Call it the cycle of life but what might go down the cycle always finds a way to return. You cannot avoid it. Once upon a time, reading books and being a regular at libraries was the way of life for anyone with some ounce of creative spirit. However, things changed and we witnessed the closure of a few libraries, for various reasons. But, books and literature probably cannot be disassociated with most of us. These days, online presence is helping libraries survive. And book libraries are not the only ones making an online presence. You even have toy libraries present online. So check out how you can find books or toys with just a desktop/laptop/smartphone and an internet connection…
To all those who think you cannot afford all the toys that can put a smile of their child’s face, this is a toy library with a difference. Puneites can get toys on rent, just like books. Toyshare is for children between the age group of 0-8 and those looking for regular membership can approach them. Along with toys, the library will be helping with books, CDs and puzzles. One can also hire toys for parties. There are special plans for membership depending on the time span you want. The best part is you can also go for gift vouchers. If you want to try out on shorter time frame, this place would be ideal. Toyshare is a good place to know about any events for children. You can avail of their weekly deliveries which is five days a week. They cover practically all of Pune.
You want to read but don’t want to walk to your library which is just five minutes away? Or you have trouble spending a fortune on books? It’s quite okay as MyLibrary.in comes into the picture. This site is the first online Marathi and English circulating library in our city, with 4000 plus books at your service. There is an endless choice in subject – right from business and management, biographies to children, fiction and so on. All of this will be delivered at your doorstep, once you subscribe to their books, choose your pick and tell them where you want it delivered. The best news is the delivery and pick-up of books is free, no due dates or late fees and delivery is within 24 hours. All kinds of membership are up, as per your needs. Go check.
Providing children with the utmost care to grow into fine human beings is a never-ending quest. And in this quest to provide them with the right method, you have Joybox which believes in enriching and enhancing early childhood development. Here, children below 6 years of age will be able to go through toys, books and CDs suited for kids of that age group. These items have been selected by a group of experts who believe that these can be beneficial in the child’s growth. You can rent it at a nominal rate or even buy them. Renting might help reduce the cost of spending too much on toys. Once the transaction is done, voila… the toy is at your doorstep. The rental plans are quite convinient for one and all.
Well, here is one more addition to online portals making books reach you. Yes, it does have a space from where they work but it is their portal which reaches you to lend books and circulate it. At libraryonnet.com, all you have to do is go through the website and request for the book you like, all at click of a button. All this is at a very reasonable price. There are various plans to suit your purpose. Suggestions for books not available are welcome. The books are for adults and little ones, in English and Marathi. Let’s browse then!
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