Dallas Library Grants Prom Wishes for Dallas High School Students

Dallas Public Library granting prom wishes by giving away formal wear Dallas high school students can get free formal wear for prom this weekend courtesy of the Dallas Public Library’s Fair Tale Closet at the Central Library.

Hundreds of gowns in various sizes and styles will be available as well as shoes, accessories, and a few suits and jackets for those who eschew the traditional gown. This year’s giveaway also includes an LGBTQ+ centric event.

The Fairy Tale Closet will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 9. The LGBTQ+ centric event will be from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 10. Saturday’s registration is full, but walk-ins are encouraged Saturday after noon and Sunday.

“Prom is an expensive rite of passage,” said Communications & Youth Services Administrator Melissa Dease. “We started the Fairy Tale Closet to help every teen feel like a princess, regardless of their family’s economic need. This year we’ve added a gender-inclusive component for LGBTQ+ teens who might feel more comfortable in a safe and welcoming environment.”

The Fairy Tale Closet began in 2014 and is restocked each year with donations from hundreds of individuals and organizations, including St. Luke Community United Methodist Church, bridesmaids shops, Neiman Marcus, Sam Moon, women’s groups, and other public libraries. The Friends of the Dallas Public Library provide the other supplies to make the event a success.

For information on this program call 214-670-7934 or email teens@dallaslibrary2.org.

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