Teen Recycled Dreams Fashion Show Registration Now Open

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (February 1, 2018) –  Manatee County Public Libraries announced the registration opening of its Teen Recycled Dreams Fashion Show today. The popular award-winning event, in collaboration with The Friends of the Library and Keep Manatee Beautiful, gives teens a chance to live a day in the life of a fashion designer and/or model.

 Contestants make their own original fashion using recycled or repurposed materials and present their creation on the runway in front of a live audience where a panel of judges select a winner based on creativity, presentation and use of recycled materials. Prizes are awarded for First, Second and Third place, along with two Honorable Mentions.


Designers are able to register as an individual or part of a team. Each designer can model the design or choose a model. While designers must be between the ages of 13 and 19, models can be any age.

Make up and hair stylists are available to the designers and models at Downtown Library the day of the show. Judges are from outside the library system.

The event will be held on Saturday, April 21, from 1 to 3 PM at Downtown Library, 1301 Barcarrota Boulevard West, Bradenton, 34205.


The Teen Recycled Fashion Show is the 2016 recipient of the Florida Library Association’s Betty Davis Miller Youth Services Award, which recognizes innovative or outstanding youth programs, and a 2015 recipient of a Recycling Award from Keep Manatee Beautiful, a non-profit organization committed to making Manatee County a cleaner and more beautiful environment.

Online registration can be accessed via Manatee Libraries’ Website at mymanatee.org/library, its Facebook page @manalibraries or by going directly to http://bit.ly/recycledfash

For more information, please contact Kelly Foster at 941-748-5555, x6307

About the Manatee County Public Library System: The Florida Library Association’s 2016 Library of Year and 2013 “Library Innovation” winner, the Manatee County Public Library System supports the County’s growing community and visitors through a wide range of educational and technological resources and programs at six facilities in downtown Bradenton (Riverwalk), the east county region, the south county area, Holmes Beach, Palmetto and Ellenton. This past year, Manatee Libraries was visited by nearly 850,000 customers who made use of its resources over 3.9 million times (a record high). Downloads of their digital ebook/eaudio/movies have continued to double each year, while technical training and computer assistance were up 16%. The 47,000 customers who attended their wide variety of informational and educational programs and events reflect an increase of 130% since 2006. For more information, call Downtown Library at (941) 748-5555, ext. 6307. For more information on Manatee County Public Library System, visit mymanatee.org/library and follow them at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @manalibraries. For more information about Manatee County Government, call 941-748-4501 or visit mymanatee.org, facebook.com/manatee.county.fl or twitter @ManateeGov