Library offers more toy joy
Changes are afoot at Margaret River Toy Library as members begin the hunt for a new premises and prepare for a major inventory shake-up on the back of a $15,000 Lotterywest grant.
Committee member Stacey Watts said the grant was received last month and would be used to overhaul the library’s offerings.
It follows the recent purchase of about $7000 worth of new toys, as reported by the Times in January.
But Mrs Watts said this time there would be a major clear-out and a sale to follow.
“We’ll be selling all the old toys, so people will also have the opportunity to grab a bargain,” Mrs Watts said.
“There’ll be lots of items, like slides and rollercoasters, and all sorts of things.”
As well as selling the old and bringing in the new, the library is also on the lookout for a bigger home.
Mrs Watts said the ideal property would have more space than the current premises on Turnbridge Street, be child-friendly and have a shed or storage space. The not-for- profit organisation has operated for more than 20 years and functions like to a traditional library, with members borrowing and returning items after a limited pe- riod. Member Tina Foreman lauded the toy library’s diverse offerings.
“One of my favourite things is the puzzles because living in Mar- garet River in winter, we’re often having to do indoor activities,” she said.
For more information, visit margaretrivertoylibrary.com.
Twins Demi and Summer Chase, 3, enjoying some of the equipment already offered at the Margaret River Toy Library.