CRPL Partners with Macaroni Kid Cedar Rapids for National Halloween Costume Swap Day

Family friendly website and newsletter Macaroni Kid Cedar Rapids is partnering with the Cedar Rapids Public Library to bring for the first ever National Halloween Costume Swap on Sunday, October 2 from 1 pm – 4 pm.

Drop off your gently used and clean costumes (up to kids size 14) at the Cedar Rapids Public Library at Westdale on Tuesday, September 27th and Wednesday, September 28th, from 4:00-7:00.  In exchange for your costume(s) you will be give a Swap Ticket to be brought back for the event on October 2nd from 1:00-4:00 pm.  Costumes will also be available for sale from 3:00-4:00 pm for a small fee. Proceeds from the sales will benefit the Cedar Rapids Public Library. Remaining costumes will be donated to Costumes for Kids, a local organization that donates costumes to less fortunate kids within the community.

A costume swap is recycling at its most fun.  Kids get new-to-them costumes and parents save money and the planet.  Through the efforts of the grassroots, non-profit known as Green Halloween, families in the area are being invited to take a greener approach to Halloween.  Something as simple as a costume swap does make a difference. In fact, statistics show that swapping the costumes of only half of the children who celebrate Halloween would reduce annual landfill waste by 6,250 tons, equivalent to the weight of 2500 midsize cars.

The first 100 participants to drop off their gently used costumes will receive a Swag Bag full of goodies from local businesses.

WHAT: National Halloween Costume Swap

WHEN: October 2, 1 pm – 4 pm

Costume Drop Off: September 27 and 28, 4 – 7 pm at CRPL West

WHERE: CRPL West, 2600 Edgewood Rd. SW Suite 330, Cedar Rapids

WHO: Everyone!

For more information on the Cedar Rapids Public Library visit www.crlibrary.org or call (319) 398-5123.

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About Macaroni Kid:

Macaroni Kid has been going strong in Cedar Rapids and surrounding area since October 2010.  Macaroni Kid is a free weekly e-newsletter and website that highlights all of the great things for kids and their families to do in our community.  With reaching over 12,000 page views monthly and close to 1000 subscribers, the site is quickly approaching the one year mark for keeping the parents in the area “in-the-know” for weekly kid and family events and activities.

Parents in the area can sign up to receive their weekly newsletter by visiting www.macaronikid.com and selecting Cedar Rapids from the drop down list or by visiting www.cedarrapids.macaronikid.com. In addition to the events in the area, we’ll be bringing reviews and insights about events and activities in Cedar Rapids, as well as featuring informative articles, recipes, and crafts.

Macaroni Kid Iowa City started publication in July 2011 and is also quickly becoming a great resource for families in Iowa City and surrounding areas.

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