Halloween costumes are great, but they can be a bit pricey sometimes if you're buying a new one every year. Like a grad dress, you often wear your costume just once before it gets sent to your storage room to be forgotten about. Rather than leave your old costumes sitting in storage, why not exchange it for a new costume?

After a two-year absence due to Covid, the Strathmore Municipal Library is bringing back their costume exchange this Saturday from 10:00-3:00. The Library's Public Services Coordinator Laura Henderson says it's a great opportunity to get a new costume, as they have a lot of variety.

"We have a lot of costumes in storage, so I would encourage everyone to come down because if you've exchanged for a costume you automatically get to pick out a new costume. But then later in the day we open it up to anyone being able to come in and pick up a costume for a donation, and there's no set donation amount," she said. 

The best part of the costume exchange is there is something for everyone, it's not just for kids.

"They are all the way from infant to adult, and we've been accepting donations for the last few weeks as well. I think I have about 5 garbage bags in storage full of costumes. And just the other day I saw a tiny little princess dress come through, but then I know we have full-size adult costumes as well."

After this, the library will return to their regularly scheduled program, although they will be getting back into the Halloween Spirit again on October 28, when they'll be holding their Halloween Spooktacular.

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