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 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

The Kenmore Library is open!  Our weekly hours are:

Mondays from

10 am – 6 pm

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from

10 am – 8 pm

Fridays and Saturdays from

10 am – 5 pm

We are closed on Sundays  and the following Holidays (PDF)

 

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

 

To promote social distancing, certain computers have been marked out of service, and seating is limited.  One on one tutoring may be permitted if space permits and social distancing can be maintained, it is advisable to call ahead to confirm.

Please wear a mask unless you are fully vaccinated.

 


 

EVENTS

The Kenmore Library does not currently have any in-library events, until we are safely able to host programs again, we do offer the following:

Story Time on our library Facebook Pages

Online Story Time with Joe and Jill

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

Hang out with Joe on Tuesdays and say Hi to Jill on Thursdays at 10:30 am for stories, songs, and lots of fun! 

Story Time Outside!

Family Story Time Outside  (weather permitting)

Mondays at 11 am, Wednesdays at 6 pm starting Monday, July 12

Join us on the lawn across the street from the Kenmore Library at the former Kenmore Middle School at 155 Delaware Rd for stories and fun (be sure to bring a blanket to sit on) !  No registration required. We will be complying with all state COVID-19 mandates. Contact library staff (716-873-2842) for more information.


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! 

 

Advanced Craft & Carry for teens and adults

 

Take home crafting kits for kids (recommended for ages 12 and up)

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.

 

Tails & Tales: Online Summer Reading Program

Tails & Tales: The Town of Tonawanda Online Summer Reading Program

The Town of Tonawanda Public Libraries Online Summer reading program returns in 2021, and this year it's even bigger and better with award winning virtual programming from Page Turner Adventures as well as great prizes!

Runs from July 1st through August 27th and is open to all ages!

If this is your first time participating, signing up is easy, just go to  http://kkny14.readsquared.com/ to register 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 2020 reading program but the same procedure applies!)

https://youtu.be/j8fGEwza9Gw

If you are already signed up from one of our previous reading programs, you will not need to register again!

This summer, in addition to keeping track of your reading and earning badges your READsquared account will also have fun interactive videos each week from Page Turner Adventures!

Let your child’s imagination run wild this summer as they transform into Storyologists, virtually traveling through the “Once Upon a Time Machine” to explore different adventures with Page Turner and Kenny. There are five days of programming for each weekly theme which includes comedy shows, virtual field trips, craft projects and recipes.

In keeping with the “Tails and Tails” summer reading theme we will have some great prizes to win!  Ages 5 and under can win a set a family passes to the Buffalo Zoo, ages 6-12 can win Family passes to the Buffalo Museum of Science, and for teen and adults, $50 target gift cards!  Special thanks to the Buffalo Zoo, Buffalo Museum of Science, and the Ken-Ton Friends of the Library for their generous donations!


Kenmore Library Book Club

The Kenmore Library Book Club

Join Mary for a monthly book discussion. Email knm@buffalolib.org for information about getting a copy of the book to be discussed.  Kenmore Library Book Club titles 2021 (pdf)


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.

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

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

The next Town of Tonawanda Library Board Meeting will be held 

Tuesday, May 11th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore 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

TOWN OF TONAWANDA DECLARED HEALTH EMERGENCY 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

2021 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