Cape Cod Toy Library’s collections of play materials comes largely from individual and business donations of gently used as well as new toys and books. Your donation is most appreciated. Sponsorship for a collection or mini collection is also welcomed. The following provides a sampling of toys in each collection category.  

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Creative Play: building blocks, design toys

Sensory Play:  music toys, sequence beads, puzzles

Physical Play: balls, slides, balance toys, hula hoops   

School Play: alphabet, math & science toys, cultural toys

Pretend Play: cars, trucks, animals, dolls, cooking/food sets  

Infant Toddler Play: music boxes, stacking, sorting & pull toys

Special Needs Play: specialized & adapted toys for various physical needs

Game Play: cooperative, matching, memory, word, strategy & family games

We especially appreciate:

  • Wooden toys and eco-friendly toys.

  • Toys that can be used in more than one way.

  • Toys that can be used by more than one age group.

  • Toys that have been selected as Parent Choice Award winners.

  • Toys and books that authentically represent different cultures and families.

  • Children’s picture books by award winning authors and illustrators.

  • Reference books about child development, play, and parenting.

  • Storage bins and attractive baskets for storing and displaying toys.

* We can sometimes accept parts of toy sets as replacements for missing pieces or create a new set

 * We also accept some household items and furnishings as well as recyclable items for creative play.

Thank you for thinking of Cape Cod Toy Library, Inc. for your donation of toys and books. Many children and families will benefit from the play-based learning experiences you help to make possible. Thank you!

Play encourages active hands which in turn encourages the brain to think.
— Wasserman, 1992

We encourage you to shop at local stores, especially those that have supported Cape Cod Toy Library.

Thank you!