Curbside/Walk-Up Services are still available. To take advantage of these services:
Call the library 716-941-3516 or email email@example.com during these hours to request up to 10 items per library card per day from the items available at the Boston Free Library. Check the library's online catalog using the "Limit Search Results" selecting "Boston" to see currently available items. A staff member will record the titles requested and check them out on your library card.
A pickup time will be arranged with curbside or walk-up specified. Walk-up items will be placed in the foyer upon arrival for pickup. Your safety is very important to us. Face coverings are required and social distancing will be in effect. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Items can be returned at any time in our drop box. Library materials will be quarantined for 96 hours after return and will remain on your card during this time, but will be backdated so no fees will accumulate from items returned on time.
For the health and safety of our staff, we are not accepting book/material donations at this time. Thank you for your understanding.
Virtual (online) Programming will continue.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all library programming is taking place online.
Below are the Board approved reopening and safety plans for the Boston Free Library:
Monday, October 5th - Saturday, October 24th during library hours:
Large book sale of donated items: adult hardcover books, paperbacks, nonfiction, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and lots of children's books all priced between $0.25-$1.00.
To allow social distancing and proper cleaning, only one person or family unit will be able to browse the sale at a time. Call 716-941-3516 to schedule an appointment (scheduling will begin September 21st). Walk-ins will be welcomed based on availability.
Basket Raffle tickets will be sold for $5.00 per sheet of tickets or 5 sheets for $20.00. Tickets for the raffle will be sold from October 5th - October 24th with the drawing occurring on October 24th at 2:00 PM. You do not need to be present to win.
In Person Craft Programs:
Painted Pumpkins - October 26th - October 30th
Monday 1-3, Tuesday 2-6, Thursday 1-3, Friday 2-4
Call 716-941-3516 to register for an appointment to create fun painted pumpkins! All ages welcome - appointments will be scheduled in half hour blocks for one family at a time, all supplies provided or you may bring your own pumpkin. The program will be conducted outside weather permitting or inside if it is raining. Masks are required for all participants.
Book Turkeys - November 16th - November 21st
Monday 11-3, Tuesday 2-6, Thursday 11-3, Friday 2-4, Saturday 10-1
Call 716-941-3516 to register for an appointment to create these fun Thanksgiving centerpieces! All ages welcome - appointments will be scheduled in hour blocks for one family at a time, all supplies provided. Masks are required for all participants.
Virtual Craft Programs:
The Boston Free Library now has yard games available for a 7-day loan period. Must be picked up and returned at the Boston Library; not eligible for reservations.
- Corn Hole
- Giant Jenga
- Kan Jam
- Ladder Ball
Library of Things
The Boston Free Library has the following items available for 7-day loan period. Must be checked out on a valid adult library card and picked up and returned at the Boston Library during open hours.
- Sports Action Camera
- Green Screen
- Outdoor Projector and Screen
- Trail Camera
- Portable Light Therapy Energy Lamp
- Digital Radon Detector
- Metal Detector
- Karaoke System
- Bubble Machine
- Film Slide, Negative and Photo Converter
- Super 8 and 8 mm Film Converter
- Record Player - Converts Vinyl, Cassette and CD to USB Flash Drive
Purchase of these items was made possible by funding generously secured by Senator Gallivan.
3D Printing at the Boston Library
- Lulzbot Taz 6 Printer available for use
- stl files accepted by email, web link, or USB with approval based on the library's 3D Printer Policy
- Fees based on weight of the finished project at $.05 per gram
- PLA, ABS and PETg available; colors subject to change
- Check out Thingiverse.com for ideas about what types of things can be printed