Back-to-School Clothing Swap

Happy person carrying many shopping bags

Our third annual Back-to-School Clothing Swap will span TWO days this year! Please join us anytime between 12 noon and 5 PM.

What does your back-to-school shopping list look like this year? Kids had a growth spurt over the summer? No longer interested in last year's cool T-shirts? Is your baby now a toddler but their adorable outfits were hardly worn? We have a solution for you! A week or two before school starts, Elmhurst library hosts an exchange of clothes for babies, kids, and teens. (We also get some clothing for adults, but the focus is on the younger set.) 

Anyone can help themselves to what they need. You do not need to bring anything to participate.

Donations will be accepted all through the month of July, during library open hours. Clothing should be clean and in good condition. Toys and baby gear are also accepted, but please do not bring cribs or car seats. You can also bring them on Thursday, the first day of the swap. Any items not claimed by the end of Friday will be donated to another good cause.

2:00 FRIDAY ONLY -- FREE ICE CREAM! Make your own sundae with fixins provided by the Friends of the Oakland Library.


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Elmhurst Branch

1427 88th Ave.
Oakland, CA 94621
Phone: (510) 615-5727