The Oxford Toy Closet
Borrow, play, return, repeat!
The Oxford Toy Closet is a toy library, encouraging environmentally friendly and affordable play in Memphis, TN.
What is a toy library?
A toy library is place where you can borrow or rent toys! It provides children with affordable access to a wider variety of playthings, while reducing environmental waste and decluttering homes.
Why does the Oxford Toy Closet exist?
In 2020, one Memphis family was trying to build a collection of Montessori materials and open-ended toys, but found the cost prohibitive. Through research, they came across the concept of a toy library. Intrigued, they collected donations, built an inventory, and set up a catalog system. The Oxford Toy Closet was born! It was named after Oxford Avenue, the street of its birth.
In 2022, this family moved out of state, but one of its members reached out and expressed interest in continuing the project. The Oxford Toy now continues from a residence near the University of Memphis. The location has changed, but the mission providing Memphis families with high quality materials and toys remains the same.
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