UNM Cariño Early Childhood Toy Lending & Resource Library Opens at CNM South Valley Campus!

Carino Toy Lending LibraryThe Toy Lending and Resource Library is a joint venture between The University of New Mexico’s Cariño Early Childhood TTAP and CNM’s Early Childhood Multicultural Education program. The library offers thousands of educational toys, games, materials, videos, books and other resources for check out at no cost, primarily for early childhood educators and families who have young children.

Providers can borrow educational toys for children at no cost. The library is also available for clients and families who don’t have the funds to access high-quality early childhood educational materials, making it easier to foster developmental needs as children grow. There will be planned story times, art activities and identified play space will be available for children while providers and parents browse through the library without interruption.
The library toys encompass all areas, ages and stages of development. Additionally, the library features a well-rounded resource section which offers teachers, providers and caregivers supportive literature and activity ideas to further child development, and most importantly, make learning fun!

The UNM Cariño EC TTAP was awarded a $400,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in partnership with the Children Youth and Families Department to fund the library and expand early childhood education services.

Meet the UNM Cariño EC TTAP Toy & Resource Librarian

toy librarianPaloma Gonzalez-Delgado is our wonderful librarian who is eager to help you with all of your needs regarding to the Toy Lending and Resource Library. Paloma comes to us with 7 years of early childhood experience and continues to expand her early childhood knowledge in the areas of child growth, development and learning. Paloma lived in the South Valley and is excited to be a part of this early childhood project. Since the launch of the library, Paloma has taken a lead in developing community connections to make a difference in the lives of children and families as it will provide access to quality educational toys and resources that will enhance the development of children!


Cariño Early Childhood Toy Lending & Resource Library
5816 Isleta Blvd SW
CNM South Valley Campus: Room SV-51
Albuquerque, NM 87105

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday and Thursday: 12pm – 7pm,
Friday: 9am – 4:30pm
First Saturday of each month: from 9am – 1pm

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