Halloween costume exchange on right now

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AMHERST – In a little more than seven weeks the chimes of the witching hour will ring and ghosts and goblins will rise to walk among us.

Denise Corey, deputy chief librarian (left), and Chantelle Taylor, youth services librarian, both at the Four Father’s Memorial Library in Amherst, have fun with a dragon and a horse costume available at the libraries Kid’s Costume Exchange program. 

AMHERST – In a little more than seven weeks the chimes of the witching hour will ring and ghosts and goblins will rise to walk among us.

To prepare for Halloween the Four Fathers Memorial Library and Maggie’s place are holding a Halloween Costume Exchange.

“We’re doing it now because costumes are starting to show up in the stores and if we wait people will already have bought their costumes,” said Chantelle Taylor, youth services librarian, at the Four Father’s Memorial Library.

The way the exchange works is people drop off a costume and receive a ticket allowing them to purchase a different costume.

“This week, from Monday to Friday, you can drop off your ‘gently used,’ complete costume here at the library or at Maggie’s Place,” said Taylor. “In exchange for a costume you get a ticket.

“So, if you bring in three costumes, you get three tickets,” she added. “On Saturday, you can come back with your ticket and exchange it for a ‘new-to-you’ costume.”

The exchange is is an opportunity for people to get rid of old costumes, while getting something different.

“If you have an eight-year-old child, you could have six or seven of these costumes sitting in a closet that they’re not going to be able to wear again,” said Denise Corey, deputy chief librarian. “So bring them in and exchange them for something that, hopefully, you’re child will want to wear.”

Also, people who don’t want to exchange costumes can donate them.

“Hopefully we will get a good variety,” said Corey. “So far we have a lot of stuff for toddlers but nothing for an older school aged kids.”

People who don’t donate a costume can still purchase a costume for $5.

Exchanges and purchases can be made at the library Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

 

 

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