York, PA (PressExposure) November 11, 2009 -- Stay at Home Mom Launches Toy Library
Stephanie Giese, a York, PA mother of two and former elementary school teacher, founds Tiny Toes Toy Library
As the economy suffers and budget cuts are taking away children's programing from public libraries, one local mom has decided to take matters into her own hands by starting a toy library business.
Tiny Toes Toy Library, LLC will be the first of its kind. At the advice of West Manchester Commissioner Steve Chronister, Stephanie Giese is opening the first privately owned toy library in our area and, to our knowledge, in the country.
The toy library will sell memberships to local families which will allow access to a child-friendly playroom environment six days a week as well as toy borrowing privileges. Members will be able to check out toys in much the same way that they would check out books from a public library.
Tiny Toes will also offer weekly story times and art classes for a nominal fee of approximately five dollars per class. Families who chose not to purchase a membership will still be able to play for a small fee, however, toy borrowing is reserved for members only.
The toy library is slated to open in the Randolph Park Shopping Center on November 27th. It will be located in one of the shopping center's interior spaces.
Tiny Toes is committed to focusing on imaginative play in children ages 6 months to 6 years. There will be no video games, television equipment, or computer games offered at the toy library. Only a variety of high-end, name brand learning toys (such as Leap Frog) and traditional blocks, play kitchens, rocking horses, etc will be available. The hope is to engage children in active learning and build creativity while having fun. The benefits of toy libraries are numerous. For example, parents save money not having to purchase new toys. There is also less environmental waste from packaging and toy production when several children are sharing toys. Most importantly, children are engaged in imaginative play and a social learning environment.
For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release contact Stephanie Giese or visit [http://www.tinytoestoys.com].