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Newsletter April 2020

We hope that you are all staying safe and coping in your bubbles. We miss being open and seeing everyone.  Our committee is meeting in early May, via Zoom, to discuss when and how to reopen the library. It has been recommended that toy libraries do not open until we reach at least alert level […]

Waimairi Toy Library closed until further notice

IMPORTANT NOTICE – TEMPORARY CLOSURE DUE TO COVID-19 The Committee has decided that due to the quickly escalating nature of COVID-19 and the fact that the Christchurch City Council has closed all facilities that it is time to temporarily close to protect our members, and volunteers. We are unsure when we will reopen again, we […]

November Newsletter 2019

Wow it has seemed that this year has zoomed by and soon Waimairi ToyLibrary will be closing for the summer break! Thank you to all of our members for your support this year. We really do appreciate our members and committee for helping to keep our wonderful toy library running!We have had a busy and […]

Newsletter August 2019

We hope that you are all surviving the winter and that your children are busy and happy playing with toys from the library.  Just a reminder, with it being the cold season, please ensure that you wipe clean your toys before returning them to the library to help stop the spread of germs. We really […]

Thank you to the Community Organisation Grants Scheme (COGS)

Waimairi Toy Library would like to extend a thank you to the Community Organisation Grants Scheme (COGS) for their donation of $1500 to be put towards partially covering our operating costs for the period 1 August 2019 – 31 July 2020. Our library is a not for profit community organisation and without the assistance of […]

Christchurch City Council Strengthening Communities Fund

We would really like to thank the Christchurch City council for awarding our toy library with $3500 from their Strengthening Communities – Under 5’s Capacity Fund. This generous donation will partially cover operating costs and librarian’s wages for the period September 2019 – August 2020. We truly appreciate the support of our local councils, without […]

Bento Ninja Stainless Steel Pegs Fundraiser

In May we did a fundraiser for Bento Ninja Stainless Steel pegs. It was a huge success as our members printed forms and took to work places and schools to sell these very versatile stainless steel clothing pegs. As such, we were able to make $1042.00, which went towards our emergency savings account. Big thanks […]

Big thank you to Lottery Grants Board

Thank you so much to the NZ Lotteries Grants Board for awarding us $882.30! This will pay for our insurance for the year and with the remainder of the funds, we will be able to purchase some new toys. Last year, with this money we updated our games selection. Stay posted for what we will […]

Newsletter April 2019

As many of you may be aware, we had our AGM early last month. While many of the committee from last year remains we were so lucky to welcome two new members onto our committee to help keep our fantastic toy library running. Our committee now consists of:‚óŹ Vicki Lynch – Chairperson‚óŹ Jen Orange – […]

Newsletter February 2019

Dear Members Welcome back to the Waimairi Toy Library. We hope that you all had a wonderful summer break with your families. We would like to thank you all for your patience over our reopening with the delays we have encountered. We are now in our new premises ready to open this Saturday 16 February. […]