The Friends of the South End Library appreciates your support to our beloved library and park, continuous programming and ongoing renovations.  Become a FOSEL member and help us support the best institution in town: your neighborhood branch library.

General MEMBERSHIP Support

  • A speaker series that has brought prize-winning authors to our library

  • Summer jazz and blues concerts in Library Park

  • The famous annual Easter Egg Hunt

  • Financial help for programs as requested by the library staff

  • Advocacy for library and park renovation and beautification

  • Refurbishing of draperies, carpeting, circulations desk and furniture

  • Attractive Local/Focus window installations by local artists, creative entrepreneurs and non-profit institutions for the enjoyment of the community

  • Book Awards window display in a wide variety of categories

  • Maintenance, weeding and watering of Tremont Street tree enclosures and Library Park

September 2019.

The Capital Campaign is closed.

Thanks to your generous support, FOSEL raised more than $95,000, after expenses. Proceeds are used for new furnishings for the coming fall 2019 “refresh” improvements in the downstairs adult, teen and children’s areas ($50,000) while the remaining funds will be used for additional capital improvements as the need arises. The “refresh” will vastly ameliorate the South End branch while the BPL and you, our supporters, engage in a multi-year public planning process to renovate and expand the branch, starting this year or early 2020.

Thank you.

Capital Campaign

  • a state-of-the-art power and network infrastructure

  • a beautifully renovated children’s area

  • a new dedicated space just for teenagers

  • a centrally located circulation desk

  • multiple seating arrangements for adults

  • wired tall tables for quick computer checks

  • a new “browsing wall” for periodicals/newspapers

  • new offices and lunch room for our library staff

  • a space for display of local history

  • a flexible space for conferences and tutoring

To make a donation on-line, please click the button above.
To donate by check, please make it out to Friends of the South End Library (FOSEL) and mail it to:

c/o Barbara Sommerfeld, Treasurer
150 W. Concord Stret
Boston, MA 02118

All your contributions to FOSEL are fully tax deductible.  Our EIN # is 26-2025971.
Please donate to your local library as generously as you can.