BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY AND BROOKLYN INDUSTRIES OFFER A LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT FOR ANNUAL LIBRARY FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

March 29, 2012

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

 

 

 

BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY AND BROOKLYN INDUSTRIES OFFER A LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT FOR ANNUAL LIBRARY FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

 

AN INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIP THAT WILL HELP THE LIBRARY BUY BOOKS AND MATERIALS

 

   

 

(BROOKLYN, NY) March 29, 2012 – Brooklyn Public Library and local retailer Brooklyn Industries have teamed up to benefit the Library’s annual fundraising campaign, Support Our Shelves.  Brooklyn Industries designed a limited edition t-shirt for men, women and children that will be available from March 29 th – May 7th, 2012 online and in select Brooklyn Industries stores.  The shirts retail for $28 and a portion of the proceeds will go to Brooklyn Public Library to purchase new books, DVDs and eBooks.

 

“We are truly grateful for our partnership with Brooklyn Industries,” said Linda E. Johnson, President & CEO of Brooklyn Public Library. “I look forward to seeing Brooklynites of all ages wearing these t-shirts in support of our cause. Each one that is purchased will make a real difference in the resources that we can provide to our patrons.” 

 

Over the past year, more Brooklynites have taken advantage of the free materials, programs, classes and workshops that the Library offers at its 60 locations. The Support Our Shelves fundraising campaign has been designed to raise critical funds to help buy needed materials for all neighborhood libraries across the borough. 

 

“We pride ourselves in building strong community based partnerships with organizations we believe in, and the Library is a community institution that needs support and our voice,” said Erin Williams, marketing manager for Brooklyn Industries. “As the second t-shirt collaboration with the Library, we hope that we can continue to successfully provide additional visibility for the institution.” 

 

The limited edition t-shirts are available online at www.brooklynindustries.com and at the following store locations in Brooklyn:

 

Dumbo - 70 Front Street

Park Slope – 206 5 th Avenue (corner of Union Street)

Seventh Avenue – 328 7th Avenue (corner of 9th Street)

Smith Street – 100 Smith Street (corner of Atlantic)

WIlliamsburgh – 162 Bedford Avenue (corner of N 8th Street)

 

To find out more about the Support Our Shelves campaign and how to donate to Brooklyn Public Library, please visit http://www.bklynlibrary.org/support

 

On Wednesday, April 4 from 7:00pm - 9:30pm, the Brooklyn Industries store in Dumbo will be celebrating its one-year anniversary with the launch of the Brooklyn Public Library and Brooklyn Industries limited edition t-shirt along with an intimate screening of the critically acclaimed documentary, Brooklyn Boheme, alongside director Nelson George. Guests will enjoy the film, cocktails and refreshments, and a VIP shopping experience. Those interested in attending must RSVP to events@BrooklynIndustries.com. Space is limited.  

 

About Brooklyn Public Library: 

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is an independent library system for the 2.5 million residents of Brooklyn. It is the fifth largest library system in the United States with 60 neighborhood libraries around the borough. BPL offers free programs and services for all ages and stages of life, including a selection of books in more than 30 languages, author talks, literacy programs and public computers. BPL’s eResources, such as eBooks and eVideos, catalog information and free homework help, are available to customers of all ages 24 hours a day at our website: www.bklynlibrary.org.

About Brooklyn Industries

Brooklyn Industries is a cutting edge design company that sells its innovative clothes exclusively through its 15 retail stores and online website. Founded by visionary artists Lexy Funk and Vahap Avsar in 1998, Brooklyn Industries’ stores engage the local community in art, clothing, design and style. Brooklyn Industries was honored as a “Green Power Pioneer” by ConEdison Solutions and Community Energy, Inc. in recognition of its commitment to using Wind Power in its stores and office headquarters. In 2006, Brooklyn Industries was recognized as a top entrepreneur with Crain’s New York Business’ coated “Small Business Award.” The company also ranked in Inc. Magazine’s 500 list, which highlights the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Brooklyn Industries continues to grow every year as an innovative and creative vertical retailer, staying true to its Brooklyn roots.

 

www.brooklynindustries.com

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