Absolutely! Between uses, toys are sprayed with a mixture of essential oils and water. Lavender, tea tree oil, peppermint, and rosemary are all extremely effective and safe as sanitizers.
Cloth toys and costumes are washed in our washing machine. Toys may also be washed at a very high temperature in our dishwasher.
Please feel free to sanitize the toys using one of these methods before returning them.
Any time! Toybrary Austin gratefully accepts donations of like-new and gently used high quality toys. Due to our high standards, we are selective about which ones we keep. Toys that we do not keep will be donated to SafePlace or CASA.
Yes! Your children are welcome to “stay and play” a while in the play area when you come to check out toys. There will also be children’s books to read and comfy places to sit.
You may bring the toys back and re-check them out. Remember–you are free to come by just to play any time!
You may check 3 toys out at a time. These may be brought in for exchange as often as you like. The maximum checkout for any set of toys is one month.
If a toy ends up ruined, broken, or lost, you have 3 options:
a) You may purchase one of the toys on the Toybrary Austin Amazon wish list to replace it.
b) Bring in anther safe, educational toy as a replacement. You might already have something appropriate at home that your child no longer uses. These toys will be accepted at the sole discretion of the owner.
c) $25 will be charged to your account.
If you lose a piece, you will have a few extra days to try to find it. If the piece is still lost after 3 days, you will be charged a replacement fee of .25, .50, or $1.00, depending on the size of the piece.
Every toy is carefully prepared for borrowing.
Each toy is examined, cleaned, and disinfected between borrowers.
These precautions reduce your child’s exposure to germs and safety issues resulting from damage and wear.