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Toy libraries

Toy libraries / ludothèques

"We are not ceasing to play because we are growing older, but we are growing older because we cease to play." George Bernard Shaw

There are various toy libraries ('ludothèques' / 'speelotheeken') in Brussels and all over Belgium, where members can borrow toys, puzzles and other games for a small fee. This can be a great way of giving your child access to a range of safe, age-appropriate toys, or even trying out some toys before you think about buying them.

While the exact terms of use vary between toy libraries, annual membership rarely costs more than €10 per family (most cost much less), while borrowing a toy/game can cost as little as €0.50 or €1 per week. Larger or more expensive toys/games may cost more. 

Toy libraries typically have professional educators on-site who can answer questions and give advice, and are often only open on Wednesday afternoons and Saturdays.

Below is a non-exhaustive list of toy libraries in Brussels and the surrounding areas. You can also find toy libraries via the following sites:

    • Ludobel - search for toy libraries in Brussels and Wallonia by postal code (site in French - search by postal code under 'Rechercher un ludothèque)
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    • Vlaams Overleg Spelotheken - lists toy libraries in Brussels and provinces of Flanders (site in Dutch - click on the interactive map for speelotheeken in that province)

Website are only in French unless otherwise indicated.

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Details 

1000 Brussels

Ludothèque la toile de jeux
Maison de quartier Querelle, Rue du Lavoir 32, 1000 Bruxelles 1000

Ludothèque des Marolles
Rue des Tanneurs 178, Bruxelles 1000

Ludothèque Walalou
Rue Otlet 28, 1070 Anderlecht
http://www.walalou.be/

1030 Schaerbeek 

Ludothèque Sésame
Boulevard Lambermont 208, 1030 Schaerbeek 1030
http://www.schaerbeek.be/se-detendre-schaerbeek/culture/culture-francaise/ludotheque

Ludothèque ONA (for adults and children with visual impairment) 
Avenue Dailly 90-92, 1030 Schaerbeek
http://ona.be/que-faisons-nous/ludotheque/ (in French)

1040 Etterbeek  Ludothèque Communale d'Etterbeek
Avenue d'Auderghem 233, 1040 Etterbeek 1040

http://www.etterbeek.irisnet.be/vos-loisirs/les-loisirs/la-ludotheque (French/Dutch)

1050 Ixelles

 

Ludothèque de la Commune d'Ixelles - Mosaique
Rue Mercelis 13, 1050 Bruxelles
http://www.ixelles.be/site/fr/ludotheque/

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1060 Saint-Gilles

 

Ludothèque de la Maison des Enfants
Rue Dethy 25, Bruxelles 1060

Ludothèque de la Ligue Braille  (for adults and children with visual impairment) 
Rue d'Angleterre 57, 1060 Brussels
1080 Molenbeek Ludothèque Notre Coin du Quartier
Rue de Geneffe 18, 1080 Molenbeek
http://www.molenbeek.be/caes/permanent/didactiques/did3.htm

Ludothèque Speculoos
Avenue Jean Dubrucq 82, 1080 Molenbeek
http://www.molenbeek.be/fr/la-vie-a-molenbeek/social/fichiers/Flyerdouble.FR.pdf
1081 Koekelberg Ludothèque Jakadi
Rue de Ganshoren 4, 1081 Koekelberg
1090 Jette
Ludothèque Diabolo
Centre culturel Armillaire, Bld De Smet de Nayer 145, 1090 Jette

1140 Evere

Ludothèque communale d’Evere - La Boite à Joujoux 
Maison communale - Espace Delahaut, Square Hoedemackers 10, 1140 Evere

1150 Woluwé-Saint-Pierre 

Ludothèque Centre Crousse
Rue au Bois 11, 1150 Woluwe-St-Pierre
http://www.asblcentrecrousse.net/ludotheque_et_children_s_library_009.htm (French)

Ludothèque de LuAPE (suitable for adults and children with special needs or a handicap)
Avenue Parmentier 19 Woluwe-St-Pierre 1150 
http://www.cocof.be/index.php/fiches-de-presentation-et-coordonees/woluwe-saint-pierre-luape

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1160 Auderghem 

 

Ludothèque Communale d'Auderghem
Rue Idiers 37-39, 1160 Auderghem
http://www.auderghem.be/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&sectionid=10&id=136&Itemid=339&lang=fr 

1170 Watermael-Boitsfort

Ludothèque Espace P Delvaux
Rue Grates 3, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort
http://www.noccan.org/blog/?page_id=7

Ludothèque de la Maison des Enfants 
Centre Hondenberg 1, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort 
http://www.watermael-boitsfort.be/fr/loisirs/culture/bibliotheques-et-ludotheques

1180 Uccle Ludothèque l'Oasis
Chaussée de Waterloo 1504, 1180 Uccle

Ludotheque Ludivine
Avenue De Fré 62, 1180 Uccle
http://www.ludosbxl.irisnet.be/ludo-ludivine/opac_css/index.php?lvl=section_see&location=11
1190 Forest

Ludothèque de Forest
Bld G. Van Haelen 83, 1190 Forest

1210 Saint-Josse-Ten-Noode Ludothèque de la COCOF
Rue Royale, 223 - 1210 SAINT-JOSSE
http://www.cocof.be/index.php/ludotheques

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