The Perth & District Union Public Library is now offering a Toy Lending Library! Created with the support of Lanark County Best Start, the collection is made up of high-quality toys and puzzles aimed at ages 0-6.

“Families can borrow these materials just like borrowing a book from the Library,” said Heidi Taber, Children’s Librarian. “By creating a free accessible collection, it allows all children 0-6 and all families to have access to high quality materials that promote learning through play and foster a love of learning and literacy.”

The toys were sourced locally wherever possible, with support from Spring Children in Perth and Wildchild Woodcraft in Tay Valley. Some examples of the toys available to be borrowed are a Pikler triangle, balance beam, ramp, peg puzzles, and Magna-Tiles. The full list of toys can be found by searching the library catalogue for “toy library”. There are no late fees on any children’s materials borrowed from the library, including the Toy Lending Library.

The Perth & District Library offers a wide range of programs and services for children and families, including weekly Babytime, Storytime, March Break and summer programs. To learn more about the services offered by the Library, explore our services and events on our website or call 613-267-1224.