Discover the world of play at your toy library

A toy library is a public space where anyone – of any age – can borrow a wide choice of toys and games. In the same way that a public library loans books, a toy library lends out all kinds of games, puzzles, toys, party equipment and much more.
Toy libraries promote play as an active leisure pursuit, and they foster the sociocultural value of play. They enable families and children to try out new toys and games, to spend time playing together, and to avoid accumulating unused toys and games at home. Schools and institutions can also borrow games for use in class or on camp. Some toy libraries have dedicated play areas and tables where you can try out the games onsite. Most toy libraries organise events or workshops for children, teens, or adults.
Visit a toy library in your local area – you’ll discover toys and games for everyone!

What’s on offer in a toy library:

  • Broad selection of toys and games which you can borrow for a small fee
  • Family- and eco-friendly service, available to anyone in the local area
  • Professional and personal advice about play
  • Indoor and outdoor play activities
  • Cooperation with other organisations
  • Events such as games nights, tournaments, village fêtes, visits for schools and crèches, activities for holiday camps, etc.
  • Often spaces to play

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