Otaki toy library turns 21

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By MARGARET ANDREWS

 The Otaki Toy Library turned 21 and celebrated with a huge birthday cake which was formally cut during the Saturday morning opening time.

“Play is children’s work and toys are the way they learn,” President Delia Glogowski said. “We have some new toys, thanks to a Lotteries grant. We’re going for lots of wooden toys, puzzles and ride-ons and putting good quality educational toys into the community.”

They have a wide range of toys suitable for children from babies to eight years and a variety of membership and subscription options to suit. “We are trying to make the toy library accessible to all members of the community,” Ms Glogowski said.

The toy library is based in the side room at the front of the Memorial Hall and is open on Saturday mornings to return and take out different toys. Some of the toy library members and children were there for the celebrations which were on the same day as the Community Groups Expo. With a variety of toys available on display, it was a great way to introduce their wares to the public and hopefully enrol some new members.

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Eagerly waiting for Jody Perfect to cut the cake are at back: Delia Glogowski, Bonny Brookman, Stephanie Wedge, with Bill Brookman, Luka Glogowski and Abbey Mansfield in front