Antique Toys in Children’s Room

Will Harlan | August 6, 2018
A picture of a toy griffin

Recently, a staff member at the Library discovered a treasure trove of antique toys in the Children’s Room Rabbit Hole. The majority of the toys feature characters from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and antique dolls make up the rest. Their history at the library is something of a mystery, but we believe they were donated to the library quite some time ago. In a final effort to find out who donated the toys, we are enlisting the help of you, our dedicated library patrons.

Do you know anything about the history of these toys at the library? Give us a call or send us a message. We’d love to hear from you.

Thanks to Vivien Goldman, photographer and Library Trustee, for taking these excellent photos. We at the Public Library of Brookline hope you enjoy this digital collection.