Cuyahoga Libraries See Toy-Lending Boom

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Crappy-economy factoid No. 4,325: We’re so broke, we’re renting our toys.

For years, the Cuyahoga County Public Library system has operated a toy chest for folks hoping to test-drive that Dora tea set before investing in one. Over the last two years, the number of loaned toys rose by 50 percent — a sign that either a well-intended program is growing in popularity or Cuyahoga’s citizenry is growing in desperation. Maybe both.

And who is using the system? Everybody.

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