Vista Library gives away prom dresses to local teens

On April 18, 2015 the Vista Library looked a little different. In addition to books and DVDs, it was dresses, bracelets, and more. The Vista Library's 5th Annual Prom Dress Drive and Giveaway was a great success. Library staff worked tirelessly to ensure that over 150 local-area high schoolers would get a free prom dress. The Vista Library collected a total of 553 dresses with the help of partner Princess Project. Dresses included sizes 0-22, all styles and all lengths. Teens were excited and eager to choose dresses and prepare for their special evening.

This event had an even more personal feel with parents in the community, who were ecstatic and grateful that the library offered such a wonderful program. Beautiful young ladies adorned the library in fashion while parents helped their girls pick the right dress and accessories. Not every teen who attends Vista High School attends the traditional prom; in fact, the Vista branch was lucky to support special needs students who attended the Vista High School Special Needs Prom. These high school students found their prom dresses at Vista Library thanks to a resourceful teacher who heard about the dress giveaway. A group of six lucky ladies found the perfect dresses to wear on their big night. The most rewarding part of it all was seeing the smiling faces of the girls.