Baby toys can be expensive. As they learn and grow they outgrow or get bored with the toys they have. So you can end up with tubs of outgrown rattles and toys that your baby isn’t going to take a second look at. That’s ok if you have the space to store bins of old toys or are planning on garage sales in hopes of a modest return on the toy cost. Or you can borrow toys from an Ottawa toy library.
Toy libraries have a wide variety of toys that you can borrow for a week of more. Often you just go in and sign up then take home a new toy to enjoy. From jolly jumpers and baby gyms to trucks and balls toy libraries are a great place to test out new toys and keep your baby entertained.
In Ottawa you can find a toy library in most areas, below is a list of a few organizations that have toy libraries and links to their websites. If you don’t see one in your area find your Ontario Early Years Centre.
Toy libraries are also an excellent place to donate your gently used toys. You can give your old directly to someplace that will use them rather than donating them to Goodwill or someplace that sells them for money.
http://paulhaberstroh.com/the-21st-century-classroom/2015-10-09-07-26-38/ Dalhousie Community Centre
755 Somerset Street West
Ottawa, ON. K1R 6R1
Global Childcare Services
1714 Montreal Rd
Gloucester ON K1J 6N5
The Parents Resource
300 Goulburn Private
Ottawa, ON K1N 1C9
Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre
1365 Richmond Road, 2nd floor
Ottawa ON K2B 6R7