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Toy Lending Library of Cincinnati was incorporated in Ohio in April 2016 as a nonprofit by Patricia M. Knueven with the first Board of Directors: Robin Clark and Margaret Knueven. In June 2016 we gained 501c(3) status as a public charity.

Since incorporating our Board of Directors has grown and our opening concept has changed. We anticipate opening on a small, virtual scale in 2017. Our main goal is to become part of the solution of educating young children. Children who have a foundation of learning during their first few years of life prior to formal education have a greater capacity to learn. They will be more successful once they enter school and later in life. We strive to play a role in the economic change that will improve our society here in Cincinnati with an increase in productive citizens.

Our mission is provide members resources to promote early quality education for children from birth to age 5.

Members can be parents, grandparents, nannies, babysitters, extended family members, and other organizations that spend time teaching and nurturing a child. We allow such a broad category for membership because we understand that it take a village to raise a child. There are many adults in the village that a child can learn from. We hope to penetrate the home environment of children and provide enriching materials that foster early learning skills. Our first resource will be our toy kits. These are little packages that will inspire fun play time between the adult and child. Children learn best through playful interactions with interesting tangible objects. We will lend the toy kits to members who will enjoy playing with them and then return them in order to check out a new one.

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