Brooklyn Public Library Kicks Off Fundraiser

The Brooklyn Public Library is now launching it’s third annual Support Our Shelves fundraiser, to try and reach its $500,000 goal to buy books and materials for its 60 libraries that are likely to undergo budget cuts.

According to a press release, Support Our Shelves is a four-month long campaign that runs from March 1 to June 30.  The fundraiser will help buy books, DVDs, CDs, eBooks and other materials for the Brooklyn Public Library and is also designed to keep new books in the libraries.

There will also be a limited edition shirt on sale to raise even more money for the cause. “I Heart BPL” t-shirts will be available in March at all Brooklyn locations of Brooklyn Industries, as well as in their online store.  Shirts are $20 each and all proceeds will benefit  Support Our Shelves.

Donations can be made directly at local libraries, online or by phone at (718) 230-2738.