Toy library a popular hub

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph

Dozens of children and their families flocked to Hedland Toy Library for the first open day last weekend.

With bouncy castles, slides, bikes and puzzles, children were taken to a world of imagination as they played while parents discovered the library, signed up for membership or returned for another year.

Library president Melissa Hansord said the not-for-profit organisation aimed to maintain its growing community and continue its family-friendly goals and activities.

“We’ve had some new people join up and they’ve been really excited about the toys and finding out about us because despite being in Hedland awhile, people don’t know about us,” she said. “We want to eventually expand to cater for home day-care centres and community-based child outreach programs, so we’re more of a community resource for other not-for-profits.”

However, in order to expand, Ms Hansord said the library needed to find a larger location. “(The lotteries house) is a very small space ... we would like to get bigger toys and develop that section,” she said.

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Hedland Toy Library is open every Saturday from 9-11am at South Hedland Lotteries House.

To become a member or find out more about toy hiring, contact the toy library on Facebook or email hedlandtoylibrary@hotmail.com.

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