Toys on the move as li­brary re­lo­cates

Southern Telegraph - - NEWS - Pierra Wil­lix

The Rock­ing­ham and Dis­tricts Toy Li­brary will be re­lo­cated to a new home at the Rock­ing­ham Cen­tral Li­brary next month.

The Sound Tele­graph re­ported in Novem­ber the li­brary had been forced to move for the third time in five years, with the present build­ing in Waikiki be­ing handed back to the City of Rock­ing­ham.

How­ever the City of Rock­ing­ham late last month an­nounced that at the be­gin­ning of the new school year, in Fe­bru­ary, the Toy Li­brary would op­er­ate from the Rock­ing­ham Cen­tral Li­brary.

Rock­ing­ham Mayor Barry Sam­mels said pro­vid­ing a suit­able lo­ca­tion for the toy li­brary was a chal­leng­ing task and that, af­ter ex­haust­ing all other pos­si­bil­i­ties in­volv­ing build­ings ad­min­is­tered by the City, the Rock­ing­ham Cen­tral Li­brary was se­lected as the most suit­able site.

“Other than the toy li­brary find­ing al­ter­na­tive ac­com­mo­da­tion from an­other en­ter­prise not run by the City, it is likely they would have been un­able to con­tinue op­er­at­ing,” he said.

“By hav­ing the City take on the toy li­brary it will be­come a reg­u­lar part of the li­brary ser­vice. Its toy stock will be ac­ces­si­ble on the li­brary cat­a­logue and will be main­tained as a core li­brary col­lec­tion.”

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