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.
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
- 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 Display Case 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
- Town of Tonawanda Public Library Whistleblower Policy
The Kenmore Branch is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.
The Kenmore Library is open on:
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.
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
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 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 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 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
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
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.
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.
April 8, May 13th, June 10th , July 8th, August 12th, September 9th, October 14, November 11th, December 9th
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, 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.
Registrations can be made by phone during our open hours at 873-2842 or in person at the checkout desk.
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.
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
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
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
Take home crafting kits for kids (recommended for ages 5-10)
ask about available take home crafting kits currently available!
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
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
- 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.
Interested in becoming a computer coach volunteer? Fill out an application and send to email@example.com 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 - 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
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
The Kenmore Library Book Club
Join Mary on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:45 pm for a monthly book discussion.
email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the library at 873-2842 during open hours for information about getting a copy of the book to be discussed.
January 17th – The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner
February 21st – Verity by Colleen Hoover
March 21st – The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
April 18th – The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
May 16th – Less by Andrew Sean Greer
June 20th – One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle
July 18th – Then You Dance by George William Walker (local author)
August 15th – Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
September 19th – Recursion by Blake Crouch
October 17th – Dopesick: dealers, doctors, and the drug company that addicted America by Beth Macy
November 21st – What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad
December 19th – Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
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 Board Info
Town of Tonawanda Library Board of Trustees
Meeting dates for 2023:
Tuesday, February 14 @ 5:30 pm at the Kenmore Library
Tuesday, January 10th @ 5:30 pm at the Kenmore Library
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
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
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/
Long Range Plan