturday, November 18, 2023
    Saturday, December 16, 2023

    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.

     

    Free play for ages 2-6

    Free Play at the Kenmore Library (ages 2-6)

    Every 4th Saturday from 11 am - 1 pm. Ages 2-6. Enjoy an open-play experience allowing both you & them to socialize
    Parents & Caregivers required to stay. No registration required.

    Upcoming dates 

    Saturday March 25,  April 22,  May 27, June 24, July 22, August 26, September 23, October 28, November 25, December 23

     

    Spring Break Week at the Kenmore Library

    Spring Break Week at the Kenmore Library

    Join us during the school break for fun drop in activities 

    Monday, April 3

    Check out the "Library on Wheels" when the Bookmobile makes at pit stop at the Kenmore Branch from 1-1:45 pm. 

    Enjoy gaming the really old fashioned way  with our in-house collection of board games which will be available all day

    Tuesday April 4

    Tinker with Toys- We will have our collection of STEM related toys out all day

    Wednesday April 5 

    Crafting supplies out all day

    Thursday April 6

    Button Making all Day


     

     

     

    Talk on the Wild Side

    Hawk Creek--Talk on the Wild Side!

    Tuesday April 11th @ 6 PM

    Learn about and meet local animal representatives from Hawk Creek Wildlife Center! This event is for all ages, but recommended for ages 8 and up. No registration necessary.

     


    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

    Bricks to Go!  A Take home building challenge for kids 6-14

    Can't make it to (or wait for) our next 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.

     

    Programs for Teens and Adults


    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.


     

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    Notary Public - Wednesdays from 6-7 PM

    Starting in September of 2022 our Notary Public volunteer will be available from 6-7 pm on Wednesdays. No appointment is necessary and walk-ins are welcome. Call 716-873-2842 for more information.


    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, April 28, 2023 10 am - 3 pm

    Sign up for a 45 minute one on one training session 

    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 

     Interested in becoming a computer coach volunteer? Fill out an application and send to knm@buffalolib.org with Computer Coach Volunteer application in the subject line.

    Current Computer Coach Schedule:

    Mondays 10-11:30 am

    Tuesdays from 6-8 pm

    Wednesdays from 10 - 11:30 am

    Saturdays from 10 am - 12 pm

    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 availability, it is advised that you contact the branch beforehand for the current schedule. Call 716-873-2842 for more information.

    Kenmore Crafting Night

    Kenmore Crafting Night - Tuesday April 4 at 6:30 pm

    For ages 14 and up.

    Join us for a fun evening of crafting...in person! In April join us and make a beaded safety pin bracelet.

    Registration required. Please call 716-873-2842 or stop in the library to sign up

     


     

    Arty Time is excellent!

    Art-y Time Paint Night!  Thursday, March 23 6-8 pm

    Get in the springtime mood and show your creative side while you work with a local artist to make a beautiful piece of art! All materials provided- just bring your artistic spirit! Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the library at (716) 873-2842 to register. Presented by Art-y Time Home Painting Parties.

    Note: This program is for adults


    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.  

     

    January 17thThe Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner   

     

    February 21stVerity by Colleen Hoover   

     

    March 21stThe Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner  

     

    April 18th The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson    

     

    May 16thLess by Andrew Sean Greer   

     

    June 20thOne Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle    

     

    July 18thThen You Dance by George William Walker (local author)    

     

    August 15th Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid 

     

    September 19thRecursion by Blake Crouch

     

    October 17thDopesick: dealers, doctors, and the drug company that addicted America by Beth Macy  

     

    November 21stWhat Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad

     

    December 19thCircling the Sun by Paula McLain

     

     

     

    Our in-house publications!

     

    The Checkout

    The Checkout: A REVIEW SOURCE WRITTEN BY LIBRARY PATRONS FOR LIBRARY PATRONS

    Issue #1.

    Issue #2 

    Issue #3

    Issue #4

     

    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

    Issue #24 MAR/APR 2022

    Issue #25 SUMMER 2022

    Issue #26 FALL 2022

    Issue #27 SPRING 2023

    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

    Issue #13 MAR/APR 2022

    Issue #14 Summer 2022

    Issue #15 FALL 2022

    Issue #16 Spring 2023

    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.

    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 2023:

     

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

    Agenda  Minutes

     

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

    Agenda  Documents Minutes

     

    Meeting dates for 2022:

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

    Agenda  Minutes  Documents 

    Tuesday, February 8th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library

    Agenda    Minutes

    **Thursday, March 10th @ 5:30pm at the Kenilworth Library**

    Agenda   Minutes

    Tuesday, April 12th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library

    Minutes (DRAFT)  Agenda  April 2022 Minutes (final)

    Tuesday, May 24th @ 5:30pm at The Kenilworth Library

    Agenda Minutes Directors Report

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

    Agenda Minutes

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

    Agenda Minutes

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

    There was no board meeting held in August 

    Tuesday, September 13th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library

    Agenda  Minutes

    Tuesday, October 11th @ 5:30pm at the Kenilworth Library

    Agenda

    Tuesday, November 8th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library

    Agenda  Minutes

    Tuesday, December 13th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library

    Agenda  Minutes

     

    **Please note change in schedule


     

    Annual Report


    Board of Trustees

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

    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

     


    Long Range Plan