IT’S just like a toy shop but youngsters can take the toys home for free.
The Wodonga Toy Library widened the range of toys children can borrow after it moved this week.
President Janita Crowe said the library’s more than 100 members were spilling out of their site, the Sacred Heart Parish hall.
So the service had moved to Wodonga West Primary School as an interim measure until it would occupy its permanent new home at the Felltimber Community Centre.
“We needed space because we outgrew the hall,” she said.
“Here, members see all the toys on the shelves and say ‘wow’.”
Ms Crowe said aspects of the parish hall were unsuitable for the library and staff said handling toys there had been time-consuming.
“We couldn’t leave the toys in the hall so we had to constantly move them in and out of the hall,” she said.
Ms Crowe said it the library was an important service because it was something that benefited families.
“As a parent, I know that my children usually get bored with a toy after a couple of weeks,” she said.
“This way, the toys can be easily rotated without the cost associated, not to mention being able to avoid clutter at home.”
Ms Crowe also said the library gave the school the opportunity to connect with younger children.
“The school can tap into different parts of the community and the library adds a community feel to the school,” she said.
The library opens on Tuesdays at 11.30am to 1.30pm and Saturdays at 9am to 12pm.