It’s child’s play for library staff after a new and improved Toy Library service was launched.
Parents and carers who are adult members of Renfrewshire Libraries can now go online to borrow two sets of toys at any one time for four weeks and the service is free.
Photo: Youngsters from Foxbar try out the new toys available from Renfrewshire Leisure’s Toy Library as Joyce McKellar, left and Councillor Lisa-Marie Hughes, chairperson of the RL board join the fun
There are all kinds of toys for youngsters up to the age of eight available to borrow with themed toy packs featuring characters such as The Gruffalo and dinosaurs. There’s even a sensory pop up tent to borrow with specialist items and toys for youngsters to play with inside the tent.
There are three categories of toys available to borrow and they are:
Read – a collection of books, puppets, story sacks and song and rhyme kits, which will enhance a child’s reading, experience and bring your favourite characters to life.
Discover – a range of toys to help youngsters explore the world around them including water play resources, space exploration, outdoor fun and much more.
Learn – kids can have fun learning to play new games, solve puzzles and develop new skills with this selection of learning toys.
Photo: Youngsters Erin Cameron, aged three, Benjamin Kinley, aged four and three-year-old Archie Scullion, from Foxbar with Joyce McKellar, chief executive of Renfrewshire Leisure left and Councillor Lisa-Marie Hughes, chairperson of the Renfrewshire Leisure board
Adults should log on to www.renfrewshirelibraries.co.uk to choose which toys to borrow and which local library they would like to pick them up from.
Joyce McKellar, chief executive of Renfrewshire Leisure said: “Play is crucial in a child’s development and by borrowing from our Toy Library youngsters can fire up their imagination, become creative and learn how to play with other children and share their experiences.
“But the toys aren’t just for the very young as the whole family including older brothers and sisters can join in the fun.”
Photo: Archie Scullion, aged three, from Foxbar plays with some of the new toys available to borrow from the Renfrewshire Leisure Toy Library