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Once Upon a Formal is an ongoing formal and semiformal dress loaning program [at the Gilbert (Minn.) Public Library] geared toward teens. We collect gently used and clean dress donations and store them in our cloak closet until someone needs to borrow a dress. They have the loan for up to one month. We reserve the right to turn away dirty and torn dresses, and we ask that anyone who borrows a dress have it cleaned before returning it.