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

KENMORE BRANCH LIBRARY HOURS

Monday  10 am - 6 pm

Tuesday 10 am - 8 pm

Wednesday 10 am - 8 pm

Thursday 10 am - 8 pm

Friday 10 am - 5 pm

Saturday 10 am - 5 pm

Sunday CLOSED

 

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.  One on one tutoring may be permitted if space permits and social distancing can be maintained, it is advisable to call ahead to confirm.

Our hours may be subject to change based on updated information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic 

All materials should be returned to the drop box. All materials will be quarantined for a minimum of 96 hours (4 days), once items are through the quarantine process they are discharged and backdated to the actual date of return. 

No donations will be accepted.

 


 

VIRTUAL PROGRAMS 

Online Story Time with Joe and Jill

Online Story Time 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 Joe every Tuesday and Jill on  Thursdays  on our Facebook page at

https://www.facebook.com/KenmoreLib and

https://www.facebook.com/KenilworthLibrary

each program is posted on both accounts and  usually has a run time of around 15 minutes


Bug Diorama Contest

BUG DIORAMA CONTEST OPEN TO ALL AGES!

We all had so much fun with the pumpkin decorating last fall, so lets celebrate spring with a new creative challenge, a bug diorama contest!

Craft a 3d scene using depicting your favorite (or creepiest) insects and bugs. It could be a faithful recreation of nature, or a wacky fantastical scenario, perhaps puns are involved, it's up to you and your imagination!

Sign up by calling the library at at 873-2842 or by stopping by the desk by Friday April 9th.

Drop off your creations between April 10th - April 13th, and get ready to vote for your favorites April 14-17.

Open to all ages, youth to adult

If you need a shoe box or some decorations to get started, let us know when you sign up, we will have some starter kits available while supplies last.

***********OMG!!!! SO IMPORTANT!!!!**********

Please do not use food items or ACTUAL BUGS in your dioramas!


Kenmore Library Virtual Book Club

The Kenmore Library Virtual Book Club

Join Mary for an online book discussion via Zoom.

On Tuesday, April 20th at 7 pm

 

This months selection will be

The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna ​by Juliet Grames

The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna ​by Juliet Grames book cover

From Calabria to Connecticut: a sweeping family saga about sisterhood, secrets, Italian immigration, the American dream, and one woman's tenacious fight against her own fate

For Stella Fortuna, death has always been a part of life. Stella’s childhood is full of strange, life-threatening incidents—moments where ordinary situations like cooking eggplant or feeding the pigs inexplicably take lethal turns. Even Stella’s own mother is convinced that her daughter is cursed or haunted.

In her rugged Italian village, Stella is considered an oddity—beautiful and smart, insolent and cold. Stella uses her peculiar toughness to protect her slower, plainer baby sister Tina from life’s harshest realities. But she also provokes the ire of her father Antonio: a man who demands subservience from women and whose greatest gift to his family is his absence.

When the Fortunas emigrate to America on the cusp of World War II, Stella and Tina must come of age side-by-side in a hostile new world with strict expectations for each of them. Soon Stella learns that her survival is worthless without the one thing her family will deny her at any cost: her independence.

In present-day Connecticut, one family member tells this heartrending story, determined to understand the persisting rift between the now-elderly Stella and Tina. A richly told debut, The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna is a tale of family transgressions as ancient and twisted as the olive branch that could heal them.

 

 

 

WNY 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, non-fiction selection, and a kids book selection

 

Join.Read.Comment.Enjoy!


 

TAKE HOME CRAFTS 

 

 

Craft & Carry

Craft & Carry

At the start of each month we will have take home craft kits for kids (and sometimes for teens and adults) ask about our current offerings on your next visit or when you call

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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