Recycled Dreams Registration Now Open

Recycled Dreams Registration Now Open
Posted on 02/01/2019
Queenie Zheng of Manatee School for the Arts

Manatee County’s most unique fashion show, Recycled Dreams, returns Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Downtown Library from 1 to 3 PM. All teens are invited to register and try to create an original fashion using recycled or repurposed materials.

Each design will be presented on a runway in front of a panel of judges and audience members. Designers can either model the design themselves or choose their own models (any ages).

Keep Manatee Beautiful, the organization dedicated to promoting community awareness and involvement in litter prevention, recycling and beautification throughout Manatee County, once again is sponsoring prizes for First, Second and Third place winners. Prizes for Honorable Mention also will be awarded. Winners will be based on creativity, presentation and use of recycled materials. 

Designers can register as an individual or part of a team. Both designers and their models will have access to make up and hair stylists the morning of the show free of charge. Lunch will also be provided to contestants, courtesy of the Friends of Central Library.

Interested teens can register at or directly from the @manalibraries Facebook event.

Downtown Library is located at 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.

Please contact Kelly Foster, Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator, at 941-748-5555, x6307, or for any additional information.

About the Manatee County Public Library System: The Florida Library Association’s 2016 Library of Year and two-time 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. Please contact Kelly Foster, Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator, at 941-748-5555, ext. 6307, for any additional information, or visit and follow them at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @manalibraries. For more information about Manatee County Government, call 941-748-4501 or visit, or twitter @ManateeGov