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 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 

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

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

Beginning in early 2020, the Boston Free Library will have the following items available for 7-day loan period.  Must be picked up and returned at the Boston Library; not eligible for reservations.

  • 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

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 Thingiverse.com for ideas about what types of things can be printed 

 

 Ongoing Activities 

Call 716-941-3516 to register for all events

Winter Story Time Image

  • Preschool Story Time
    • Mondays 10:30 AM: January 6th - March 30th 
      • Stories, crafts, games, and songs
      • For ages 3 - 5
      • No Meetings:January 20th or February 17th

 

  • Family Story Time
    • Tuesdays 6:00 PM: January 7th - March 31st
      • Stories, songs, rhymes, crafts and games for the whole family. Recommended for children ages 2-7.
      • The first half of the story time will be geared towards all ages so younger children, infants, and toddlers are welcome to participate with a caregiver. The second half will focus more on crafts and games for children ages 3 and up.
      • No Meeting February 11th

 

  • Canine Good Citizen Reading Dog on Staff
    • Saturdays 10:00 - 2:00 beginning February 1st
      • Stop in and sign up for a session to read to Boston's Canine Good Citizen Therapy Dog. Practicing reading aloud to such a good listener helps children to gain confidence in their abilities.

Special Events

Event Details are also posted on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BostonFreeLibrary?ref=bookmarks

Call 716-941-3516 to register

Snow Slime

Snow Slime

Thursday, January 23rd at 5:00 PM

Come to the library to create Snow Slime - special glittery gooey or fluffy slime! Call to register - Space is limited! Great free fun for all ages!

 

 

 

Kids Yoga with Blue Sky Wellness

Saturday, January 25th at 11:00 AM

Enjoy all the wonderful benefits of yoga presented by Blue Sky Wellness at the Boston Free Library. Recommended for ages 3 to 10. Call 716-941-3516 to register for this free program!

 

Take Your Child to the Library Banner

 

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Saturday, February 1st from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 

Coloring contest, raffles, prizes, giveaways - the perfect time to come stop in and sign up for your first library card!

 

 

Hanging Book DecorationBook Craft Day

Saturday, February 1st from 10:30 - 12:30 

We will have stations set up to make a variety of book themed crafts from recycled donated books. Make a hanging book sculpture, book page flowers, folded book animals and more. Call 716-941-3516 to register. Supplies are provided free of charge to all pre-registered attendees. This event will run from 10:30 - 12:30. All ages welcome!


 

Valentine's Craft

Thursday, February 6th at 5:00 PM

Stop in to make an awesome Valentine's Day surprise.  All supplies provided to pre-registered attendees.  Call 716-941-3516 to register.  All ages welcome. 

Introduction to Watercolors

Thursday, February 20th from 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Join us for a beginner art class taught by Susan Rudnicky. All supplies provided for pre-registered attendees ages 14 and up. Call 716-941-3516 to register.

Kids Yoga with Blue Sky Wellness

Saturday, February 22nd at 11:00 AM

Enjoy all the wonderful benefits of yoga presented by Blue Sky Wellness at the Boston Free Library. Recommended for ages 3 to 10. Call 716-941-3516 to register for this free program!

Build Your Own Terrarium

Saturday, February 29th at 11:00 AM

Build your very own terrarium. Recommended for children ages 5 and up. All supplies provided for free to registered attendees.
Space is limited – please call 716-941-3516 to register!
Presented by the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Princess Story Time

Saturday, March 14th at 11:00 AM

Join us for a special snow princess story time! Recommended for ages 3-8.  Meet the Snow Princess, hear some of her favorite stories, and do a princess themed craft! This is the perfect opportunity to dress up in your fanciest princess dress and visit the library! Call 716-941-3516 to register. 

Kids Yoga with Blue Sky Wellness

Saturday, March 21st at 11:00 AM

Enjoy all the wonderful benefits of yoga presented by Blue Sky Wellness at the Boston Free Library. Recommended for ages 3 to 10. Call 716-941-3516 to register for this free program!

Tree Identification Program with Earth Spirit

Saturday, April 18th at 11:00 AM

This exciting program gives attendees the opportunity to learn on how a tree works, look at tree “cookies” with magnifying glasses, and then go outside for a tree ID lesson. Call 716-941-3516 to register.

Rock Painting 101

Saturday, April 25th at 11:00 AM

Maureen Stockdale guides an all ages program on painting rocks. All supplies provided to pre-registered attendees.  Call 716-941-3516 to register.  Stop in the library in April to see her work on display!

 

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

2019 Minutes

2018 Minutes

2017 Minutes

2016 Minutes

2015 Minutes


Bylaws

Boston Free Library Association Bylaws - Amended 


Budget

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.