Bronwyn’s Library Blog

Can’t Afford a Prom Dress? Try the Local Library

Posted by bronwynr on April 15, 2009

With its community facing
tough economic times, the Galesburg Public Library has reached out by offering free prom
dresses to teens who otherwise couldn’t afford them.

As a result of a
the 100 Dresses Program launched by YA Librarian Kari Smith, more than two dozen
local girls from four high schools recently chose from gently used evening
dresses in all shades and sizes, donated from women’s clubs, college students,
and other high school kids. Some even walked away with matching accessories to
wear on their big night, which takes place on April 25. more
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