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The Toy Scoop - January 2022

Happy New Year to our members new and old! You'll be pleased to know that our first borrowing sessions for 2022 are: Coolbellup - Saturday 08/01 9am-12pm

Atwell - Saturday 15/01 9:00-10:30am

All members can now borrow and return from either branch location - opening up a whole new range of toys to enjoy! Combining two toy libraries It was a huge effort over 3 days but we have managed to stocktake, clean and relabel most of Atwell's toy collection. Big thanks to volunteers from our member families, Cockburn Rotary Club, UWA student volunteers & the Volunteer Resource Centre who dutifully worked through 400+ toys on some very hot days.

A few changes to both collections were necessary, so for the moment:

  • Costumes, large toys & sensory items are all located at Coolbellup

  • New toys from Educating Kids & Toy World have been added to Atwell

Slow and steady sessions Please be patient with us as we all learn how to operate as two branches. There may be some doubling up, or toys at the incorrect site. We are all volunteers, so we appreciate your grace in these first few weeks as we settle in. Opening hours revisited As part of combining the toy libraries, we are assessing our open hours in February. If you have any feedback on this, please reply to this email so we can take your requests into account! We are looking for a balance of sessions that are convenient for members, but also work well to be staffed by volunteers. Play in any Language We know our members are from wonderfully diverse backgrounds. How do you say play in your language? We are developing new signs and need your help to translate. Look out for the language sheets in the library next time you visit We look forward to seeing you soon! Yours in Play, Cockburn Toy Library Committee

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