Welcome to the Thomas J. McDonnell Memorial Library at Frederick Law Olmsted School at Kensington

Our Library Media Specialist is Mr. Daniel Buchanan: DBuchanan@buffaloschools.org

Please click here to view Mr. Buchanan’s Library page which contains online databases, an online public access catalog and helpful links.


Helpful links for students:

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University  Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects.

MLA Sample Paper Sample MLA paper that adheres to the 2009 updates.

KnightCite Citation Service Online citation generator service provided by the Hekman Library of Calvin College.

Citation Machine Interactive web tool designed to assist high school, college, and university students, their teachers, and independent researchers in their effort to respect other people’s intellectual properties.

College Board Non-profit organization committed to excellence and equity in education. Their mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity.

Transitioning to College You are discovering (or will discover soon) that although many things about college classes and coursework are pretty similar to high school, there are still BIG differences. Explore this site to learn more about what is involved in transitioning to college.

Network for Good Find volunteer opportunities that match your interests and geographic location.


Health Related

Center for Young Woman’s Health The Center for Young Women’s Health (CYWH) is a collaboration between the Division of Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine and the Division of Gynecology at Children’s Hospital Boston.

Young Men’s Health A website for teen guys & young men featuring state-of-the-art health information. The mission of youngmenshealthsite.org is to help teen boys improve their understanding of normal health and development, as well as of specific diseases and conditions. We want to empower teen boys and young men around the world to take an active role in their own health care.

TeensHealth We’re a safe, private place for teens who need honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions, and life. TeensHealth is accessible 24 hours a day so you can get the doctor-approved information you need to make educated decisions — or help a friend who needs advice. There’s a lot of confusing, misleading, and just plain wrong health information on the Web. Our mission is to tell it to you straight.

Brave Kids Medical Information and Resources for Children.  Search for help by zip code.


Fun Places

FindingDulcinea FindingDulcinea presents only credible, high-quality and trustworthy Web sites, saving time for the novice and the experienced user alike.

OnlineConversion.com Convert just about anything to anything else.

Teen Reads Find out about the newest books, what’s popular and what other teens are reading.

Teen Central A place where you can express your opinion.

GO Bike Buffalo Working to create healthy, environmentally sustainable, community friendly transportation options in the City of Buffalo

America On the Move On the Move Foundation (AOMF) is an evidence-based nonprofit organization located in Denver, CO. Our mission is to improve health and quality of life by promoting healthful eating and active living among individuals, families, communities, and society.

Guinness World Records Find the latest Guinness World Records.

Famous Birthdays Who do you share your birthday with?









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