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"Dressed to Read" event

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 9:42am

The Tyler Public Library has a perfect solution for area residents of all ages who are looking for another place to wear a costume this October. “Dressed to Read” encourages readers of all ages to don outrageous hats or silly slippers and visit the Library anytime between Oct. 24 and Oct. 31.

Everyone who comes in costume to the Library during regular Library hours this week will receive a used book of their choice from the Library Book Nook which offers low-cost books for sale throughout the year.

“If you have trouble keeping your preschooler out of his superhero cape or convincing your granddaughter to shed her princess tiara, or if you just can’t bear to wear your costume only one day of the month, put on your dress-up clothes and head to the Tyler Public Library,” says Evelyn McLane, Library programming associate.

“Over the past three months, we have been collecting a stash of ‘previously loved and gently read’ books for children and adults in anticipation of this event,” said McLane. “Like all our sale items, these books have been donated or withdrawn from the Library shelves. They don’t meet our current collection needs, but each one deserves a loving home.”

To receive a free book, simply come to the Library in costume, Monday, Oct. 24 through Monday, Oct. 31 during Library hours. The Library hours are:
Monday            9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tuesday          10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday     9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday         10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday              9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday          10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday            1-5 p.m.

“Costumed folks may check in at any circulation or information desk,” says McLane, “and staff will direct them to books from which they can make a selection. As an added bonus, Library patrons will find many of the staff going about their work in the costume of literary characters during the week.”
Costumes should be in good taste and suitable for a general audience.
Tyler Public Library is located at 201 S. College in downtown Tyler. For more information, contact the Library by phone at (903) 593-7323 [READ] or by emailing



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