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1002 Fay St.
Columbia, MO 65201


Phone: (573) 777-1815
Fax: (573) 777-1816


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Our Hours

Office Hours

Mon – Fri: 9:00am-3:30pm

Lend & Learn - Columbia

Open play hours by appointment only

Check out toy hours: 

Tuesday 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Thursday 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Lend & Learn - North

Temporarily closed due to COVID-19

Staff Contact Information

executive director in purple shirt

Gay Litteken

Executive Director

Amy A.

Finance Manager

Tammy Byington

Director of Parent Education Programming

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Verena Wilkerson

Baby Bags Diaper Bank Coordinator

Charity Quinn

Lend and Learn Educator

Jessica Goins

Family Resource Specialist

Janìce Mericle

Family Resource Specialist

Join the Effort!

Opportunities to support families


Make your community stronger by signing up to volunteer at one of our many opportunities.


With multiple ways to give, you can make a difference in the lives of families right here in our community.


Join our team of dedicated staff working to support families through the first years of parenting.