Toy library grows

Ned Kingdom (2), Annabel Borushek (3) and Felicity Borushek (1) enjoying the fun of toys.
Ned Kingdom (2), Annabel Borushek (3) and Felicity Borushek (1) enjoying the fun of toys.

The facility has just been awarded a $13,862 Lotterywest grant to buy new toys and furniture.

As well as dress-ups, children will be able to play with Montessori toys with educational benefits, mini kitchens, work benches and musical instruments.

The money will also allow the library to trial low-cost hire of child-sized tables and chairs for birthday parties. Users of the community-run library can start borrowing toys for less than $1 a week and can use up to 10 toys at a time.

It is based at the Loftus Community Centre and open from 9am to 11am every Saturday and every second Tuesday from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Contact leedervilletoylibrary@|gmail.com for details.