One of the best things to happen this year for Austin families was the opening of Toybrary Austin. It truly is a marvelous concept and green business model; as owner and longtime educator Liza Wilson explains on the website:
A toy library operates much like a book library, only the items available for loan are toys, making it possible for parents to offer their children age-appropriate toys at each developmental stage without having to spend a lot of money or have a ton of storage space. We have over 850 toys available for checkout, so come check it out!
But the Toybrary is about much more than toys. Drop in during any given week, and you might find language immersion classes for toddlers, art labs for older kids, parenting workshops, concerts by popular children’s performers like Staci Gray and Laura Freeman, puppet shows, Heartsong music classes, yoga, Lego birthday parties, and even date night child care. There’s also plenty of quiet time when you can sip a cup of tea and read or chat while your child explores the beautiful, clean, developmentally stimulating indoor play area.
Can you tell how much I love this place? Then you can imagine my delight when Liza contributed a six-day Stay & Play pass for Alt Ed Austin’s Anniversary Giveaway Week. This would be a great holiday gift for a friend—or yourself! You have several ways to enter, with up to eight chances to win. We’ll keep the entry box (below) open through Thursday and announce the winner on lucky Friday the 13th.
Toybrary Austin, located at 7817 Rockwood Lane in north central Austin near Anderson Lane, is open from 10am to 6pm Tuesday through Saturday.