Event Calendar

  


Open Hours
Clinton West Plaza, 609 West Clinton Street, Suite 106, Ithaca, NY, 14850

Our Winter hours are:
Mondays 3pm-7pm
Tuesdays 9:30am-11:30am
Wednesdays 9:30am-11:30am
Thursdays 3pm-7pm
Saturdays 9:30am-11:30am

We will be closed Monday, January 15th; Monday February 19th; and Monday, May 28th.
We will also be closed when the Ithaca City School District closes for snow days.
Please check our Facebook page www.facebook.com/fingerlakestoylibrary for updates on closings due to inclement weather.



Upcoming Events:
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Playtime at Southside Community Center
April 11th:

Wednesday, April 11th from 9:30am-11:30am
at Southside Community Center
305 S Plain St, Ithaca, NY 14850

(and continuing on the Second Wednesday of every month: May 9th and June 13th.)
 (There will be no Southside Playtime in July or August)

Come out and see us in the gym at Southside, bring your friends and play the morning away! We will bring a large selection of toys from our collection, suitable for infants through 5 year olds. These events are always free and open to all, you do not need to be a toy library member!


Please check back often to find out about our upcoming Playtime events!

If you would like us to host a playtime at your location and/or be a part of your event, please contact us. We will bring a selection of toys from our collection.

If you are interested in helping organize a fundraising event and/or in becoming a sponsor of one of our fundraising events, please contact us!




Past Events
What have we been up to? Find out below!

Family Game Night at Newfield Public Library February 27th:

Tuesday, February 27th from 6pm-8pm
at Newfield Public Library
198 Main St.
Newfield, NY 14867

Join us for a family game night! We will bring board games for ages 2+, so bring the whole family!

STEM Playtime @ Hasbrouck Community Center March 15th:

March 15th beginning at 2pm
Hasbrouck Community Center @ Hasbrouck Apartments
121 Pleasant Grove Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850

We will be holding our STEM Playtime, where children ages 3-8 can build mazes for robotic Hexbugs out of Magnatiles and play freely with a variety of STEM-related toys


STEM Playtime at Coddington Road Community Center February 3rd:

Saturday, February 3rd 11am-12pm
Coddington Road Community Center 920 Coddington Rd Ithaca, NY 14850

Join the Finger Lakes Toy Library at the Coddington Road Community Center for our STEM themed Playtime! The central activity will be building magnatile mazes for hexbugs, and we will also have a variety of toys geared at building interest and ability in STEM concepts. This event is free and open to all!



Two Playtimes at Montour Falls Library January 26th:

Friday, January 26th,10am-11am
at the Montour Falls Library
406 Main St. Montour Falls, NY 14865

Join us for our first dual Playtime event! We will be holding our STEM Playtime, where children ages 3-8 can build mazes for robotic Hexbugs out of Magnatiles and play freely with a variety of STEM-related toys, as well as a general Playtime for younger children, with a selection of toys from our collection!


Playtime at Southside Community Center November 8th, December 13th, and January 10th:

Come out and see us in the gym at Southside, bring your friends and play the morning away! We will bring a large selection of toys from our collection, suitable for infants through 5 year olds. These events are always free and open to all, you do not need to be a toy library member!

at Southside Community Center, 305 S Plain St, Ithaca, NY 14850


STEM Playtime December 4th 3pm in Trumansburg:

Ulysses Philomathic Library, 74 E Main St, Trumansburg, New York 14886

Join us from 3pm-4pm for a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) themed Playtime in Trumansburg! We will bring along some great toys to encourage STEM interests, geared at children 2.5 to 8 years old. Come play and discover with your friends!


Apple Harvest Fest September 29 - October 1:
 We will bring toy library toys for the community to play with at the 
Tompkins Trust Family Fun Zone 
at Center Ithaca from 12-4pm everyday during the festival! 
"Come by for free games, activities, and giveaways. They'll have a balloon artist, feather hair accessories, photo opps, and games provided by Finger Lakes Toy Library!! These activities are free to participate!" 

Playtime in Dryden September 27th:

Dryden Southworth Library, 24 W. Main St., Dryden, NY 13053
We will be hosting a playtime for toddlers immediately following the library's 10:00 storytime, and ending at noon.

Playtime in Trumansburg August 28th:
10:00am - 12:00pm at Ulysses Philomathic Library 
74 East Main Street, Trumansburg, NY

STEM-themed Playtime July 11th in Newfield:

Tuesday, July 11 11:00am-12:00pm
Newfield Library, 198 Main Street, Newfield, NY 14867
We will be hosting a STEM-themed playtime for children aged 3-8 after storytime. A centerpiece activity for the kids will be creating mazes for robotic Hexbugs out of Magna-Tiles. Also available will be the Robot Turtles board game, which teaches children basic programming concepts, as well as a variety of additional toys geared toward building kids' interest and capabilities in STEM fields. 

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony June 22nd
June 22nd @ 4:45pm - Open House 4:30 - 6:00
Clinton West Plaza, 609 West Clinton Street, Suite 106, Ithaca, NY 14850
Come celebrate the opening of the toy library in our new location in Clinton Plaza!

Playdate in the Park with The Child Development Council:
Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 from 4:30-7:00 pm 
at the Small Pavilion at Stewart Park! 
The Finger Lakes Toy Library will participate in The Council's playdate by bringing toys from our lending library collection to play with in the park. Also offered:

Free Carousel Rides ALL Day!
Activities for Children
Healthy Snacks & Beverages
Fun Giveaways
Raffles

Playdate in the Park is an annual event (now in its third year) that the Child Development Council offers as a gift to the community.  The Council says, "It is an example of unlocking the potential in young children and their families through education and play." 

STEM-themed Playtime June 10th in Lansing:
June 10th 10:30-12:00 at Lansing Library
27 Auburn Rd, Lansing, NY 14882
We will be partnering with the Lansing Community Library to offer a STEM-themed playtime for children aged 3-8. A centerpiece activity for the kids will be creating mazes for robotic Hexbugs out of Magna-Tiles. Also available will be the Robot Turtles board game, which teaches children basic programming concepts, as well as a variety of additional toys geared toward building kids' interest and capabilities in STEM fields.

Celebration of Sustainability in Play for World Play Day May 20th:

Saturday, May 20th, 10am-1pm 
at the Cass Park Pavilion, right next door to the Ithaca Children's Garden. 

Our celebration is to commemorate World Play Day and the International Toy Library Association's theme this year is Sustainability. Come and learn more about how Ithaca's newly-formed toy library expands our community's commitment to sustainability. We are excited to welcome you to our first big event!

Come build your own loose parts play kit out of natural materials, play with toys from our growing collection, and enjoy music and puppet shows by Lily Silly (11am) and Miss Angie (12pm)! Eco-education toys we have purchased from Sustainable Tompkins grant funds will be highlighted.

Visit the Hands-on-Nature Anarchy Zone next door and explore with an Ithaca Children's Garden playworker, who will be onsite there in conjunction with FLTL's World Play Day celebration. 

Bring a picnic lunch. Some snacks will be provided. 
$5-10 suggested donation per family. 

Please come even if you are not able to give.

STEM-themed Playtime in Montour Falls May 2nd:
May 2nd, 5pm-7pm
Montour Falls Library, 406 W Main St, Montour Falls, New York 14865
We will host an evening of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) for children ages 3-8. The centerpiece activity will be creating mazes for robotic Hexbugs with Duplos, Magna-Tiles, and paper towel rolls, and there will be many other toys available for curious children to experiment with!

Playtime at Southside Community Center April 26th:
Weekday Playtime Wednesday April 26th, 9:30am - 11:30am
305 South Plain Street, Ithaca, NY, 14850
We will bring some of our growing collection along for everyone to play with and we will be accepting donations of new and used toys from the community. 

Playtime at Southside Community Center March 26th:
 March 26th, 10am - 12pm
305 South Plain Street, Ithaca, NY, 14850
We will bring some of our collection along for everyone to play with and we will be accepting donations of new and used toys. 

Playtime at Southside Community Center February 11th:
February 11th, 10am - 12pm
305 South Plain Street, Ithaca, NY, 14850
We will bring some of our collection along for everyone to play with and we will be accepting donations of new and used toys. 

Playtime at Varna Community Center January 14th:
January 14th, 2017 at 2pm
The Varna After School Program is holding an Open House and the Finger Lakes Toy Library will be there! We will bring some of our collection along for everyone to play with and we will be accepting donations of new and used toys. 

Playtime and Toy Donation Day at Acting Out New York:
December 17th, 2016 9am - 1pm
With Music and Puppet Show by Miss Angie's Music!