Boston Free Library

Boston Free Library

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! 

Boston Free Library Policies

System-Wide Policies

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

Boston Free Library

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Temporary Hours:

Monday 10-4

Tuesday 1-7

Thursday 10-4

Friday 1-5

Saturday 10-2

Curbside/Walk-Up Services are still available.  To take advantage of these services:

Call the library 716-941-3516 or email 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:

Reopening Plan

Safety Plan


Book Sale and Basket Raffle

Monday, October 5th - Saturday, October 24th during library hours:

Monday 10-4

Tuesday 1-7

Thursday 10-4

Friday 1-5

Saturday 10-2

By Appointment

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 Programs

Story Time - Mondays at 10:00 AM on Facebook and YouTube

Story time



Virtual Craft Programs:

Fridays at 2:00 PM on Facebook and YouTube



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

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 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

2020 Minutes

2019 Minutes

2018 Minutes

2017 Minutes

2016 Minutes

2015 Minutes


Boston Free Library Association Bylaws - Amended 


Association 2020 Budget - Proposed

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.