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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.

Town of Tonawanda Public Library Meeting Room Policy

A Display Case is available for  use by nonprofit organizations 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.


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

 


Schedule of  Events

(Some events require prior registration, please call the Kenilworth Library at 834-7657 during our hours of operation to enroll or find out more about these programs!)


 

Wednesday October 25 6:30 pm

"What did the Scarecrow See?" ages 3-6

Experience stories, songs, activities and crafts all about fall & pumpkins! Registration required.



Wednesday November 1 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Kenilworth Book Discussion
"The Nest" by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

Join us for a librarian led discussion of the novel "The Nest" by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney. 
This is a story about the power of family, the possibilities of friendship, the ways we depend upon one another and the ways we let one another down. In this tender, entertaining, and deftly written debut, Sweeney brings a remarkable cast of characters to life to illuminate what money does to relationships, what happens to our ambitions over the course of time, and the fraught yet unbreakable ties we share with those we love.
Call the library to request a copy, new members are always welcome!


Monday November 6  6:30 pm

"Take Flight" ages 8-12

Build a plane and rocket to learn about the four forces of flight: Lift, weight, thrust & drag.  Registration Required.  


Wednesday November 8 6-7:30 pm

Reading with Gus This reading program for children ages 5 and up 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 Gus, a trained therapy dog. Registration Required



Friday November 10  Library Closed for Veteran's Day Holiday



Wednesday December 6 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Kenilworth Book Club
"Heat & Light" by Jennifer Haigh.



Wednesday December 6 6:30 pm

Explore & More presents: Graham Cracker House.  Join us for our annual Graham Cracker House event where your family can create their own edible masterpieces ! Ages 1-12, caregiver assistance required for younger children.  Registration Required.



Friday December 8 4 pm

Kenilworth Craft Club ages 5 & up
Join us for a special craft project!
Registration Required.


Wednesday December 13 6-7:30 pm

Reading with Gus This reading program for children ages 5 and up 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 Gus, a trained therapy dog. Registration Required.


EVENTS FOR ADULTS


 

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)

November 1- The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

December 6 - Heat and Light by Jennifer Haigh


No programs currently scheduled at Kenilworth at this time.  For a full list of Tech Training Programs scheduled at other Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries please click the link below!

http://www.buffalolib.org/content/computer-training/scheduled-classes

 

 


Monthly Raffle Prize

Win a Barnes & Noble gift card!  Ask for an entry for every 5 items you check out during the month of October.


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 :

http://www.buffalolib.org/content/library-locations/kenmore

 


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 

ToTCommunityHub@gmail.com

(716) 710-9098

www.facebook.com/ToTCoalition 


 

Opportunities Available:

  • Program Helper
  • Library Reviewer
  • Computer Coaches
  • Resume Helper
  • Display Assistant/Artist
  • Garden Coordinator
  • Garden Maintenance
  • Coupon Clipper
  • Craft Helper

 

Stop in or call and ask for our volunteer coordinator for more information on how you can get involved!

 

Looking for a leader /sponsor for this project!  

We are hoping to be able to turn part 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



Richard Geer, Chair

Annette Della Posta, Co-Chair

Stanley Pustulka, Treasurer
 
Jeanne Phillips, Secretary
 
Eileen Crawford
 
Sheila Ginnane
 
Laura Glass
 
Kathleen Kanaley

 

2017 Board Meeting Minutes

 

 

2016 Board Meeting Minutes

2015 Board Meeting Minutes

2014 Board Meeting Minutes

2013 Board Meeting Minutes

2012 Board Meeting Minutes

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The next scheduled holiday for this location is 11/10/2017 (Veteran's Day)

Library Hours
SunClosed
Mon12:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tue10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Wed12:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Thu10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Fri12:00 PM - 08:00 PM
SatClosed