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 Amazon.com, 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! 

http://smile.amazon.com/ch/16-0792859 

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

Boston Free Library

 

Hours for 2022: 

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

Virtual Story Times: Mondays at 10:30 AM

Join us on Facebook or YouTube for a short story time, sharing some of our favorite books and songs for children ages 2-7.  Videos will be uploaded on Mondays and available to access any time. 

https://www.facebook.com/BostonFreeLibrary/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmGE2zrZbqu7XIPjd6Nu3YQ?view_as=subscriber

Take and Make Crafts

Winter Take and Make

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stop in each week for small craft kits to take home and assemble.  Best for ages 2-7.

Snowmen Kits: January 3rd-14th

January Scavenger Hunt: The Mitten

Mitten Scavenger Hunt

January 18th - 31st

Can you help all the animals find the mitten? 

Based on Jan Brett's The Mitten, participants will locate 8 animals and 1 mitten in the library for a small prize.   

Drop in Craft for January:

January 18th - 29th

Make Your Own Magnets! Use supplies provided or bring your own pictures to create fun personalized magnets.

February Scavenger Hunt: Hearts

Heart Scavenger Hunt

February 1st- February 14th

How many hearts can you find in the library?  Locate at least 15 hearts for a Valentine surprise!

Drop in Crafts for February:

Valentine Craft

Make Your Own Valentines: February 1st-14th

Paper Flower Craft

Paper Flowers: February 15th-28th

 

Curbside/Walk-Up Services Continue to be Available:

Call the library 716-941-3516 or email bos@buffalolib.org 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

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 Thingiverse.com 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

 

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


Bylaws

Boston Free Library Association Bylaws - Amended 


Budget

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.