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Educational toys now available for borrowing at Guelph Public Library

Collection for babies to 3 years old
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Creative play is invaluable in promoting lifelong learning and early literacy development in children. Stimulate your child’s imagination with the help of your Guelph Public Library. Now available at all library locations is the new Toy Lending collection for babies to 3 years old. These educational toys are made of natural materials, contain no electronic parts and encourage children to explore playtime fun at their level and ability.

“We look forward to positively impacting the minds of Guelph children by making these high-quality toys accessible to everyone,” shares Christy Giesler, Supervisor of Scottsdale Branch. “What I love most about this toy lending collection is our ability to connect people to resources that they may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience.”

This toy lending collection is made possible thanks to the generous donation from the Schneider Family, in memory of Kiera Schneider and the special part the library played in her life, along with an exciting new partnership with the Toy Exchange Club. This collaboration gives these toys a second life and creates equitable access to their benefits for everyone in our community.

“I started Toy Exchange Club to make childhood play more sustainable by using a sharing economy model, eliminating plastic toys, and reducing toy and packaging waste,” shares Toy Exchange Club owner Carissa Bourrie. “This partnership extends that vision further. I am truly thrilled to work with the library on this project and am eager to see the results of our collective impact.”

Visit any library location today with your library card to check out these educational toys for up to three weeks or place your holds in the library’s catalogue by searching for “educational toys” and then select the nearest library location for pick up!