We are proud to have opened New Zealand's first purely online toy library right here in Rolleston! It is our vision to provide a range of quality toys for hire to members, supporting the benefits of play for the learning and development of children in our community.
Our growing toy collection is housed in three storage units generously provided by Storage King Rolleston. Members are able to reserve toys here on our website, with the collection from the office at Storage King Rolleston between 2.00-3.00pm on Sundays.
Watch this short video to learn more about who we are and how we operate:
Video courtesy of Rātā Foundation. Read the full article here.
As you will be aware, we have so far been unsuccessful in finding a permanent location to operate our Toy Library from and the weather has been less than pleasant over the last few weeks. We really appreciate you sticking with us and still braving the weather to hire toys on a regular basis.
UPDATE // COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS)
With the move back to Alert Level 2 at midday on 12 August, we will continue to operate our standard pick up/drop off sessions, but with some additional precautionary measures. As per Government guidelines, we require anyone coming to collect or drop off toys to use hand sanitiser and complete a contact tracing register on arrival. We also ask that people practice social distancing, keeping a minimum of 2 metres from others while waiting. If you, or anyone in your family is unwell, please stay at home and send us an email to make alternative arrangements.
Finally, we would appreciate if all members could please take extra care to ensure all toys are cleaned and dried prior to returning them, preferably with a diluted bleach solution if possible. Thank you for your patience and support - we're all in this together!
For more information and guidance on Alert Level 2, please visit the official New Zealand Government COVID-19 website.