Borrowers welcome to support toy library
Grey Lynn Toy Library is calling for new members to take advantage of the toys on offer.
The library which services Grey Lynn, Westmere and Pt Chevalier has been open since 1995 and has 85 members.
As it can have up to 140 members, there is plenty of room for new members to jump on board and start enjoying all that the library has to offer.
Volunteer co-ordinator Lucy O’Mahony says there are many advantages to becoming a member.
‘‘The great thing about toy library is you can take a toy out, see if your child likes it and then you may decide to buy it rather than buying something and it never being played with,’’ she says.
A wide range of toys are available for children aged between three months and five years and can be borrowed for up to two weeks at a time.
Toys include costumes, ride-ons, games, puzzles, outdoor toys, electronics and much more.
The library is run by volunteers from local families and relies on membership fees and grants to cover costs.
Mrs O’Mahony says the toy library is an important community asset.
‘‘It gives children a whole exposure to a different range of toys and it also teaches them about sharing.’’
With a significant drop in membership numbers over the last couple of years, Mrs O’Mahony encourages everyone to support the service.
‘‘Come in and make friends and make sure the community still benefits from a fantastic asset.’’
The Grey Lynn Toy Library is at St Columba Community Hall, 92 Surrey Cres, Grey Lynn.
It is open on Wednesdays from 9.30am till 11.30am and Saturdays 9.30am-noon.
Toy fun: Lucy O’Mahony and son Henry Ryan, 2, enjoy the wide range of toys available at Grey Lynn Toy Library. for membership options and fees or email greylynn.toylibrary@ gmail.com for more information about the library.