Toy Library turns a big 21

Mitchell Hawkins and Lismore Toy Library president Sue Vallis get their first look at a new steering wheel donated to the Lismore Toy Library by Jeff Edwards from Jeds Car Shed. The service is celebrating its 21st birthday this Saturday.

The Lismore Toy Library is celebrating its 21st this Saturday, and for a birthday present local businesses are being encouraged to donate toys to replace and replenish the librarys collection.

The Lismore Toy Library is a community-based, not-for-profit organisation that provides quality toys to families in Lismore and surrounding towns and villages. For a small annual fee families borrow from a great selection of toys, but because the service is so popular, some are now looking a little worse for wear and need replacing.

President Sue Vallis has done a lot of miles over the past few weeks, personally approaching local businesses for a donation to purchase a toy that reflects their service or product like a trucking company sponsoring a Tonka truck.

Ive discovered that many people havent even heard of the Toy Library and still others thought we were part of the council, but we are absolutely reliant on membership fees and volunteers to keep us going, said Sue.

The Lismore Toy Library is having a 21st birthday party this Saturday, November 11, from 9.30-11.30am in their rooms on the ground floor of Lismore Library. There will be balloons, face painting, games and morning tea to share, and its a great chance for new families to see what its all about.

Wed love take this opportunity to invite all our past members and friends to come along to help us celebrate, said Sue. One of our local bakeries has donated a huge birthday cake and we will be cutting the cake and making a wish for more toys of course!

Businesses interested in making a donation towards a toy can phone Sue on 6624 6223.

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