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318 Montrose Avenue
Buffalo , NY 14223 Map
Phone: 716-834-7657
Fax: 716-834-4695
Dorinda Darden, Director

Montrose Avenue runs north off Kenmore Avenue, west of Niagara Falls Blvd and east of Parkhurst Blvd.

Wheelchair accessible.

Parking lot available. 

Kenilworth has 20 Public Access Computers

(2 Children PCs, 9 Adult PCs  7 Laptops and 2 OPACs).

Networked printing (10 cents per page for black & white, 25 cents per page for color),

Microsoft Office applications, Internet access, seating area with outlet for powering personal laptop.  Free WiFi available.

 After hours book return available in parking lot.

Self Service Public Fax Machine available, 1.75 1st page, 1.00 each additional page using prepaid cards or credit/debit cards

"What can I do at a Public Access Computer?"

A Community Room with the capacity of 30 is available for Library Programs and may be used by nonprofit organizations and groups.  A Meeting Room Application must be completed.

Meeting Room Application and Rules of Use  UPDATED 3/15/17

A Display Case is available for  use by nonprofit organizations and groups.  A Display Case/Exhibit Case Application must be completed.

Display Case/Exhibit Case Application and Rules of Use

Copy Machine - Black and White Copies are 15 cents each.

What's Special About the Kenilworth Library

Located on an area of land that was once part of the Kenilworth Park Race track in the early 1900’s, Montrose Avenue runs north off Kenmore Avenue, west of Niagara Falls Blvd and east of Parkhurst Blvd

Proof that good things can come in small packages, the library houses a wide array of books, magazines, DVDs, Blu-Rays, Audiobooks and CD’s for all ages and  interests. 

About the Kenmore - Town of Tonawanda Friends of the Library

 Join the Kenmore - Town of Tonawanda Friends of the Library

Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Friends of the Library is a registered
​501c3 non-profit organization








May 17th

 4:00 - 5:30 PM

  For ages 5 - 12.

Visit with Violet, a yellow lab licensed therapy dog. Sign up and read to her during your own one-on-one 15 min. reading session between 4:00 & 5:30 PM. She'll listen patiently as you read and never judge your ability! She just loves to be read to!

Registration is necessary. Stop in or call the library at 834-7657.



Read one book from 15 challenge categories and be eligible to win some great prizes. Pick up your entry form at the Circulation Desk!


Join us as Amy, the branch manager for the Kenilworth Library, leads the discussion on the following titles on the  first Wednesday of the month from 2:00 - 3:30 pm.  Read great books and make new friends!  New members are always welcome!

All titles have multiple copies available to borrow from the library, so stop in or call the library for more information or to request a copy of the selected titles.

(unless otherwised stated, regular hold fees  and loan periods apply)

May 3 - Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

June 7 - Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

July 5 - The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

August 2 - Today Will be Different by Maria Semple

September 6 - Circle of Wives by Linda LaPlante

October 4 - The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

November 1- The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

December 6 - Heat and Light by Jennifer Haigh


Curious about the coloring craze, but not crazy about spending  money on coloring supplies?

Every Monday from 5pm until 8pm!

we will have an assortment of coloring projects and colored pens, pencils, markers & crayons set out in the main reading room.  No registration required, just drop in any time for as long  as you like.  Bring the kids and color together, or just spend some time away from it all as you color yourself calm! 


Book a Technology Trainer

Need computer assistance? We can help! These free 45 minute sessions are designed to assist with software support or Internet training. They are not designed to troubleshoot computer problems or repair hardware. Available topics include computer basics, email, Microsoft Office, social networking, and eDevice assistance. Registration is required.


For every 5 items you check out you qualify for a raffle ticket for our montly theme basket!  Come in during the month of April and qualify to win one of two fun/useful baskets!


The Kenmore Branch Library is located on 160 Delaware Road in the village of Kenmore.  As the main library branch in the Town of Tonawanda, they are the location for most of our Public Library Board Meetings and other larger community initatives.  For more information including contact information, hours of service, and programs please visit their website at :


Held at the Kenmore Branch Library at 160 Delaware Road

Every Third Thursday from 12 pm - 3 pm

Get  access to resources and services  including

  • The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
  • food assistance (SNAP, WIC)
  • health insurance 
  • housing counseling
  • senior services,
  • High School Equivalency Information (HSE)

And more!

To see what providers will be there each date contact 


(716) 710-9098






We are working on turning the Kenilworth Library grounds into a beautiful garden!  Have skills to share? Materials to donate?Can you help with regular maintenance and weeding? Click the volunteer form below and return it to either the Kenilworth or Kenmore Libraries.  THANK YOU!

Interested in being a Garden Volunteer?  Click Here!


Don't have a green thumb but still want to help? 

Volunteer Form 

Join us on facebook at @KenilworthLibrary for news,updates, and reminders about everything happening at the Kenilworth Library, as well as other events happening in the Buffalo & Erie County Library System and the Town of Tonawanda.  

Our  Twitter  handle is @KenilworthLibfor  updates on any library changes as well as to promote our programs.

Need some reading inspiration?  Our 90  Pinterest Boards have thousands of suggestions for books available to request from the Buffalo & Erie County Library System which you can have sent to  Kenilworth for pickup (a .25 convience fee applies for each item).  Check out our new & notable boards for items on order or recently recieved.

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to 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 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 Distribution Policy

Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Policy

Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Application

Gift & Donor Recognition Policy


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2017 Board Meeting Minutes



2016 Board Meeting Minutes

2015 Board Meeting Minutes

2014 Board Meeting Minutes

2013 Board Meeting Minutes

2012 Board Meeting Minutes

2011 Board Meeting Minutes

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Branch is closed Monday April 24 through Friday April 28 2017