MT LAWLEY Toy Library will prioritise multicultural games and sensory toys for children when spending a $5000 grant from the State Government.
Mt Lawley MLA Simon Millman recently visited the library to hear about its plans for spending the grant as well as future projects to expand the library and improve storage space.
The grant will also allow the toy library to replace old toys for the next two to three years.
The toy library is a not-for-profit and volunteer-run organisation with a collection of more than 700 toys for children aged six months to six years.
The toy library works in the same way a traditional library does, with members borrowing toys to play with in their own home.
Mr Millman said the toy library brings families and children from all over the community together.
“I’m so happy to be supporting these parents’ hard work and giving kids the opportunity to play with toys they might not have access to otherwise,” he said.
Mt Lawley Toy Library’s Katie McGregor said: “We are so excited to receive this funding to be able to provide a greater range of toys for our current members, and to also help attract new members.
“We aim to provide a number of sensory toys suitable for children with special needs including autism, speech delays and disabilities, so that parents in our community have an affordable way of accessing resources that can be very expensive.
“We appreciate the local member’s support of our organisation, and look forward to building a strong relationship with him during his term,” she said.
Mt Lawley Toy Library is open every Saturday from 10am until midday and is located at 26 Blythe Avenue Yokine.