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The Teen Essential Shelf is an area where teens can "grab-what-you-need" of free personal care items, no questions asked. This repurposed bookshelf provides much needed access of basic hygiene products and local mental health resources for teens and their families. All items are donated from our generous library patrons and our Teen Advisory Committee.  

    

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Everyone is welcome to donate items to our Teen Essential Shelf year-round! Help us collect the following items:

  • DEODORANT
  • PADS AND TAMPONS
  • TOOTHPASTE
  • SHAMPOO
  • HAIRBRUSHES
  • TOOTHBRUSHES
  • CONDITIONER
  • HAIR TIES
  • MOUTHWASH
  • BODY WASH/SOAP
  • BODY CLEANSING WIPES 
  • FLOSS 
  • LOTION
  • LIP BALM
  • BASIC FIRST AID KITS


Seasonal items are also accepted, like sunblock in the Summer, hand warmers in the Winter, and tissue packs in the Fall.

Items can be dropped off at the Main Library's Teen Department,
4001 N. 23rd, McAllen, TX 78504

For more information, please contact the Teen Services Desk at 956-681-3090. 


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