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Toy Swap & Free Gift Wrapping Table

Part of the Going Green Series

2023-12-04 19:00:00 2023-12-04 20:00:00 America/Chicago Toy Swap & Free Gift Wrapping Table Let's swap toys and make this holiday season more sustainable, frugal and fun! Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Monday, December 04
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-12-04 19:00:00 2023-12-04 20:00:00 America/Chicago Toy Swap & Free Gift Wrapping Table Let's swap toys and make this holiday season more sustainable, frugal and fun! Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Robert Crown Branch Library

Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Let's swap toys and make this holiday season more sustainable, frugal and fun!

Join us for a fun-filled Toy Swap at our Crown Library Branch! Clear out your closets and bring your gently used toys to trade with others. It's a fantastic way to refresh your toy collection and promote sustainability by giving pre-loved toys a new home. This event encourages community connections and eco-conscious choices. 

How It Works:

  • Value Categories: To ensure a fair and enjoyable experience, we will categorize toys into three groups – Amazing, Brilliant and Cute.
  • Equal Access: Every participant has equal access to all toys, regardless of the number or quality of toys they bring.
  • Selection Rules: Choose one high-value toy (Amazing), two medium-value toys (Brilliant), and three low-value toys (Cute) within each time slot to help distribute toys fairly.
  • Cleanliness & Working Condition: We kindly request that all toys you bring to the event be clean and in good working order. This ensures that the toys are safe and enjoyable for their new owners.
  • Rotation System: We'll have a rotation system in place to make sure everyone has a chance to explore all value categories. No need to rush – we want everyone to find the perfect match for their child!
  • Donate and Share: Leftover toys will be donated
  • Drop-off Hours: Bring your toys during these times to receive your tickets for the swap:

Monday, Nov 13th from 5-8pm
Tuesday, Nov 14th, from 12-4pm
Monday, Nov 27th from 5-8pm
Wednesday, Nov 29th from 10-2pm

  • Ideas on Accepted Items:

Complete puzzles
Clean stuffed animals
LEGO sets
Construction toys
Wooden toys
Educational toys
Board Games
Physical activity and dexterity toys
Action figures and dolls
Dramatic play (fake food, doctor kits…)

Please Note: The swap event is only for adults, so we request that you do not bring children with you.

What is the "Going Green Series"?

This ongoing series includes workshops, community events, presentations, DIY kits and other activity formats aimed at getting participants of all ages and walks of life excited about being more sustainable while having fun, learning new skills, building community and enjoying Nature.

Register to one or more of our programs and see what this is all about!

The Evanston Public Library invites all of us to become everyday environmentalists by learning how to make our own stuff and reduce waste, strengthen our communities by making new friends in swapping events, gain money-saving sustainable habits that make our lives more joyful, and promote wellness by connecting with Nature. 

 

AGE GROUP: | Families |

EVENT TYPE: | Environment and Ecology | Community Engagement |

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Robert Crown Branch Library

Phone: (847) 448-8101
Branch manager
Yolande Wilburn, Executive Director

Hours
Mon, Feb 19 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Feb 20 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Feb 21 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Feb 22 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Feb 23 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Feb 24 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Feb 25 12:00PM to 6:00PM

About the branch

 

The City of Evanston is committed to promoting a Citywide culture of accessibility and inclusivity. To request an accommodation for a program, service, or activity, please call 847-866-2919 to make an ADA service request or fill out a request form online.

Upcoming events

Thu, Feb 22, All day
Main Library

Thu, Feb 22, 10:15am - 10:45am
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)
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Thu, Feb 22, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.
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Thu, Feb 22, 1:30pm - 2:10pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)
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Fri, Feb 23, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Fri, Feb 23, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library
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Sat, Feb 24, All day
Robert Crown Branch Library

Sat, Feb 24, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sat, Feb 24, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Sat, Feb 24, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

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The Loft (Teen Space)

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Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Sun, Feb 25, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sun, Feb 25, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Main Library

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Main Library

Mon, Feb 26, 10:30am - 11:30am
Robert Crown Branch Library

Mon, Feb 26, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Robert Crown Community Center - Room A
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Mon, Feb 26, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Feb 26, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library

Tue, Feb 27, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Feb 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Crown - Multipurpose Room B/C

Tue, Feb 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Tue, Feb 27, 11:00am - 12:15pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)
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Tue, Feb 27, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107),Small Meeting Room (108)

Tue, Feb 27, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Robert Crown Center - Room D

Tue, Feb 27, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library

Tue, Feb 27, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Wed, Feb 28, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Wed, Feb 28, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Thu, Feb 29, All day
Main Library

Thu, Feb 29, 10:15am - 10:45am
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)
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Thu, Feb 29, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, Feb 29, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Feb 29, 1:30pm - 2:10pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)
Registration is now closed

Thu, Feb 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Thu, Feb 29, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
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Thu, Feb 29, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Feb 29, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Thu, Feb 29, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Feb 29, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Robert Crown Community Center - Room B-C - Room B-C

Fri, Mar 01, All day
Robert Crown Branch Library

Fri, Mar 01, All day
Main Library

Fri, Mar 01, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sat, Mar 02, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Art Garden

Sat, Mar 02, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library

Sun, Mar 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Mar 04, 10:30am - 11:30am
Robert Crown Branch Library

Mon, Mar 04, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Mar 04, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Tue, Mar 05, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Mar 05, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Tue, Mar 05, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Mar 05, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Canceled
Tue, Mar 05, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library

Tue, Mar 05, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Wed, Mar 06, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Wed, Mar 06, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Wed, Mar 06, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)

Thu, Mar 07, 11:00am - 1:00pm
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Thu, Mar 07, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library

Thu, Mar 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

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Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Fri, Mar 08, All day
Main Library

Fri, Mar 08, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sat, Mar 09, 9:00am - 4:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Sat, Mar 09, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Robert Crown Community Center - Room B/C

Sat, Mar 09, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Robert Crown Center - Room B/C

Sat, Mar 09, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Art Garden

Sat, Mar 09, 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Sat, Mar 09, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sat, Mar 09, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sun, Mar 10, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Mon, Mar 11, 10:30am - 11:30am
Robert Crown Branch Library

Mon, Mar 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Mar 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Mon, Mar 11, 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)
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Mon, Mar 11, 6:45pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)
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Mon, Mar 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Tue, Mar 12, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Mar 12, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Crown - Multipurpose Room B/C

Canceled
Tue, Mar 12, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Reza's Restaurant

Tue, Mar 12, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Wed, Mar 13, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)

Wed, Mar 13, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Thu, Mar 14, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, Mar 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Robert Crown Community Ctr, 1801 Main St., Evanston, IL 60202 - Rms. B-C (to the left as you enter)

Thu, Mar 14, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Thu, Mar 14, 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)
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Thu, Mar 14, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
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Thu, Mar 14, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Mar 14, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Thu, Mar 14, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Mar 14, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Children's Room

Fri, Mar 15, All day
Robert Crown Branch Library

Fri, Mar 15, All day
Main Library

Fri, Mar 15, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Fri, Mar 15, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Fri, Mar 15, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Sat, Mar 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Sat, Mar 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Mon, Mar 18, 10:30am - 11:30am
Robert Crown Branch Library

Mon, Mar 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Mon, Mar 18, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Mon, Mar 18, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Mon, Mar 18, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library

Tue, Mar 19, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Conference Room East (311),Conference Room West (308),Falcon Room (303)

Tue, Mar 19, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown 115

Tue, Mar 19, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Wed, Mar 20, 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)
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Wed, Mar 20, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107),Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)

Wed, Mar 20, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Temperance Beer Co.

Thu, Mar 21, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, Mar 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Thu, Mar 21, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, Mar 21, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
The Loft (Teen Space)

Fri, Mar 22, All day
Main Library

Fri, Mar 22, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)