Community Library

The West Falls – Colden Community Library is looking for volunteers. We are open Monday – Friday and there are many ways to help out during library hours or other times. If you are able to help us once a month, once a week or on an as needed basis, we would love for you to join our group of dedicated volunteers. Please call 652-5544 and leave a message for Maria, our volunteer coordinator. Masks are required.

A No Sew Winter Gnome with Faux Fur craft class is taking place at the West Falls – Colden Community Library on Wednesday, November 4, at 6:30 PM. The cost is $20.00. Registration is required by calling 652-5544. Masks are required and social distancing will be in place.

A N.Y. State Pistol Training Class presented by Cheryl Schenne, an NRA certified instructor, will be offered on Saturday, November 14 at the West Falls – Colden Community Library from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. This class is available for ages 17 and up and is $50 per person. Call Cheryl to register at 716-222-4147.

Let’s Explore Art Together weekly classes for ages 8 – 10 at the West Falls – Colden Community Library. Spend an hour with Ms. Renee having fun with art. Bring your creativity and everything else will be supplied for you. Begins Wednesday, Nov. 18th from 6:30 – 7:30. Register by calling 652-5544. You may leave a message on the library phone. Masks are required and social distancing will be in place

Evening hours are changing at the West Falls Library.  Starting May 1st, the library will open at 6:30 and close at 8:30 on Monday and Wednesday evenings. 

Boston Library 

Book Sale 2020 Flyer


This October, the Friends of the Boston Library are aiming to raise funds to allow the library to continue its mission of providing resources and events that educate, enrich, entertain, and enlighten our community.

The challenges presented by the pandemic this year have meant the cancellation of our summer fundraiser and our gala, but we are determined to secure the library’s future and ensure its ability to serve our patrons.

The Boston Free Library’s Annual Book Sale and Basket Raffle will be occurring this year from Monday, October 5th through Saturday, October 24th during the library hours listed below. This year’s event will feature a book sale by appointment with social distancing in effect.  Masks are required for the duration of time spent in the building. Books, DVDs, CDs, and more are all priced to sell, with many in like new condition.  There will be a bag/box sale towards the end of the sale with details announced on the website and Facebook Page.

There will also be a basket raffle with donations from local businesses and individuals occurring during the same time period. We have many beautiful baskets and gift certificates already, with more arriving daily.  Tickets are available for $5.00 per sheet or 5 sheets for $20.00.  A wine raffle will also be held with tickets available for $5.00 each.  The drawing will be on October 24th, but you do not need to be present to win.

Funds raised during the event go towards the maintenance of the library building and materials as well as allowing the library to provide free programming for all ages in the future.

Please contact the library to book an appointment to browse the book sale by calling 716-941-3516 or emailing the library at . Walk ins will be welcomed based on availability.  The event flyer is attached.

We look forward to seeing you at the library and truly appreciate your support!


Monday 10-4

Tuesday 1-7

Wednesday Closed

Thursday 10-4

Friday 1-5

Saturday 10-2


Lydia Herren

Boston Free Library

P.O. Box 200

Boston, New York 14025


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