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Operation Prom-Dress 2014!

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The Office of Vice Mayor Madison Nguyen presents:
Operation Prom Dress 2014


There is still time to participate in this year’s Operation Prom-Dress!  Don’t let a tough economy discourage students from attending Prom.


Dig through those closets for new or gently used dresses and accessories and donate them to any of the following libraries or community centers.



Community Centers

Donations are being accepted until March 7, 2014.


For Students needing a dress, join us March 9th from 9am - 1 pm at the Seven Trees Community Center! There will be refreshments and raffle prizzes! Please remember to bring a valid student ID. For more information, see our flyer here.

Operation Prom Dress at the Library

Willow Glen Branch Library is one of 9 San Jose branch libraries participating in Operation Prom Dress.  This program is sponsored by the Office of Vice Mayor Madison Nguyen in partnership with Comerica Bank.  Drop boxes are available to donate a new or gently used prom dress at the library. Don't let a tough economy discourage students from attending Prom!  Willow Glen Branch Library is located at 1157 Lincoln Ave. between Meridian and Lincoln Avenues in San Jose. 

Operation Prom Dress 2013

The Office of Vice Mayor Madison Nguyen presents
Operation Prom Dress 2013


Don't let the tough economy discourage students from attending Prom. 

Donate a new or gently used dress today!


Donations are currently being accepted through March 3, 2013.



Stop by one of the following branch libraries to make your donation:

For a full list of participating locations click here.

Teen Fiction: Prepping for Prom

Spring is here, which means many high school juniors and seniors are starting to think about the prom. Some achingly count the days until they can don fabulous attire, ride in a limo, and dance with their sweethearts while others relish in re-inventing the prom or skipping it entirely as an act of nonconformity and independence. Whether you love it or hate it, the high school prom has become a traditional social custom for many American teens, and as a result, a variety of funny, dramatic, romantic, and/or unconventional stories about proms can be found in our Young Adult Fiction areas. Check these out!


Cindy Ella by Robin Palmer

Sophomore iconoclast Cindy Gold publishes an anti-prom letter in her high school newspaper, but when she develops a crush, she begins to doubt her own convictions.


Prama by Jamie Ponti

Six high school seniors deal with the drama that goes along with attending the senior prom.


Prom Queen Geeks cover Prom Queen Geeks by Laura Preble

When self-proclaimed "queen geek" Becca decides there should be an alternative to the prom, her best friend Shelby cannot decide whether to support her friends or to go with her boyfriend to the traditional prom.


21 Proms edited by David Levithan and Daniel Ehrenhaft

These short stories run through the whole spectrum of the prom experience, featuring awesome YA authors like John Green, Rachel Cohn, Sarah Mlynowski, and Jacqueline Woodson.


Zombie Queen of Newbury High by Amanda Ashby

While trying to cast a love spell on her date on the eve of the senior prom, Mia inadvertently infects her entire high school class with a virus that will turn them all into zombies.


Also, be sure to check out Operation Prom Dress, which is a unique opportunity for hundreds of girls in the San Jose area to score a new or gently used prom dress for FREE. Going to the prom doesn't have to break the bank. So whether you decide to go to your school's event with a special someone or a bunch of your best pals, or perhaps create your own "anti-prom" event, or maybe just skip it altogether, just choose what feels right for you. You'll probably have a story or two of your own to share about it later on.

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