ERIC Number: ED335038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
The Toy Lending Library.
Wiscont, Jeanne Mull
This paper explores the concept of toy lending libraries. The first six chapters discuss: (1) the history of toy lending libraries; (2) the values and purposes of using games and toys with children; (2) the contribution of games and toys to the goals of a children's services library division; (3) examples of toy lending service in public libraries; (4) factors to be considered before establishing such a library (i.e., toy selection criteria, and how to acquire, process, store, and circulate toys); (5) how to establish a toy lending library; and (6) the parent/child toy lending library which teaches parents how to support the development of a child's healthy self-concept, understand the selection criteria for toys and implement accompanying learning activities, and realize the concept orientation of the toys. Examples and descriptions of eight basic toys and eight loaner toys are also presented. The seventh chapter presents a summary and concludes that toys and games are other forms of material which can be recreational and educational in nature, thus adding another dimension to the educational services of a public library. Six appendixes include: (1) a selected listing of producers and distributors; (2) examples of toys for ages 3 to 5 which strengthen large muscles, stretch the mind, are useful for pretending, and release feelings; (3) the toy lending library questionnaire; (4) a list of the toys at one Wisconsin library; (5) examples of catalog cards used at a North Carolina library; and (6) a sample of a toy lending sheet. (60 references) (MAB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Oshkosh.
Note: Seminar paper, Master's degree requirement, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.