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?"

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.

Summer Programming Flyer

  • Outdoor Preschool Story Time - Ages 3-6
    • Thursdays at 10:30 AM
    • June 17th -August 19th
  • Teen Summer Book Club - for kids entering 6th - 10th grade in the Fall of 2021
    • Informational Meeting June 1st at 6:00 PM
    • Meetings will run from June 22nd - August 17th on Tuesdays
  • Kids Yoga - Ages 3-10
    • Saturdays at 11:00 AM 
      • June 19th, July 10th, August 7th 
  • Craft Fridays - All Ages
    • Fridays from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
      • June 25th, July 9th, July 23rd, August 13th
  • Chalk Art Week - All Ages
    • June 28th-July 2nd 
  • Bubble Day - All Ages
    • Thursday, July 15th 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Game Day - All Ages
    • Friday, August 6th 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Summer Concert Series - Outdoors and Socially Distanced
    • Thursdays at 6:00 PM
      • June 24th - Kody & Herren
      • July 29th - Chris Squier
      • August 26th - The Panfil Brothers

All Summer Programs are planned for the library's outdoor space and are weather dependent.  Please call 716-941-3516 to register for all events. 

All attendees (over the age of 2) are asked to wear masks/cloth face-coverings during all summer programs - indoors and outdoors.  Vaccinated attendees may be permitted to remove their mask/face-coverings if social distancing (6') is maintained.  The Library reserves the right to ask for proof of vaccination.

Curbside/Walk-Up Services Continue to be Available:

Call the library 716-941-3516 or email during these 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. 

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!

Below are the Board approved reopening and safety plans for the Boston Free Library:

Reopening Plan

Safety Plan

Micro-Cluster Strategy Plan - revised 1/4/2021

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.