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.
With the sale of Storage King Rolleston, we have been advised by the new owners that we will be unable to continue operating our Toy Library from their premises. Unfortunately, we have had to make the difficult decision to temporarily suspend our services, as we have determined that it is beyond our resources to effectively and safely manage our toy pick up/drop off sessions from outside Storage King without access to the office or truck. This means there will be no Sunday toy collection until further notice, and no new reservations can be made until we resume operations. All current memberships will be extended for the duration of the suspension.
Our committee is working on an urgent solution, and we hope that this disruption will be short-lived. We will advise as soon as alternative arrangements have been made.
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.