Children learn through playtime, and access to age-appropriate toys that focus on critical learning skills is vital. The Toy Library is a resource developed to make an impact toward serving more individuals and families.
We offer more than 100 different age appropriate toys, including toys adapted for children with special needs.
Toys will be stored offsite and can be reserved online or through library staff and sent to any location. Toys in the collection are geared toward children ages 0-8 years. Patrons will find a variety of toys including dolls, musical instruments, building blocks, games and more! Two sets of toys may be checked out to one cardholder at the same time. Items are subject to the same lending terms as checking out a book.
Every toy in our Toy Library is carefully examined, cleaned and disinfected after every loan. For information about our Toy Library, please contact Kendall Munch, Youth Collection Librarian by phone (402.444.4820) or email or contact your local branch.
Baby Reads Kits
Baby Reads Kits for parents are available for checkout. Each kit contains 3 board books to read; lullaby music CD to play; a DVD to watch and learn; Read Aloud Now tips; and a “Read for Joy” pamphlet.
List of Baby Reads Kits
Healing Hearts Kits
Kits are available for children and young adults experiencing loss through death, separation or divorce of a family member, friend, or pet.
List of Healing Hearts Kits
Each kit contains equipment, supplies, and experiments to explore a different theme by performing science activities.
List of Science Kits
Each bag contains 1 doll, 2 books, and a folder containing an author biography, booklist, and journaling pages for the child to write about his/her adventures with the character.
List of Storybook Buddies Kits
Sensory Storyboxes were designed for children with special needs. All storyboxes contain children’s books with additional content varying from music compact discs, fidgets, weighted lap pads, other manipulatives.
List of Sensory Storyboxes
Boxes feature classroom-favorite themes and are filled with props, manipulatives, and 5 books that give children a concrete sense of each concept.
List of Storyboxes
Water Safety Bags
Water Safety Bags were created to educate children and adults about water safety.
List of Water Safety Bags