The Friends of the South End Library (FOSEL) Has Launched Its 2017-18 Membership Drive: Please Support Us So We can Continue Our Great Programming and Library Support For You

FOSEL sponsors a popular author series, the South End Writes It's been a while since FOSEL volunteers have asked for your financial support to assist the South End library staff with programming, library refurbishing and repair, but here's the moment you can do what we know you've been longing to do all along: Donate generously to the best institution in town.

Dancing to the Jazz and blues in Library Park

In addition to sponsoring the annual jazz-and-blues concerts with Pat Loomis and Friends in Library Park, we have lined up another outstanding series of writers and commentators for the 2017-18 season (Callie Crossley, Richard Fifield, Louise Miller, Gordon Hamersley, Dina Vargo, and Jenna Blum) and are in the middle of arranging additional bookings for authors who have agreed to come but not yet settled on dates  (Junot Diaz, Gish Jen, Allegra Goodman, Steve Kinzer, and Sara Lawrence Lightfoot, among others).

The first outdoor event of spring: the FOSEL Easter Egg Hunt in Library Park

That is not all: since the beginning of this year, we have lobbied the BPL's executives and our local and state representatives to support renovating and expanding the physical space of our too  small and worn-out branch; we hope to solidify our efforts this fall. And, finally, the Boston Parks Department's project manager has begun to scope out Library Park for a renovation that will take place in the 2017-18 fiscal years. None of this would have happened without the dedicated advocacy and community efforts of your FOSEL board. We hope you will return the favor by becoming a member at a financial level you can afford so we can continue to make the South End branch the best it can be.

FOSEL funds children's programs in Library Park

Please click on the convenient DONATE button on the web site, or pick up a donation letter with an addressed envelope at the South End library. If you have received our solicitation letter in the mail, and prefer to use that, please do so. Thank you for your support.

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