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Tadcaster Community Library wants your unwanted fancy dress costumes

How many times have we all bought a fancy dress outfit and never wore it again? Tadcaster Library has come up with a solution to all those unwanted costumes in our cupboard.

In September, Tadcaster Community Library launched Tadcaster Costume Exchange offering people of the community help with finding the perfect fancy dress outfit!

The campaign is aiming to help people when it comes to events such as Halloween and World Book Day by encouraging people to donate unwanted fancy dress outfits to the library. Both adults and children will be able to borrow to a variety of costumes, as we all know how expensive it can be to find a fancy dress outfit for an occasion.

Katherine, a library volunteer, says: “It’s exciting as it ticks lots of boxes, it will save parents and other borrowers’ money, it will reduce new purchases and save waste, and will be fun for the kids to get involved in.”

Costumes can be donated to the library at any time, where they will be displayed for people to try on and borrow. You will be able to book out costumes for a certain time and see which one’s are available at the time you need. A Facebook page has also been set up for people to browse through the fancy dress outfits.

To hire the costume a small fee will be charged in order to raise money for the Community Library. The library has been run by volunteers in partnership with North Yorkshire County Council since 2017.

For more information about the Tadcaster Costume Exchange, please get in touch with Katherine at tadcastercommunitylibrary@gmail.com or check The Tadcaster Community Facebook page for regular updates.

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