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Chesapeake library hosting costume swap

CHESAPEAKE — Do you need a great option for kids who’ve outgrown their Halloween costumes or for kids who want a new look this year?

The Chesapeake branch of the Briggs Lawrence County Public Library costume exchange puts to use those old costumes your children have already worn and gives a second life to that princess ensemble that you handmade years ago.

The library is hosting a Halloween costume exchange for the first time this year to promote reusing, recycling and a “save money” philosophy.

To participate, you just need to bring your gently used costume and you can swap it out for a different one. For those who just wish to clean out their closets, donations will be accepted even if you don’t wish to shop for a different one.

Residents can drop off costumes through Oct. 10 at the Chesapeake branch. For each costume donate, you will receive one ticket to shop in the library’s meeting room Oct. 11 between 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

For those who wish to “shop” without a donation, the room will be available from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The library is accepting costumes of all sizes: infant, toddler and older children.

There is a limit of one costume per child.

There will be crafts available for children to complete while parents are shopping.

For questions call (740) 867-4786 or (740) 867-3390.

The Chesapeake branch is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.