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Brooklyn Library Partners with Brooklyn Industries for Fundraising Tees

"Support Our Shelves" is the Brooklyn Public Library's annual fundraising effort.

Hip local clothing label Brooklyn Industries has teamed up with Brooklyn Public Library to design a new limited edition t-shirt for the library’s annual fundraising campaign, Support Our Shelves.

The shirts, for men, women and children, will be available until May 7, online and in select Brooklyn Industries stores, including the 100 Smith Street at Atlantic Avenue location in Boerum Hill. The shirts retail for $28 and a portion of the proceeds will go to Brooklyn Public Library to purchase new books, DVDs and eBooks.

“I look forward to seeing Brooklynites of all ages wearing these t-shirts in support of our cause," Linda Johnson, President of Brooklyn Public Library, said in a statement. "Each one that is purchased will make a real difference in the resources that we can provide to our patrons.”

The annual Support Our Shelves fundraising campaign helps to raise much-needed money for neighborhood branches across the borough.

Erin Williams, marketing manager for Brooklyn Industries, said that part of their mission is “building strong community based partnerships with organizations we believe in,” like the library. This is the second year that the company has partnered with BPL.

* An earlier edition of this article erroneously stated that the store was in Carroll Gardens, not Boerum Hill.

Jenny April 02, 2012 at 03:07 PM
These local partnerships are wonderful for the community. They show great spirit .
Jo Anne Simon April 02, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Great article. Great idea by BPL and Bklyn Industries. But please, your neighborhood geography needs some fine tuning. "100 Smith Street at Atlantic Avenue location in Carroll Gardens."?? Carroll Gardens' northernmost border begins well south of Atlantic Avenue. 100 Smith Street is in Boerum Hill.
Joanna Prisco April 02, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Jo Anne, I originally had the store listed as Boerum Hill but changed it to simply reflect "Carroll Garden Patch" territory. I will update the story. Thank you for your feedback.

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