Why a Toy Library?
Through a toy library children have enhanced possibilities to experiment their way towards new games and interests at the same time as the economic burden on parents lessens and the home will not be over crowded with gear. Toy Libraries exist in other parts of the world – of course there should be one in Sweden as well!
A favourite toy as a child were my lego figures that looked like animals (the were called “Fabuland”). I loved to build houses and villages where they were going to live. It’s a bummer they don’t produce them anymore ☹ Another favourite was my bike! I used to pretend it was a horse. There was an older girl in my neighbourhood that went to a horse riding school and she thought me and the other younger kids everything about horseback riding and how we should look after our horses (bikes).
What are your hopes with the Toy Library?
I am super happy that the idea of a toy library became a reality. Hopefully, at the Toy Library we will create a sense of community and participation – that the children and their parents feel that this is our place! I also hope that the concept of a toy library will spread to other districts in Gothenburg and also other cities in Sweden.