THE North Beach community toy library will give local parents and kids the chance to get a variety of toys on loan rather than buy them new.
The not-for-profit centre at Charles Riley Community Centre stocks more than 800 toys including scooters, games, puzzles and dress-ups.
Toy library president Lindsay Rooney said many toys were bought in consultation with a specialist for children with special needs.
“Our members are local families who have children from babies up to seven years old, we have a lot of grandparent members too,” she said.
“As a not for profit we rely on our members to contribute their time to help the library run.
“We have a strong community focus and being part of the library is a wonderful way to meet like minded families.”
Ms Rooney said a Lotterywest grant and support from the City of Stirling helped stock the new library with toys.
“Now is a fantastic time to join, particularly if children enjoy a variety of toys, or grandparents like to have different toys for visiting grandchildren,” she said.
“We have availability for about 20 new families to join us.”
The library is open a Saturday mornings between 9- 10:30 am or visit www.northbeachtoylibrary.org.au.