"Every child has the right to enjoy childhood. Toys must be free for all. There are many benefits associated with toy libraries such as financial, environmental, social, educational, etc. It is beneficial for society to make this set up as a part of their lifestyle. Though the concept of the library is much old-school, the application caters to modern society needs." - Dikshi Aurora
The TOYbrary is a toy lending program where parents, grandparents, and/or caregivers can go to borrow good-quality toys, puzzles, and games. These items may be borrowed and enjoyed at home—just like books from a lending library.
The TOYbrary builds community through ongoing social connections, exchanges, and healthy interactions. It also teaches children the value of honesty, taking and returning,
The TOYbrary helps reduce our environmental impact, prevent waste, and foster a sense of responsibility.
The TOYbrary is committed to the work of equity and inclusion. All families are welcome to the TOYbrary at Oh Happy Play. We enthusiastically and explicitly welcome all families -- especially BIPOC families, low-income families, families that include LGBTQIA+ members, families that include disabled members, and other families who may be excluded, overtly or implicitly,
from some places and communities.
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Our address is 1876 Central Avenue, Dubuque, Iowa