by Katie Peppercorn
Anyone can join the Waitati Toy Library! You would never have to buy another toy. We have heaps of ride-on toys, puzzles, jigsaws, games, dress ups, train sets, building blocks, pretend play, DVDs and more. Thanks to the lotteries grant, we have just purchased a metal detector, dolls’ house, Mike’s auto garage and a leap frog 2.
Toy library is a NZ-wide organisation and Waitati has had one since 1997. We have purchased toys through grants, toy hire charges and membership subscriptions. We now have a huge collection.
Toys are only 50c to $2 for two weeks’ hire. We are open fortnightly on a Saturday (10:30-11:30am) and the following Monday (6:30-7:30pm). Membership costs $30 for 6 months or for those who could help out occasionally it is only $15. It is a good way to meet new friends and an amazing community resource, so come along and check it out.