May 22, 2022

University of Virginia: “Students Introduce Clemons Library Toy Service For Community Members”

From The Cavalier Daily:

Fourth-year College student David Birkenthal and fourth-year Curry student Madison Lewis kickstarted the pilot program for the University’s first toy service at Clemons Library Monday.

Parents and children can look through a catalogue to decide which toys they would like to check out. The toys can be checked out for two weeks at a time and are currently located behind the front desk of Clemons.

“It makes sense we would do it in Clemons because that’s where our children’s books are,” said Paula Archey, a teaching and learning librarian at Clemons. “We have our young adult collections. It would make sense to have all of that in one place.”

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