20 Nov 2009

Greetings from the Romsey Toy Library!

Greetings from the Romsey Toy Library!


At the time of writing, the toy library is preparing for its Annual General Meeting.
Full details of the new committee and plans for the new year will be in the next edition; hopefully we will have lots of new and enthusiastic members on board to help our local toy library grow and prosper for years to come.
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New member Lisa Keighran is busy buying, sorting and cataloguing new board games to refresh and renew that section of the toy library.
As well as old favourites such as Scrabble and Monopoly (senior and junior versions), we will have some new and interesting games which tie into popular TV shows and movies.
Board games are a great way for families to enjoy some time together over summer, when there’s often not much of great worth to watch on TV!
Life’s easy for toy library members, who can just borrow games whenever they need them and then take them back to the library so they are not cluttering up the cupboards at home!
If you have board games at home you would like to donate, just give me a call on 5429 6583. Even if we already have that game, it’s great to have an extra copy to use for spare parts if needed.
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All residents of the Romsey and also the Lancefield area, whether carers, parents or grandparents, are most welcome to join the library.
Borrowing toys is a great way to have a constant new source of amusement for children.
Membership costs just $25 for the whole of 2010. If you join now,you will get the remainder of 2009 for free!
Toys can be borrowed for two weeks at a time and four toys can be taken out in any one borrowing trip.
For those who are not familiar with the hub, the toy library is located behind double doors at the back of the children’s book section. The library operates on a ‘self-serve’ basis – if the hub is open, the toy library is accessible (for members only, of course!).
There is no longer any duty roster required of members.
We have a great range of toys for children from birth to 12 years, with the greatest range available for toddlers and pre-schoolers.
That’s not to say we don’t have items for the older kids or for the whole family – we have board games, sports equipment and Nintendo DS games for borrowing, and shortly we will have a DS console available to members.
Anyone who has any queries is welcome to contact me anytime on 5429 6583.
Don’t forget, if you have any board games, educational toys or good quality large toys (i.e. Little Tikes cars) which your children have no further use for, please think of your local toy library!
Call Leanne Manton on 5429 6583 anytime and we’ll come to you to pick up if you wish.
I look forward to seeing you at the library!


LEANNE MANTON,
President, Romsey Toy Library Inc. 2009

 

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