Instead of buying toys your kids will soon outgrow — how about borrowing them?

Ryan Kailath Dec 27, 2018
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Instead of buying toys your kids will soon outgrow — how about borrowing them?

Ryan Kailath Dec 27, 2018
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“Toyeries”— like book lending libraries but for toys —  were at one time more common, especially in big cities. After a decline in the 1970s and 1980s, they are starting to come back. There are an estimated 350-400 toy libraries in the country now, with about three more launching per month.

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