Friends’ of the Library First Prom Dress Sale a Success

Friends of the Parsippany Library Fundraising Chair Hannah Cazenas and Librarian/Teen Specialist Samantha Insetta

PARSIPPANY — The Friends of the Parsippany’s first Prom Dress Sale, held April 5 to April 8 at the Parsippany-Troy Hills Main Public Library, raised $1400 for the library’s teen programming and collections.

Volunteers from the Friends of the Parsippany Library were assisted by additional volunteers from Parsippany Hills High School Honor Society and Lambda Xi Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity at Seton Hall University. Over 90 dresses were sold over the course of the sale and several more were sold during the following week via a “pop-up dress shop” near the library’s circulation desk. Several shoppers also were the lucky winners of raffle prizes from All Styling Studio Hair & Makeup, KK Photography, and The Urban Muse.

Upon receiving the Friends’ donation of sale proceeds, Librarian and Teen Specialist Samantha Insetta stated, “On behalf of the Teen Department, I’d like to thank the Friends of the Parsippany Library for all of their hard work with the prom dress sale.  A special thank you to everyone who donated to this unique and exciting event benefiting the awesome teens in our community.  We were so thrilled with the turnout of donations and purchases.  It was a treat to enter the building and see girls rifling through the display racks by the front desk, excited for the opportunity to purchase such beautiful dresses at a discounted price.  We are so grateful to the Friends for gifting the Teen Department with all of the proceeds from the sale.  These funds will go towards new and exciting programs for Teens in 2018.”

The Friends of the Parsippany Library raises funds through hosting book sales; sponsoring events and programs; and generating revenue from their used book store, The Book Nook.

The remainder of the budget is made up of annual dues paid by the membership (whether individual or corporate), donations, and grants.

To learn more about how you can contribute to the growth of Parsippany’s libraries, visit the Friends of the Parsippany Library click here.