Dallas Library Opens Fairy Tale Closet to Teens

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    Teenage girls who are looking for a prom dress can make plans on passing by the Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library on Saturday.

    The Dallas Public Library is opening its Fairy Tale closet for prom season. South Dallas hig school students can chose a book and a free prom dress from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 2922 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, says Library Youth Services Administrator Melissa Dease. 

    About a 100 new and gently-used dresses will be given away.The gowns range in styles and sizes to accommodate all teens.

    Students will also have the opportunity to pick out shoes and accessories from a small selection. Make-up artists will be advising the students on how to look stunning for the special night.

    The library and the St. Luke Community United Methodist Church have gathered dresses for the past couple of months.The dresses are donated by women who have raided their closets and no longer make use of them, said Dease.

    "Prom is a much-anticipated event in a student's high school experience, but it is also an expensive one, especially for families struggling to make ends meet," said Dease.

    Teenagers who would like to be a part of the event can call the MLK Jr. Branch at 214-670-0344.