Melissa & Doug Items on Our Shelves (and Floor & Tables & Piano & Windows)

We have for many years had the widest selection (not our words!) of Melissa & Doug wooden toys, puzzles, plush animals, pretend play and art items outside of a full-service toy store.  And, this page will probably always feature our history with the "West Wing" and Melissa & Doug. 

However, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused havoc with supply and selection and we have scaled back to our original footprint from 2007.  We still have a lot for you to find, buy and gift to a child wanting to learn more through play. 

To check on-hand stock and reserve a toy, call 815-285-2665 during store hours or write us and be sure to include your name, e-mail address and phone#.  Or, get in touch with us on Facebook







COVID-19 2023

COVID-19 fight update:

Please respect our service team and fellow patrons who may want to continue to wear face coverings, keep a physical distance or do the safest thing for their & their loved ones' health & safety.


How to physically distance: Just stay 8 books laid end-to-end from your fellow booklover!

Whether you think the devastating effects of this novel coronavirus have been overblown or not, let's all work as a community to stay safe and keep our local businesses here for you!