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The Toy Scoop - February 2022

Good morning,

We hope all our members have been enjoying the use of both branches of the newly expanded Cockburn Toy Library.

We have seen positive results with members moving between both locations, and some members visiting both on the same Saturday!

Opening Hours

Our committee met in the first week of February and after consideration it was decided that a change to our session times was necessary.

As of 1 March 2022 the opening hours will be as follows:


  • Saturday 9:30am-11:30am


  • Tuesday 9:30am-11:30am

  • Saturday 11:30am-1:30pm

This change will mean 6 hours of borrowing across the week, with 2 morning and one midday session. These opening hours changes will be reviewed mid year.

Please also be aware that both branches will be closed on Saturday 5 March for the public holiday long weekend!

Staying COVID Safe

At the meeting we also updated our COVID Safety Plan & added a page on our website which sets out the preferred cleaning procedure for our toys. Please remember that it is your responsibility to ensure toys are returned clean to the toy library.

SeTLS Online Database

Don’t forget you can log onto our website anytime and view loans, renew toys, nominate for volunteering and check your membership status. If you have lost your SeTLS password, let us know and we can send you a reset email.

Membership Conversion

COVID-19 has brought about a lot of change in our community, and we understand that members are not as available or comfortable with volunteering. For members who are interested in converting their membership to Non-Active, the below table shows the nominal fee that would apply, depending on the number of volunteering duties outstanding:

  • 12 months, 0 rosters completed $75.00

  • 12 months, 1 roster completed $50.00

  • 12 months, 2 rosters completed $25.00

  • 6 months, 0 rosters completed $45.00

  • 6 months, 1 roster completed $25.00

We value our member volunteers as without you we just cannot run sessions, but we understand sometimes things don’t go as we expect and your availability can change. Please reply to this email, or speak to a Loans Librarian when you next visit.

Thank You Event

On 19 March 2022 at 11:00AM we will be holding a morning tea at the Atwell branch. This serves to thank all the volunteers who assisted with the stocktake and merger, and celebrate the newly combined Cockburn Toy Library. All members and their children are welcome to attend, please check our Facebook page for updates.

Feedback Survey

We would love to get our members feedback about how we are doing. The link here will take you to an anonymous survey - we would appreciate it if you took the time to answer a few questions for us.

New Toys

We were preoccupied in January, but did manage to add some brand new items to the collection. See our B82 Montessori Box from Totli, an old favourite L14 Mobilo, new G42 Spelligator game for preschoolers, the R54 Tandem Pram and summertime essential S53 Castle Builder Set.

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