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.
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.
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.
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 Meeting Room Use 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
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Financial Policy
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Gift & Donor Recognition Policy
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Petty Cash Policy
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Claim Audit Policy
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Study Room Use Policy
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Open Meetings Policy
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Social Media Policy
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Suspension of Library Privileges Appeals Process
The Kenmore Branch is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.
The Kenmore Library is open on:
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
Our public Wi-Fi service is always available and the signal range extends to our parking lot
Friends of the Library Winter Book Sale!
Takes place at 155 Delaware Road (Door #8) - Formerly the Kenmore Middle School
Thursday, December 1st from 3-7 pm
Friday, December 2nd, from 3-7 pm
Saturday December 3rd from 9 am - 1 pm
Hardcover and Young Adult books
Trade Paperbacks and Children's Hardcovers
Pocket Paperbacks and Children's Paperbacks
New books added daily
Credit cards accepted
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.
Looking for something for kids to do during the winter break from school? The Kenmore Library will have fun drop in activities all week! No special times, no sign ups needed.
Self directed scavenger hunt all day Tuesday, December 27
We'll have fun STEM activity toys out for free play all day Wednesday, December 28
Our pin back button makers will be out all day on Thursday, December 29
We'll have a crafting station and craft ideas available all day on Friday, December 30th
Hooray for Story Time! (Winter 2023 sessions)
Preschool Story Time for ages 3-5 (registration begins Monday, December 12)
Tuesday Mornings at 10:30 am January 10 through February 21
Enjoy stories, finger plays, and songs!
Story time meets Tuesday mornings at 10:30 am from January 10 through February 21.
For children age 3-5.
Registration requiredSpace is limited to registered participants, so registration inecessary.
Cal 716-873-2842 or stop in the library to register starting September 6.
Family Story Time for kids ages 0-5 and their caregivers (registration begins Monday, December 12)
Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm
January 11 through February 22
Crafts! Stories! Songs!
Toddler Time for 2 year olds (registration begins Monday, December 12)
A special story time just for 2 year olds and their caregivers!
Thursday mornings at 10:15 am
January 12 through February 23
Baby Time for ages 3-23 months and their caregivers (registration begins Monday, December 12)
Thursday mornings at 11:15 am
January 12 through February 23
T(caregiver required to stay)
Please register by calling 716-873-2842 or inquiring at the checkout desk during open hours.
Monthly Kids programs and special events
The first Saturday of each month is Crafterday at Kenmore!
On Saturday, December 3 we'll be making yummy graham cracker houses!
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.
Make a Holiday Graham Cracker House! Thursday, December 8 6:30 -8:30 pm
Come to the Kenmore Library and get in a festive mood by making your own holiday graham cracker house! All supplies provided. For ages 16 and under (younger children need caregiver assistance). Space is limited and registration is necessary. Call the library at (716) 873-2842 to register.
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.
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.
Saturday, December 17, 2022
Presented in partnership with Paws for Love, a program of the SPCA serving Erie County.
Registrations can be made by phone during our open hours at 873-2842 or in person at the checkout desk.
Craft & Carry
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
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.
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.
Book a Technology Trainer: Presented by the Tech Know Lab of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
Wednesday, December 7 2-7
Friday, December 30 10-3
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
- Microsoft Office Basics (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.),
- Organizing Computer Files/Folders,
- Simple Digital Editing Online (audio & photos),
- Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), Using Google, Windows Basics
Call the Kenmore Library at 716-873-2842 to sign up for an appointment.
Current Computer Coach Schedule:
Tuesdays from 6-8 pm
Wednesdays from 10 - 11:30 am
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
Tuesday, December 6th at 6:30 pm
Join us for a fun evening of crafting...in person! In December join us and fold a book tree!
Registration required. Please call 716-873-2842 or stop in the library to sign up
The Kenmore Library Book Club
January 18th – The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich
February 15th – The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
March 15th – The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
April 19th – The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
May 17th – Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson
June 21st – To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
July 19th – The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
August 16th – The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris
September 20th – The Circle by Dave Eggers
October 25th – Dig by A.S. King
(please note this date was changed from the 18th to the 25th for this month)
November 15th – The Hired Girl by L.A. Schlitz
December 20th – An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Our in-house publications!
The Checkout: A REVIEW SOURCE WRITTEN BY LIBRARY PATRONS FOR LIBRARY PATRONS
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.
The KLN Zine- The Kenmore Library News Zine for young adults, with news and reviews and all the hottest pop culture takes.
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Town of Tonawanda Library Board of Trustees
Meeting dates for 2022:
Tuesday, January 25th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library
Tuesday, February 8th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library
**Thursday, March 10th @ 5:30pm at the Kenilworth Library**
Tuesday, April 12th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library
Tuesday, May 24th @ 5:30pm at The Kenilworth Library
Tuesday, June 14th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library
Tuesday, July 12th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library
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
Tuesday, October 11th @ 5:30pm at the Kenilworth Library
Tuesday, November 8th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library
Tuesday, December 13th @ 5:30pm at the Kenmore Library
**Please note change in schedule
Board of Trustees
Richard Geer, Chair
Annette Della Posta, Co-Chair
Stanley Pustulka, Treasurer
Kathleen Kanaley, Secretary
Board Meetings, Agendas, Minutes
- January 2021 Minutes
- February 2021 Minutes
- March 2021 Minutes
- April 2021 Minutes (pdf)
- May 2021 Minutes -PDF
- June 2021 Minutes - PDF
- July 2021 Minutes - PDF
- August 2021 Minutes - PDF
- September 2021 Minutes -PDF
- October 2021 Minutes -PDF
- January 2020 Minutes
- February 2020 Minutes
- March 2020 Minutes
- Special Meeting March 30, 2020
- April 2020 Minutes
- May 2020 Minutes
- June 2020 Minutes
- July 2020 Minutes
- August 2020 Minutes
- September 2020 Minutes
- October 2020 Minutes
- November 2020 Minutes
- December 2020 Minutes
- December 2019 Minutes
- November 2019 Minutes
- October 2019 Minutes
- September 2019 Minutes
- August 2019 Minutes
- July 2019 Minutes
- June 2019 Minutes
- May 2019 Minutes
- April 2019 Minutes
- February 2019 Minutes
- January 2019 Minutes
Previous years minutes are kept on file at the Kenmore Branch Library. Please contact the library for more information/