Beloved toy library hunts for new home

Aiden BoyhamSound Telegraph

The much-loved Rockingham Toy Library is looking for a new home, after the premises it currently operates in were put up for sale.

Based on Fifty Road in Baldivis, the Rockingham Toy Library has been renting its current home from the Salvation Army Baldivis for about two years.

However, with the Salvation Army in Baldivis set to sell the property before it moves on to bigger and better things in the heart of Baldivis, Rockingham Toy Library is hoping the community could lend a helping hand to keep a much-loved city asset alive. Rockingham Toy Library president Karen East said they were now looking into finding a suitable venue which would fit within the library’s not-for-profit budget.

“We are looking for something that’s a kid friendly place,” Ms East said.

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“Hopefully somewhere we can have the toys out and people can come and browse through them for their family.”

The Rockingham Toy Library first opened in the late 1980s and has experienced both highs and lows throughout the years, having closed for a period before reopening at the Fifty Road site.

It has about 70 members, with about 120 children catered for.

“We are volunteer-run and all of the members do shifts here,” Ms East said.

“There’s a real sense of community.”

Anyone who may be able to help the Rockingham Toy Library in their quest for a new home can contact rdtoyl@gmail.com.

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