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Dr. Lorie Rowles, MS, OTR/LAssociate ProfessorOccupational Therapylrowles@francis.edu814-472-2749
Hours of Operation:
Beginning May 2nd, the Toy Library will be open by appointment only during the summer months.
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The purpose of a toy lending library is to lend toys free-of-charge to families in the community. Play Works Toy Lending Library was founded in 2009 by Dr. Lorie Rowles. The program was designed to meet the needs of the community for all children from birth to eight years of age so that children have the opportunity to engage in play for development.
Play Works Toy Lending Library is located on the ground floor of the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness in room D-001 - Lang Pediatrics Room
Play is a child’s occupation, it is an important activity to promote growth and development and to learn how to problem solve and learn skills needed to become a healthy adult. Play teaches children about their bodies, how to play by the rules, to develop social skills, to develop strength and coordination, and to learn how to work as part of a team.
“Our daughter loves the Toy Library! She can’t wait to come back!”
“By coming to the Toy Lending Library, my child learned how to use scissors for the first time!”
“We like coming here because it gives our son a lot of different toys to play with that he doesn’t have at home.”
“My child has so much fun here!”
“When my grandchildren visit, we like to come here to play!”
Toys may be signed out for seven days.
Saint Francis University117 Evergreen DriveP.O. Box 600Loretto, PA 15940