Willoughby-Eastlake Toy Library has Play Options for Kids with Special Needs

Willoughby-Eastlake Toy Library has Play Options for Kids with Special Needs

Check out more than books: the Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library has launched a brand new Toy Library with more than 70 toys that can be checked out for 21 days at the Willoughby and Willowick Public Libraries.

The Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library worked with RePlay for Kids, a 501c3 nonprofit organization of volunteers who repair and adapt toys and assistive devices for children with disabilities in Northeast Ohio. Library staff members participated in a toy adaptation workshop to better learn how an adapted toy works and how to repair them. An adapted toy is one that has been manipulated for ease of use for children with dexterity issues.

The W-E Play Toy Library was made possible through the contribution of Angela Bair and the generosity of local businesses and partners. The W-E Play Toy Library is available to library card holders in good standing. Up to three toys per family may be checked out and toys must be returned to the checkout desk at the library from which they were borrowed. A late fee of $0.10 per day will be incurred for overdue items. To complement the W-E Play Toy Library, adapted programming also is available at four Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library locations. A list of all toys in the W-E Play Toy Library and a calendar of events can be found at we247.org.

— Submitted by Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library

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