Toy library volunteers, Jennie Lea (left) and David Flitton are pictured with Ocean Shores library member, Liz Liedvogel.
Toy library volunteers, Jennie Lea (left) and David Flitton are pictured with Ocean Shores library member, Liz Liedvogel.

Library needs helping hand



The Byron Shire Toy Library has been thrown a lifeline in its search for a new home, but now it needs more volunteers to ensure its future.

Operating in the Community Health area of Byron Bay Hospital, the toy library opens on Mondays and Thursdays.

The group's treasurer, Kate Durkin, said the toy library was a non-profit community organisation run by volunteers.

Ms Durkin said there were 130 families registered with the library representing about 160 children.

She said the library offered toys for children up to the age of six.

It removed the need for big financial outlay for parents and provided lots of changeable toys.

Ms Durkin said the toy library had been looking for new premises for about a year and faced the constant threat of having to close.

She said Byron Council had now approved a development application allowing the toy library to move into a relocatable cabin to be placed at the Byron Bay Preschool in Jonson Street.

Thanks to a donation from Becton and the support of other local businesses, the cabin is expected to be relocated in February.

Anyone who wants to be a toy library volunteer, or offer other assistance can call Kate Durkin on 66803059.


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