Toy Libraries

Toy libraries offer services to local families, play projects and childcare providers.

They can range from the provision of small, volunteer run, once-a-week collections of toys in one community, to a whole county operation, with several paid staff who catalogue, clean, insure, deliver and collect toys and other play resources.

Some are mobile projects, some offer home visits and others offer play sessions. They can be aimed at children of a specific age or area, or may be set up to target areas of deprivation or children with specific support needs.