Will-n-Essie's Toybrary was the vision of a former non-profit executive turned stay-at-home mother who had participated in toy libraries while living overseas in New Zealand and England.
|FOUNDER MARCIA MURRAY ENJOYS THE TOYBRARY|
WITH HER CHILDREN
She believed the concept would work well among her friends and neighbors in the close-knit Center City neighborhood of Philadelphia, and in January 2007 launched Will-n-Essie's Toybrary on Rittenhouse Square. Seven months after opening, the Toybrary was named Philadelphia Magazine's "Best of Philly ®" - Toy Source 2007.
The second Will-n-Essie's Toybrary opened in September 2008 in the Washington Park neighborhood of Wenatchee, Washington and is now a positive part of the "Apple Capital".
Both Toybraries represent the generosity and hard work of many individuals and organizations - representing all that is good about play ... and all that is good in our communities.
The Toybrary directors and volunteers look forward to bringing Will-n-Essie's Toybrary to other communities so that more children can reap the benefits of pure, old fashioned, child-directed play - with the best toys available!