The South End Library Window Take-over Project Will Continue With A Window Filled With Little Dresses Inspired by Children's Books Like "Eloise," "Make Way For Ducklings" and "Alice in Wonderland;" June Sale Proceeds Will Help Raise Funds for "Reading Is Fundamental" Campaign

leeds 1The large windows in the South End library "Throwing Caution to the Wind," South End library's sample window installation on Tremont Street

will soon be showcasing a local small business, Smiling Button. The shop's owner, Caroline Leed, takes children's books as the inspiration for the products she sells --young girls' dresses-- and at the same time helps support the campaign for Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation's largest children's literacy organization. Smiling Button will donate 10 percent of its June revenue to RIF.

The SE library's Tremont St window at night, with Will Corcoran's wire sculpture installation.

The current Take-over installation, by local wire sculptor Will Corcoran, based on themes from Edgar Allan Poe and the Brothers Grimm tales, will end on May 5. Fifty percent of the sale of Corcoran's sculptures will benefit the South End library and its programs. Corcoran's show was preceded by an installation of whimsical kites.

Among the planned installations later this year  are a collaboration between the South End's Children's Art Center, radio host Ray Brown's Talkin'Birds show and the Boston Nature Center, an Audubon bird sanctuary in Mattapan.  Stay tuned.