First Book-Brooklyn Celebrates Holidays with Tiger Beat & “The Best of Brooklyn” Charity Auction

First Book–Brooklyn will hold its first annual holiday party to support literacy in our community on Monday, December 5, 2011, from 7:00–9:30pm at the Galapagos Art Space located at 16 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201 in the DUMBO neighborhood.
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Nov. 30, 2011 - PRLog -- (Brooklyn, New York) — First Book–Brooklyn ( will hold its first annual holiday party to support literacy in our community on Monday, December 5, 2011, from 7:00–9:30pm at the Galapagos Art Space located at 16 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201 in the DUMBO neighborhood. The evening will include an auction and raffle featuring “The Best of Brooklyn,” as well as a live appearance by the popular band Tiger Beat.

Tickets to attend the holiday party charity event can be purchased at and will require a donation of $25 pre-purchased online or $30 cash at the door the night of the event. A special 2-for-1 ticket will be provided for educators and librarians who would like to attend. Please refer to the website for more information.

Donations have been received from companies and businesses representing “The Best of Brooklyn” to support this special effort for our children in need including the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Brooklyn Bowl, the Brooklyn Cyclones, the Brooklyn Brewery, Chellise Michael Photography, David Graves Fine Art, Dyker Beach Golf Course, Iris Nail, Marine Park Golf Course, Mast Brothers Chocolate, the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, NY Water Taxi, One Girl Cookies, Palo Santo, the Sheraton Brooklyn Hotel, Steve’s Key Lime Pies, Stinky Brooklyn, Stumptown Coffee, and more.

Additional donations have been generously provided by Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Chelsea Piers, Circle Line, Coach, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Go! Go! Sports Girls, Gymboree, Kittatinny Canoes, the Liberty Science Center, Edison Park Fast, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, Mystic Seaport, Nikon, The National, the New Jersey Jackals, the New York Islanders, the New York Jets, the New York Philharmonic, New York Skyride, Time Warner Cable, and others.

First Book–Brooklyn salutes the Brooklyn business community in its efforts to help raise funds to provide brand new books for children in need in our borough. Reading is core to a child’s ability to succeed in school

A rock band made up of YA (Young Adult) authors, Tiger Beat weaves Libba Bray's politically charged lyrics with Dan Ehrenhaft's arena-ready power chords, Natalie Standiford's face-melting bass riffs and Barnabas Miller's searing drumming that churns out a genre-defining sound chock full of fist-pumping rock tinged with after-notes of dysfunction and identity confusion. The band rose to the pinnacle of the rock scene in 2008 and will play two sets to contribute to the evening event.

"We’re so grateful to Tiger Beat and the businesses that have generously supported our efforts to raise awareness for children's literacy in Brooklyn. Thank you!" say Michele R. Wells and Jennifer S. Wilkov, co-founders of the First Book-Brooklyn chapter organization.

For more information about making a donation, please email or call (917) 727-8434.

Please refer to the First Brooklyn–Brooklyn Twitter feed @FirstBookBklyn and Facebook page at for updates about this event and additional donations.

First Book-Brooklyn Chapter Co-Founders Michele R. Wells and Jennifer S. Wilkov are available for interviews. Contact Ruth Morrison at (646) 303-4770 or Jennifer Wilkov at (917) 727-8434 for bookings.

About First Book – Brooklyn

First Book–Brooklyn is part of First Book’s national network of volunteer-led Advisory Boards who provide new books to children in need in communities across the country. Comprised of volunteers from all sectors of the community, First Book-Brooklyn works to promote and facilitate the distribution of new books to children through literacy programs in the Brooklyn area. For more information or to get involved with First Book-Brooklyn, please contact First Book–Brooklyn at:

About First Book

First Book provides new books to children in need, addressing one of the most important factors affecting literacy—access to books. An innovative leader in social enterprise, First Book has distributed more than 80 million free and low cost books in thousands of communities. First Book now has offices in the U.S. and Canada. For more information about the nonprofit First Book, please visit or call  866-393-1222 .

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First Book–Brooklyn ( distributes books to programs serving low-income children throughout Brooklyn. First Book–Brooklyn meets the first Tuesday of every month. For more information, contact
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