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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. 


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(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!)

Button Making Wednesdays from 5 to 7 pm at Kenilworth Library

Button Making : Every Wednesday from 5 - 7 pm.  Come to the library to make your own buttons!  Find a favorite picture, photo, or make an original design and have it pressed into a 1.25 inch button.  Fashionable, Fun and Fabulous!  Open to all ages and no registration is required.  There is a limit of 3 buttons per person.  Contact the library for more information.


Wed May 2 at 2 pm Book Discussion details in text below


Join us for a librarian led discussion of the novel "The Stranger in the Woods" by Michael Finkel

Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it. This is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, making this dream a reality—not out of anger at the world, but simply because he preferred to live on his own. 

In 1986, a shy and intelligent twenty-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the forest. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later, when he was arrested for stealing food. Living in a tent even through brutal winters, he had survived by his wits and courage, developing ingenious ways to store edibles and water, and to avoid freezing to death. He broke into nearby cottages for food, clothing, reading material, and other provisions, taking only what he needed but terrifying a community never able to solve the mysterious burglaries. Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of his secluded life—why did he leave? what did he learn?—as well as the challenges he has faced since returning to the world. It is a gripping story of survival that asks fundamental questions about solitude, community, and what makes a good life, and a deeply moving portrait of a man who was determined to live his own way, and succeeded.

Call the library to request a copy and come and join us!

Reading with Gus ages 5-12 Wed May 2 6-7:30 PM

Kids ages 5-12, Gus is looking for readers on Wednesday May 2 2018 between 6 and 7:30 pm!

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 is required for this program. Please call the library at 834-7657 for more information, or to reserve a spot.

Monday May 7 at 6:30 pm Fairy Tale Engineering Program ages 6-10

A story and science program for children ages 6-10. Help some of your favorite fairy tale characters solve their problems with hands-on projects: Rapunzel is trapped in the tower - help her escape by designing and building a zip line; help Jack with the golden eggs by building an extending grabber. This program is free, and registration is required. Please call the library at 834-7657 to register.


The Kenilworth Branch Library will be closed on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 so staff may participate in a system wide Staff Development Day of training, information and resource sharing to better serve our library patrons.  Our drop box remains open while we are closed.  The library will resume it's regular schedule on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 10 am.  Visit us online 24/7 at Buffalolib.org.  We apologize for any inconvenience. 


The Kenilworth Craft Club features a new craft for kids 5 and up each month (usually on the 2nd Friday of the month).  Sign up and join us on Friday May 11 at 4 pm when we will make bird ornaments using a recycled CD and shredded paper.  To ensure we have enough room and materials for everyone, registration is required for this event.  Contact the library at 834-7657 during open hours to find out more!

Kenilworth Book Discussions


Join us as Amy, the librarian 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)


Kenilworth Library Book Discussions 2018

Kenilworth Library Book Discussion Titles for 2018

January 3 - "The Spy" by Paulo Coelho

February 7 - "The Sleepwalker" by Chris Bohjalian

March 7 - "Loving Frank" by Nancy Horan

April 4  - "The Second Mrs Hockaday" by Susan Rivers

May 2 - "The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit" by Michael Finkel

June 6 - "Stars are Fire" by Anita Shreve

July 11 - "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng **please note due to the Independence Day Holiday falling on the first Wednesday in July, this book discussion is scheduled for the second Wednesday of July.

August 1 - "Manhattan Beach" by Jennifer Eagan

September 5 - "Their Eyes were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston

October 3 - "Future Home of the Living God" by Louise Erdrich

November 7 - "Exit West" by Moshin Hamid

December 5 - "BearTown" by Fredrik Backman

Join us on the above dates at 2 pm to duscuss these titles.  New members are always welcome!


Flyer for Kenilworth Library Sci Fi basket raffle described in text belowThe Kenilworth Library wants to encourage everyone to discover all the great items available to borrow from the Buffalo and Erie County Library System!  And we're sweetening the pot with our monthly basket raffle!  Each month we will have a new basket or gift card to give away!  You qualify for a raffle ticket for every 5 items you check out during the month.  Enter as many times as you like, but you must check out at least 5 items during each visit .  Bring your reciept to the desk to recieve your entry tickets!  This month we are raffling off a a bunch of out of this world items featuring some of your favorite sci-fi fanchises, Including a Star Wars decorated 2 qt slow cooker and other collectibles, a Star Trek Captain Spock Teddy Bear, and a very useful guide to galactic travel. Drawing will be held on Friday May the Fourth 2018!


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.

  • Friday May 18 2-4 pm
  • Friday June 15 1-4 pm

For classes scheduled at all libraries, please click on the link below.



@ Kenmore branch library

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 :


Spotlight on the 100th anniversary of a Womans RIght to vote in New York State

On Sunday, November 5, 2017, the Kenmore Village Improvement Society held a special program at the Kenmore United Methodist Church celebrating the 100th anniversary of a woman's right to vote in New York State.  There were some special guest speakers, as well as people dressed in clothing of the period, music and more!  The Town of Tonawanda Public Library Kenmore Branch created a special brochure for the event.  It contained a selection of titles available through the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library for kids and adults who want to delve deeper into this seminal time in our state and nation's history.  Download your own copy of the brochure HERE.

Check out pictures from the event at the KVIS Facebook Page HERE. 

Town of Tonawanda Coalition Community Resource Hub

The Town of Tonawanda Coalition Community Resouce Hub

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







Connect with Us

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.

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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!

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Town of Tonawanda Public Library Investment Policy

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Town of Tonawanda Distribution Policy

Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Policy

Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Application

Gift & Donor Recognition Policy

Town of Tonawanda Library Board

Richard Geer, Chair

Annette Della Posta, Co-Chair

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

Library Board will hold a

Regular Meeting on

Tuesday,May 8, 2018

7:00 PM

at the

Kenmore Branch Library

160 Delaware Road

Kenmore, New York 14217

2018 Board Meeting Minutes

January 2018 Minutes

February 2018 Minutes

March 2018 Minutes

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 05/28/2018 (Memorial Day)

Library Hours
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