Boston Free Library

Boston Free Library
Library Info

9475 Boston State Rd.
Boston, NY 14025
United States

Fax: 716-941-0941
Lydia Herren, Director

Located on Boston State Road, (Route 391), between Boston Cross and Boston Colden Road. Wheelchair accessible. Parking lot available

Public Access Computers: 6 computers, networked (printing 10 cents per page B&W, 25 cents color) Microsoft Office Applications, Internet Access, Misc. "What can I do at a Public Access Computer?" We now also offer Mobile Printing.

Meeting Room available. Click Here for Community Meeting Room Rules

Yard Games

The Boston Free Library now has yard games available for a 7-day loan period. We have Corn Hole, Bocce, Giant Jenga, Volleyball/Badminton, Croquet, Kubb, Can Jam, and Ladder Ball. Stop in to check them out for your next party!

Did you know when you shop on, you can donate a portion of your sale to the Boston Free Library?  When shopping, be sure to follow the link below to get to our "Amazon Smile" page. Thank you for supporting your library! 

The Boston Free Library is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.

Boston Free Library


Hours for 2021: 

Monday 10-7

Tuesday 12-8

Thursday 10-7

Friday 12-5

Saturday 10-2 

Everyone who enters the building is REQUIRED to wear a mask at this time.

Special Events

Friends of the Boston Library:

October Book Sale and Basket Raffle 

Donated Book Sale: October 9th - October 22nd

Book Sale

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. Antique and collectible books priced individually. Bag and box sale on the final sale days.
To allow social distancing and proper cleaning, visitors may be asked to wait their turn for browsing as a limited number of people will be allowed in the book sale room at any given time.

All proceeds benefit the Boston Free Library.

Basket Raffle: October 1st - October 31st

Basket Raffle

Tickets for the Basket Raffle are $5.00 per sheet or 5 sheets for $20.00.  Winners will be contacted on November 1st!

All proceeds benefit the Boston Free Library.

Painted Pumpkins: Thursday, October 14th 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Painted Pumpkins: Friday, October 15th 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Painted Pumpkins

Join us for an annual event - Painted Pumpkins! Free and fun for all ages! Registration is required so we have enough supplies for all attendees. This program is weather dependent. We will reschedule if necessary. Call 716-941-3516 to register! Please specify which day you are planning to attend when you register. 

WNY Book Arts Button Making Workshop: Saturday, November 13th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

WNY Book Arts

Create your own design and turn it into a button you can wear or give as a gift! For all ages. Call 716-941-3516 to register.  

This program is made possible with support from Fund For the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts. This program was funded in part by Humanities NY with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  

Book Turkey Craft: Thursday, November 18th 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Make your own book animals (turkeys are perfect for the Thanksgiving table centerpiece).  Most designs can be repurposed as Christmas trees next month.  All supplies provided to pre-registered attendees. All ages welcome.  Call 716-941-3516 to register. 

Book Turkey

Holiday Card Making: Saturday, November 27th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Holiday Cards

All supplies provided for a drop in crafting day at the library. Make the perfect homemade holiday cards to send to friends and family.  All ages welcome. Call 716-941-3516 to register. 

"Gingerbread" Houses: Saturday, December 4th 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Gingerbread Houses

Sign up for a time slot to create a decorative gingerbread house using all sorts of non-perishable materials. This is the type of gingerbread house you can keep for years to come.  All ages welcome. Call 716-941-3516 to register.  

Christmas Ornament Class: Saturday, December 18th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Christmas Ornaments

Stop in for an all ages craft day to create a variety of different Christmas ornaments to decorate your own tree or give as gifts.  Call 716-941-3516 to register. 

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. 

Safety Plan

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

Library of Things

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
  • 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

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 


Boston Free Library Board Info

Annual Report

Board of Trustees

Suzanne Borowicz, President

Matthew Boyle, Vice President

Linda Coniglio, Treasurer

Catherine Osborn, Secretary

Kami Callahan

Board Meetings, Agendas, Minutes

2021 Minutes

2020 Minutes

2019 Minutes

2018 Minutes

2017 Minutes

2016 Minutes

2015 Minutes


Boston Free Library Association Bylaws - Amended 


Association 2021 Budget

Association 2020 Budget

Association 2019 Budget

Strategic Plan

Boston Free Library Long Range Plan 2017-2021

Friends of the Boston Library

The Friends of the Boston Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  They generously support and fund a variety of things for the community to enjoy at the library - from furnishings and equipment to materials and programs.  Many Friends also volunteer at the library for events and programs. Funds are raised by the Friends primarily through the Annual Gala Fundraiser and Book Sale.

  • Material (books, dvds, cds, puzzles) donations are generally accepted by Friends at the library during open hours from April - October  Please call the library in advance at 716-941-3516 to verify the availability of storage space for donations.
  • Magazines, reader's digest condensed books, and books in poor condition are not accepted for the book sale.