SATURDAY IS DRESS-UP DAY AT LIBRARY

dressesChecklist for this weekend’s visit to the library: some fiction, perhaps in the pages of Wolf Hall. Some real-life stuff with unreal characters, a la The Politician. A DVD or two.

Oh, and maybe a short little spaghetti-strap dress from Vera Wang.

A dress? Sure, why not?

The Eastern Monmouth branch of the Monmouth County Library in Shrewsbury will hold its third annual “Sweet Seconds Prom Dress Swap” from noon to 4p Saturday.

It’s an event that mixes swap meet rules with charity to offer formal and semi-formal women’s attire for events like proms, spring dances or a fancy day on the town. More than 200 used and “gently worn” prom and formal dresses and accessories were donated for the swap, according to program coordinator Stephenie Acosta.

Women who donated clothing can register at the library for a “new” dress. But those didn’t donate or have no dress to trade can still show up to the library and come away with one.

The county library system held dress swaps in Hazlet and Howell earlier this month, and teens “flocked” to them, Acosta said.

If  any items are left over, they’ll be donated to a local charity.

For more information, contact the event’s sponsor, the Monmouth County Library Teen and Young Adults Program, at 732-431-7220, or e-mail Acosta.