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Library of Things

Thanks to a generous grant from the VT Humanities Council in 2021, the Solomon Wright Public Library began offering a circulating collection of nontraditional items. These items are available for any SWPL patron with a library card in good standing to borrow free of charge.

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Peckham Toy Library

The Peckham Toy Library was established in 2022 using funds donated in loving memory of Carolyn Peckham. 

For this special collection we have selected toys that encourage creative and imaginative play and learning. You can open the bins and play here, or borrow toys to take home for a week at a time.

This collection is perfect for grandparents who have children visiting from out of town, parents who want to try before they buy, and kids who are just a little bored with the toys they already have at home and would enjoy something new to play with for a while. 

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Baby Doll Bundle

Two baby dolls and everything needed to take good care of them: a crib, bouncy seat, highchair, baby carrier, bottles, and pacifiers.

This is a photograph of two baby dolls, one dressed in pink, and one dressed in blue.

Pretend Restauraunt Bundle

Everything a kid needs to open a pretend restaurant and enjoy hours of imaginative play: pots and pans, dishes, toy food, and a cash register.

This is a photograph of a collection of toy pots.

Trucks Bundle

Sturdy, recycled plastic trucks can be used indoors or out and are perfect for any kids who loves all things on wheels. Bundle includes: one firetruck, one dump truck, one garbage truck, and one airplane.

This is a photograph of a toy dump truck.

ABC's and 123's Bundle

For the emerging learner ready to practice their ABC's and 123's, this bundle includes: two tracing letters and numbers board books, interactive letter and number flash cards, and alphabet puzzle cards.

This is a photograph of learning cards for emerging learners who are learning their ABCs and 123s.

Bug Bundle

Kids can explore their backyard and see how many bug species they can identify with this kit, which includes: two bug cages, nets, magnifying glasses, a bug identification book, and a set of design-your-own bug stamps.

This is a photograph of a bug cage.

Pottery Bundle

Bundle includes an electric pottery wheel and tools that you can use to try your hand at making cups, vases, bowls, and so much more. Air dry clay is not included, but can be purchased from the library for $5 per pound.

This is a photograph of a kid-sized pottery-making kit.

Tea Time Bundle

Everything a kid will need to host a tea party with service for four: Tea pot, teacups, saucers, and a wooden pop-up toaster and food.

This is a photograph of a children's tea set.

Blocks Bundle

Endless possibilities and tons of building fun, this bundle includes classic blocks and oddly shaped Montessori-style balancing blocks.

This is a photograph of stacks of wooden blocks.

Beach Bundle

Everything you'll need for keeping the kids busy for a day at the beach: beach balls, sand toys, kites, and a mesh tote bag for carrying it all.

This is a photograph of a beach bag filled with beach toys.

Train/Town Bundle

This bundle has it all: wooden tracks, wooden train cars, and a 32 piece wooden town set with buildings and signs.

This is a photograph of wooden toy trains on a toy track, with a toy bridge in the background.
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