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For students not interested in the traditional prom experience, the Pflugerville Public Library's "Anti-Prom" offers an alternative.

But this year one small typo almost made the event a whole lot different than anyone might have expected.


Rose Cobb, 33, the marketing specialist for the Pflugerville Public Library in Texas "didn't think too much of it" when she noticed a typo in the announcement for the library's Anti-Prom event written in the Community Impact newspaper.

"The theme of the night is 'Fairy Tales'", the description read.

"There will be a DJ, snakes, and a photo booth."

"At first I just thought, 'Oh, they mean snacks,'" Cobb told Buzzfeed News.

To Cobb's surprise though once the announcement got around more than one person started wondering about the event's reptilian guest list.

"I know it sounds weird — we are kind of forward thinking with our programming," Cobb said.

"So I figured that this one mistake might actually cause some real confusion in our community."

So the library had to issue an unexpected and hilarious correction.


Much to the disappointment of students the library set the record straight on social media Monday, letting them know there would not in fact be any snakes at Anti-Prom.

"ATTENTION - there will be no snakes at this Friday's Anti Prom at the library."
"There was a typo in a local paper that said we will have snakes."
"We will have snacks. Snacks is what we will have."

Some people were totally behind the whole "snakes" idea though.


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After all, what could be more "Anti-Prom" than a bunch of snakes?




Even though snakes were officially off the invite list, the library did seem willing to make at least one exception.


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Pfluegerville Library/Facebook


But while Anti-Prom will be a snake free event, the library pointed out that snakes will be in attendance during their Teen De-Stressing Day: Reptile Hangout on May 22nd.

Meanwhile library director Jennifer Coffey is grateful for all the attention caused by the comical typo since it's a chance to highlight events like Anti-Prom, aimed at creating safe, inclusive spaces for students.

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