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 or contribute to our capital campaign and help us support the best institution in town: your neighborhood branch.


General MEMBER 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
  • Refurbishing of draperies, carpeting, circulations desk and furniture
  • Attractive window installations by local artists, creative entrepreneurs and non-profit institutions for the enjoyment of the community
  • Maintenance, weeding and watering of surrounding tree walls and Library park 

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 generous donation online, please click the donate button above.  To make a fully tax-deductible donation by check, please make it out to Friends of the South End Library.  Checks may be mailed to: 

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