160 Delaware Rd.
Kenmore, NY 14217
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.
A 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.
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
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Display Case Policy
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Rules of Conduct
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Procurement Policy
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Investment Policy
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Bulletin Board Policy
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Distribution Policy
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Lost and Found Policy
- Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Policy
- Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Application
- Gift & Donor Recognition Policy
The Kenmore Branch is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.
KENMORE LIBRARY COVID-19 RELATED POLICIES * OUR VIRTUAL PROGRAMS* TAKE HOME CRAFTS* OTHER LIBRARY EVENTS
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 will be as follows:
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED
An All Ages Pumpkin Decorating Contest!
call 716-873-2842 or register in person
Celebrate the season with us with this fun contest! Decorate your own pumpkin at home (it can be real or fake) get creative, whether it's by old school carving, paint, glitter, stickers (or a combination!)
Drop off your pumpkin creations at the library during open hours on Thursday October 22 and Friday October 23.
We will display them in the library by age group: 0-5, 6-12, 13-17, and 18 and up.
Stop in the library between Monday October 26 and Thursday October 29 to vote for your favorite pumpkin in the 4 different age groups. Even if you can't decorate a pumpkin, be sure to stop in to see all the entries and vote!
On Friday, October 30 be sure to come and pick up your pumpkin in time to display back at home for Halloween.
The pumpkin with the most votes in each category will win a prize!
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
Jill will read two stories and sing two songs (story time) usually has a run time of around 15 minutes
The Kenmore Library Virtual Book Club
Join Mary for an online book discussion via Zoom.
On Tuesday, November 17 at 7 pm
This months selection will be
The Electrifying Fall of Rainbow City' by Margaret Creighton
The Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, meant to herald the twentieth century, went tragically, spectacularly awry.
In 1901, Buffalo was the eighth-largest city in the United States, and its leaders had big dreams. They would host a world’s fair, showcasing the Americas, and bring millions of people to western New York. With nearby Niagara Falls as a drawing card and with stunning colors and electric lights, they hoped the fair would be more popular and more brilliant, literally, than Chicago’s White City of 1893.
The Exposition opened with fanfare; its wonders, both strange and magnificent, dazzled the public. Then tragedy struck. In the early autumn of 1901, an assassin stalked the fairgrounds, waiting for President William McKinley. That was shocking enough, but there were more surprises in store. A female daredevil captivated crowds by trying to ride a barrel over Niagara Falls. Apache leader Geronimo startled visitors with a controversial performance. And a showman called the Animal King, the self-proclaimed star of the Midway, announced that one of his acts, the smallest woman in the world and the fair’s “mascot,” had been kidnapped. Then he staged the attempted electrocution of an elephant.
In this extraordinary account, Margaret S. Creighton lifts the curtain on the assassination of McKinley as well as on the fair’s lesser-known battles, involving both notorious and forgotten figures. In a story that is by turns suspenseful, heartrending, and triumphant, she reveals the myriad power struggles that not only marked the Exposition but shaped the new century.
Everyone is welcome to join!
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 758 7397 1088
Craft & Carry
Take home crafting kits for kids (recommended for ages 5-10)
We miss crafting with you!
Until we can craft together again inside the library, kids can pick up a free project to complete at home.
Directions and most supplies are included, but you might need a few common items from your house.
Supplies are limited - come in soon!
Child must be present to receive.
This months craft includes supplies to make 2 spooktacular monster magnets!
Advanced Craft and Carry
Recommended for ages 15 and up
This month we had a special melted crayon art kit. If you picked one up or want to make it on your own, we'd love to see your creations, watch our YouTube video to see how it's done!
The next Town of Tonawanda Library Board Meeting will be held at the Kenmore Branch Library
On Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 7 pm
Board of Trustees
Richard Geer, Chair
Annette Della Posta, Co-Chair
Stanley Pustulka, Treasurer
Kathleen Kanaley, Secretary
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