Jigsaw fun for hire
‘ ‘ 180 donated jigsaw puzzles can be hired out like a library book.
JIGSAW puzzles can provide hours of amusement.
But do you really want to do the same ones over and over again? It’s either that or fork out another $50 for the next puzzle, which you may tire of aswell.
St Stephens Methodist Church in Brookfield Tce has come up with a solution— the Jigsaw Puzzle Library.
They have about 180 jigsaw puzzles donated which can be hired out like a library book and returned.
Church deacon and organiser Margaret Birtles says puzzles provide a lot of fun, especially for older people, but it can be an expensive hobby. Too expensive formany people on a pension, she says.
A friend of Margaret’s had started their own puzzle library in Christchurch and she wondered if it work here. Puzzles donated to their op shop Allsorts was also growing. The Jigsaw Puzzle Library opened in July.
On offer is plenty of Wasgij puzzles, others with themes of animals, landscape, historical, beach scenes and a small collection of children’s puzzles. The church would like more jigsaw puzzles donated.
Membership is $2 and hireage is 50 cents for puzzles under 500 pieces, $1 for puzzles withmore than 500 pieces.
Jigsaw Puzzle Library is open Saturday mornings from 10am-12pm in the room off Highmore Tce.
Margaret Birtles among the donated jigsaw puzzles at the church.