Summer Lending Events

Thank you to all who have joined us during our “trial” summer period! We have had so much fun getting to know each family and look forward to seeing parents and their children at each event. We wanted to share a couple updates with you as we move into the fall and officially launch the Minneapolis Toy Library.

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First, we’re always seeking new members so please share your experience as a member  of the lending library with your friends. Second, we’re expanding our locations.  Please keep an eye on our Facebook Page for the most updated information on where and when the next event will be held. We’ll also be adding more toys in the near future and as always welcome donations at any of our lending events or can be contacted for a pick-up/drop-off arrangement. Thirdly, if you’ve attended an event and considered volunteering with us, we’d love to have your support. Shifts can be anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on your availability. Send an email to mplstoylibrary@gmail.com for more information on how to get involved.

Finally as we officially launch the membership dues will be $20 for a full year. If you signed on at $10 rate, you’re grandfathered in until your six month trial has been completed at which point, you can decide to stay a member for an additional $10 or decline renewing your membership. If the donation fees present an obstacle for your family, please let us know and we will definitely work with you. Part of our mission is to remove economic barriers for families to access toys that help children’s healthy development through play.

As our membership has grown over the summer, some may not be familiar with our organization. Currently, we’re a small group of volunteers that have come together over common values of building community, reducing waste, and allowing children regardless of socioeconomic status to have access to high-quality toys. More to come in the near future – thank you for all your support over the summer as we’ve ironed out the details and truly made the Toy Library dream a reality.

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