Tyler, Texas (KETK) — Has your child outgrown his or her Halloween costume but it still looks like new?
The Tyler Public Library is accepting clean, gently used Halloween costumes from September 15 to October 10, for its first Halloween Costume Exchange. Anyone dropping off a child’s costume will receive a ticket that will allow them to shop for a gently used costume on the day of the exchange.
The costume exchange will take place Saturday afternoon, October 12 from 1:00 p.m., to 5:00 p.m. Those with tickets may shop from 1:00 p.m., to 5:00 p.m.
The exchange will be opened to non-ticket holders from 3:00 p.m., to 5:00 p.m., to obtain a costume in exchange for a $2 donation to the Friends of the Tyler Public Library. The Library will also accept costumes from those individuals who want to donate to the event but not receive a costume in exchange. Any costumes left over after the swap will be donated or retained for next year’s swap.
“We are hoping to help families find an affordable, green way to get a different costume for this fun time of year,” said Youth Services Librarian Linda Gray. “The costume exchange kicks off our Halloween programs which include Dressed to Read, Trick or Treat the Library, and a special Halloween story time. We want all children to have a safe and fun Halloween.”
For more information on these and other Tyler Library events please go to www.TylerLibrary.com  or call (903) 593-7323. The Tyler Public Library is located at 201 S. College Ave. in downtown Tyler.