Li­brary of­fers more toy joy

Augusta Margaret River Times - - News - Taelor Pelusey

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 mar­gare­triver­toyli­

Pic­ture: Taelor Pelusey

Twins Demi and Sum­mer Chase, 3, en­joy­ing some of the equip­ment al­ready of­fered at the Mar­garet River Toy Li­brary.

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