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 

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

Boston Free Library

Mask Up

 

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.
  • If possible please utilize self-checkout.
  • Do not hand items you are returning directly to staff.  Items must be quarantined prior to check-in. Please place them in the drop box. 
  • Due to social distancing requirements, staff can provide limited assistance while in the library.
  • Items can still be returned in the drop box during open or closed hours.

Curbside/Walk-Up Services Continue to be Available:

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

Items can be returned at any time in our drop box. Library materials will be quarantined for 48 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.

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

Thursday, April 22nd from 10 AM - 1 PM - Spectrum Health Outreach NY Project Hope 

Feeling uncertain, overwhelmed, anxious during COVID? We are here for you to stop in for free support!

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 Thingiverse.com 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


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.