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.
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.
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 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.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
9 am-2 pm
Seven Trees Community Center
350 Cas Dr. San Jose, CA 95111
Local high school students with a valid Student ID are invited to choose a new or gently used prom dress of their choice for FREE! Since 2008, over 1,500 young women across the city have taken advantage of this great opportunity. This year over 300 new dresses will be available, free dry cleaning will be offered and students can even enter a raffle for hair and make-up sessions with local beauty salons. There are limited quantities so students are urged to arrive early. For more information, contact Lan Thao Nguyen at LanThao.Nguyen@sanjoseca.gov or (408) 535-4959 or view the flyer.
Remember your high school prom? Do you have a recent or vintage prom or bridesmaid dress taking up room in your closet? You can be the fairy godmother who makes a teen's prom dreams come true. Don’t let the tough economy discourage a deserving student from attending prom this year. Donate a new or gently used dress today! Operation Prom Dress runs through April 4. You may drop off donations at any of the following convenient locations:
Almaden Library, 6445 Camden Ave. San Jose, CA 95120
Alviso Library, 5050 N. 1st St. San Jose, CA 95002
Berryessa Library, 3355 Noble Ave. San Jose, CA 95132
Cambrian Library, 1780 Hillsdale Ave. San Jose, CA 95124
Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Library, 3090 Alum Rock Ave. San Jose, CA 95127
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 150 E. San Fernando St. San Jose, CA 95112
Edenvale Library, 101 Branham Lane East, San Jose, CA 95111
Evergreen Library, 2635 Aborn Rd. San Jose, CA 95121
Rose Garden, 1580 Naglee Av. San Jose, CA 95126
Santa Teresa Library, 290 International Cr. San Jose, CA 95119
Tully Library, 880 Tully Rd. San Jose, CA 95111
Vineland Library, 1450 Blossom Hill Rd. San Jose, CA 95118
West Valley Library, 1243 San Tomas Aquino Rd. San Jose, CA 95117
Willow Glen Library, 1157 Minnesota Ave. San Jose, CA 95125
Evergreen Community Center, 4860 San Felipe Rd. San Jose, CA 95135
Roosevelt Community Center, 901 E. Santa Clara St. San Jose, CA 95116
Seven Trees Community Center, 3590 Cas Dr. San Jose, CA 95111
Southside Community Center, 5585 Cottle Rd. San Jose, CA 95123
West SJ Community and Policing Center, 3707 Williams Rd. San Jose, CA 95117
Willow Glen Community Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave. San José, CA 95125
The City of San Jose in partnership with the Office of Councilmember Madison Nguyen present Operation Prom Dress 2011. This is the third year in a row that Ms. Nguyen has led the effort to collect prom dresses for junior and senior girls to wear to their high school proms. The 2009 drive brought in over 300 dresses and in 2010 over 800 dresses were collected.
Donate a new or gently used dress at participating Libraries and Community Centers between 2010 December and 2011 April 4.