Bendigo Community Toy Library is celebrating its 30th birthday this weekend with a children’s party at the Spring Gully site from 9.30 am – 12 noon on Saturday 13 October 2018.
The party is free for all its members and the general public with pre-school aged children. Jam-packed with toys to play with from the toy library service, the party will also have children’s entertainment, door prizes, gift bags, party cake, Amazing Mr Mike, bubbles, face painting and a BBQ – all totally free!
Bendigo Community Toy Library President Esther Kerr, said this year marks 30 years of servicing the Bendigo community.
“It’s a milestone we are very proud of, which is made possible thanks to all our past volunteer committees and members and we wanted to mark the special occasion the best way we know how, with lots of fun for the kids,” Ms Kerr said.
“We’ve already had around 200 children pre-registered to come to the party, so it is going to be a fun filled morning.
“We’re also hosting a reunion for all our past committee members the night before to reflect and celebrate their achievements,” she said.
The volunteer-run organisation was first opened on 5 November 1988 at McDonald House School for Deaf Children, before moving to the Spring Gully Hall and then to its current Spring Gully campus which it has been operating out of since 1991.
“The toy library continues to thrive and grow with more than 170 family-memberships, and this year we joined with the toy library in Long Gully and now have two campuses open 5-days a week with more than 1,500 toys for families to borrow,” Ms Kerr added.
A 12 month membership to the toy library starts at $35 per family. Families joining the library on the day will receive a special membership offer of 18 months for the price of 12 months.
The Bendigo Community Toy Library is on the corner of Spring Gully Rd and Kendall St, Spring Gully