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Boston Free Library

Hours for 2023: 

Monday 10-7

Tuesday 12-8

Thursday 10-7

Friday 12-5

Saturday 10-2 

Safety Plan

Special Events

Preschool Story Time

Thursdays at 11:00 AM, September 7th - October 26th and November 9th - December 21st

Fall Preschool story time for children ages 2-6. Stories, games, songs, and more! Call 716-941-3516 to register.

Fall Story Time

Adult Beginner Ukulele Class

Thursdays in November at 1:30 PM (November 2nd, 9th, 16th and 30th, extended to include December 14th and December 21st)

Have you always wanted to learn ukulele but didn't know where to start?  We have the perfect class for you!  Call 716-941-3516 to register for our 4-session adult beginner ukulele class.  No experience necessary and we even have a couple of ukuleles available to borrow at the library!

Ukulele Class

Lego Club

Tuesday, November 21st from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for Lego Club night! Spend the evening building a masterpiece at the library with our collection of generously donated Legos and your creation will be displayed until the following month's Lego Club.  Call 716-941-3516 to register to attend. 

Lego Club

Christmas Card Workshop

Saturday, December 2nd from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

All ages welcome! We will have all the supplies necessary to make your own holiday greeting cards to send to friends and family. Create your own masterpieces to spread holiday cheer. Call 716-941-3516 to register to attend.

Holiday Cards

Book Club - The House in the Cerulean Sea

Thursday, December 7th at 5:30 PM

Join us to read and discuss popular titles from the Young Adult and Adult Genres. Recommended for ages 18 and up. Call 716-941-3516 to register. December's selection is The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune.

Book Club - The House in the Cerulean Sea

Glitter Cricut Ornament Workshop

Tuesday, December 12th from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

A Free Adult Craft Workshop! We will be making glitter ornaments and decorating them with Cricut vinyl. A basic Cricut tutorial will be included in the workshop. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 716-941-3516 to register to attend.

Glitter Cricut Ornaments

Christmas Ornament Workshop

Thursday, December 14th from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

All ages welcome. December's craft will be Christmas Ornaments. We will have several different options available that are perfect for gifts or decorating your own tree. All supplies provided for free to pre-registered attendees. Call 716-941-3516 to reserve your spot!

Christmas Ornaments

Lego Club

Tuesday, December 19th from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for Lego Club night! Spend the evening building a masterpiece at the library with our collection of generously donated Legos and your creation will be displayed until the following month's Lego Club.  Call 716-941-3516 to register to attend. 

Lego Club

Curbside/Walk-Up Services Continue to be Available:

Call the library 716-941-3516 or email during open hours to request titles from 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. 

Beyond Books at Boston

Sports Equipment

Sports Equipment Lending

Now you can check out sports equipment through the library!

Available kits include:

  • Kid's Sized Tennis Kits: 2 rackets and 4 tennis balls - courts open and free to use behind the Boston Town Hall and at Sprague Brook Park
  • Kid's Snowshoe Kits - perfect for a winter day at Sprague Brook or on any of the nearby trails! (Best for ages 5+).
    • Two sizes available: Small and Large Youth Sizes

Also Kids under the age of 17 who have fees on their library card can get them removed when the sports equipment is checked out!

Sponsored by the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation, and winner of the 2021 Penguin Random House Library award for Innovation. 

* A parent or guardian must sign a waiver and be present the first time equipment is borrowed. Equipment must be borrowed from and returned to the Boston Free Library. 

Library of Things

Library of Things

Check out what items are available through our catalog!

Images of all items available here.

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
  • Telescope
  • Trail Camera
  • Ukulele
  • 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
  • ClearClick Video Converter - Converts VHS or other video sources to digital
  • VHS-C Adapter
  • VCR 
  • HDMI Cloner Box
  • Osmo Genius Kit
  • Makey Makey

Purchase of these items was made possible by funding generously secured by Senator Gallivan.

Chromebook Kits

Chromebook Kit

Chromebook Kits (Chromebook + Hotspot) are now available to check out at the Boston Free Library.  

Overview and Frequently Asked Questions

Parent/Guardian Chromebook Kit Checkout Agreement

Yard Games

Yard Games

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
  • Bocce
  • Giant Jenga 
  • Volleyball/Badminton 
  • Croquet 
  • Kubb 
  • Kan Jam
  • Ladder Ball

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 for ideas about what types of things can be printed 

Cricut Maker Machine

  • Available for public use during library hours
  • Basic cardstock provided, patrons are responsible for providing any other appropriate materials for projects