Rain or Shine: South End Library's Annual Book Sale Will Take Place Saturday, May 17, from 10 AM till 2 PM

Citywide Friends' president David Vieira, after loading boxes of surplus  BPL books for the South End branch into a volunteer's car It's that time of the year again when sagging bookshelves call on the instinct to cull, and boxes of to-be-sold books are piling up on the South End library's floors. This year, more room is needed at Copley Library for the planned renovations of the Johnson Building: more beloved but surplussed tomes need to find better shelves. BPL's Citywide Friends group president, David Vieira, generously offered books from Citywide's collection for the South End branch's book sale.

Donations of books in good shape (forget those highlighted law books from 1946) will be accepted through Thursday, May 15. Take them to the South End branch. If you would like to volunteer, leave your name and contact information with the staff so that they know where to find you. Or just show up when the branch opens on Saturday at 9 AM. Here's the link to the branch's contact info. You can also email FOSEL at info@southendlibrary.org.

No early birds, please. All proceeds will be handed over to the South End library staff for their programming needs. The event will take place indoors or outdoors, depending on the weather.