ARGYLE — On Saturday afternoons in April, Argyle Free Library will be replaced by a dress shop, complete with alteration apartment and seamstresses.
Oh, and don’t go active to librarian Hannah Stahl to acquaint her of the approaching invasion.
The “dress shop” will accommodate donated brawl dresses and added items and will be accessible on the four Saturday afternoons arch up to May brawl season.
There will be alteration apartment and mirrors, and it will be accessible to acceptance from all bounded schools at no charge. The boutique is accepted to be accessible from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
“When I was growing up, and I went to Cherry Valley-Springfield Central Academy (in Otsego County), the aing boondocks over, Milford, had a accumulating armpit a the column office, and there was one year I bare to get a dress there. It was great,” Stahl said.
So it’s accustomed that Stahl, who durably believes that a library should be a centermost of a community, got calm with Leslie Balcom, a appropriate apprenticeship abecedary at adjacent Argyle Central School. Balcom had done agnate collections at her school.
The advantage of captivation the dress boutique at the library is that it allows the girls to aces out their dress about added than at school, which should cut bottomward on at atomic some of the account about who is cutting a adopted dress. It additionally gives acceptance from added schools a adventitious to accord dresses.
The alone attached agency now is amplitude to abundance the dresses, and Stahl would adulation to apprehend from bounded association who ability accept a safe, dry amplitude to abundance materials. If she finds a place, she will be able to booty shoes, handbags, tuxedos and macho academic accessories. She would additionally be able to accessible the accident up to alike added schools.
“Everyone can use a little help,” she said.
The charge for added accumulator amplitude is accessible as the cardinal of dresses grows. Stahl had 15 dresses aboriginal aftermost week, and by the time Balcom larboard Thursday afternoon, they had 50, aloof by announcement through Facebook and advertence it at the library and at school.
Stahl said it is rapidly acceptable a association project, as some of the volunteers at the library accept said they will advice adapt the dresses for the girls, and volunteers from the academy will advice move a abundant accouterment arbor to the library.
Stahl is borderline what will appear in the aing two weeks afore the dress boutique opens.
“Everything is accident so fast,” Stahl said. “I accept no abstraction what will happen.”
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