The Minneapolis Toy Library invites you to join us for our first lending event Saturday, May 9th from 3:45-4:45pm at Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419. Information about our initial offering of 6-month trial memberships can be found in the attached brochure. We are excited to meet those of you who have been following our progress!
Please know that we are doing everything possible to make this a smooth process for new members; however, we anticipate learning a lot from these first trial memberships and making some changes along the way. We ask for your patience as we navigate this process with you in the hopes of having a larger “grand opening” to accommodate more families this Fall!
If you cannot make it on May 9th, please visit our calendar to view future lending events and locations!
Toy Library Brochure 5.5.15 (Click to download)
There has been a great core group of organizers working to get the toy library up and running! The plans to open as a mobile toy lending program are moving forward, and we have come upon some exciting possibilities for community partnerships! Because of these new opportunities, we have decided to delay our launch until all of the partnership details can be worked out.
In the meantime, we are looking for your input to determine some details of our memberships. If you see yourself as a future toy borrower, please take this four question survey to share your thoughts. We will be taking this input into consideration when making decisions! Then, keep an eye out for membership details to be posted to our website.
You can also keep up with our progress by liking us on Facebook!
After an exciting few weeks of fundraising, we have successfully surpassed our original project budget of $2000! Now the work of bringing the toy library to life begins! We will be gathering together those interested in helping out in the coming weeks. More details to come.
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The Center for a New American Dream is matching dollar for dollar every donation (up to $2000) that the Minneapolis Toy Library receives. Contribute today! Think of it as a gift to your child… and all the other children in our community! Click here to give.
The Minneapolis Toy Library received a matching grant from the Center for a New American Dream and will begin a crowdfunding campaign in the coming weeks! Check back for more details.