Easter coloring competition

Don't forget to submit your child's entry for our annual Easter coloring competition! All entries are due 1 April. A table will be set up for creating last minute entries on Saturday 1 April. Prizewinners will be notified before Easter. Good luck!

New Librarian

Have you met our new librarian? We want to extend a very warm welcome to Astrid, who began as the new librarian at the start of February. Please make her feel welcome, and offer your support as she learns the ins and outs of the library. We would also like to say a heartfelt thank you to Charlie for his time as librarian. All the best to you and your family for the future. 

Committee members needed

We all know that the toy library is a valuable resource for us and our community and the library cannot function effectively without the help of our volunteer committee members. And right now, we need more help! If you value the library too and want to see it continue, please consider joining the committee. Speak to any committee member or email morningtontoylib@yahoo.co.nz for more information. Also feel free to come along to any committee meeting and see what it's all about. Our next meeting is 20 March at 7:30pm in the meeting room that adjoins the library. Bring a friend! We hope to see you there!

Dunedin Casino Grant received!

The Mornington Toy and Games Library is the proud recipient of a $500 grant from the Dunedin Casino Charitable Trust. This grant will be used to buy some new infant toys for the library. If you have any suggestions of infant toys you would like to see, get in touch with a committee member or email us at morningtontoylib@yahoo.co.nz . Our sincere thanks to the Dunedin Casino Charitable Trust for their support.

Butter Month Winner

Congratulations to Tim Lucas, winner of the prize draw for butter month! Tim, be sure to stop by Charlie's desk the next time you're in to collect your prize. And a huge thank you to all of you who donated butter this month. As the most expensive ingredient in our truffle recipe - every block helps our fundraising efforts! If you haven't added your name to the truffle-rolling roster, stop by Charlie's desk or send an email to the library to reserve your spot! We ask that you sign up by 29 October so we can create a plan of attack for getting all the truffles rolled by the end of the day on Saturday 12 November.

September Newsletter

Mornington Toy Library would like to thank the Bendigo Valley Sports and Charity Foundation and the Lottery Community Grants for their generous grants to help us buy new toys. Get the latest truffle news and see some of our newest toys in the September newsletter! (Click the header above to access the newsletter link)

Giving Back: Turning Truffles into Toys

Check out two of our current committee members in this months Otago Bulletin (The University of Otago's Newsletter on Community news for University Staff and Postgraduate Students). http://www.otago.ac.nz/otagobulletin/people/otago610884.html

Next Committee Meeting

All Members Welcome | 30/3/2016
We will be holding our next Committee Meeting on April 4th 2016, starting at 7.30pm at the Library and would like to invite all interested members to come along.  We are always looking for new committee members, so if you would like to know more about joining the committee, then please contact us at morningtontoylib@yahoo.co.nz (or come along on Monday!)  

Happy Easter!

The committee would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Easter for 2016.   Members: If you haven't already, remember to print off your copy of the Easter Colouring Competition (found in the latest members newsletter) and get those kiddies busy! If you have any entries waiting at home and can't make it to the library on Thursday you can drop them into the mailbox at 29 Peel St, Mornington any time up to Tuesday 30th March. We have five prizes (for ages 0-2, 2-3, 3-4, 4-5 and 5 plus) so everyone is in for a chance.    Just a reminder also that the library will be closed on Saturday 25th March for the Easter break, but will be back open again, in full force on Thursday 31st.  Happy Easter!

Happy new year!

The Toy library reopens this Saturday, 6th February 10 am till 11.30am. Yes, we are open on Waitangi day. For those of you with summer hires, it is time to gather up all the pieces, dust or wipe off the toys if necessary, and return your hires. As we open on a public holiday some of you may be away.  However, it would be appreciated if toys are returned the following Thursday (10am till 11am), or the following Saturday if you can't make it on Waitangi day. Shortly this year, the toy library will be implementing a new computer based system. Initially there maybe some teething problems so we would be grateful for your patience while we get the new system up and running.  However, the new system should make the toy hire process much faster. No one likes queues, right! Just a reminder that we are still looking for new committee members at the Mornington Toy and Games Library. If you think you would like to join, or are curious and have questions, just ask our helpful toy librarian or any committee member. We hope you all had a great summer holiday and I look forward to seeing you soon.