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Celebrating Volunteers.

We have just seen Volunteer Week a great incentive to celebrate the hundreds of volunteers who make a he difference to so many organisations. Toy Library being one of them, The whole team making this possible volunteers their time to make sure we can provide this great service in our community. As we all know time is precious we are all juggling lots of balls and so deciding to volunteer for a group is making that decision to give back, to create some time to benefit the bigger picture. 

We are always looking for new volunteers so we can spread the amount of time people have to give so its also a chance to shed light on what it involves to be a Toy Librarian. In our new space the dynamic of how we run has changed so we have a team of two on duty on a Saturday. 

We come in to set up at 9.45 and then pack down with an aim to close at midday so volunteers can carry on with their day but inevitable that runs over. Luckily the extended library hours on a Saturday have eased pressure to get out quick. It’s a fun morning getting the chance to interact with local families, visitors and your librarian buddy, so it can be a good way to catch up, especially now we can grab a coffee from knucklebone it really is a nice way to spend a morning. 

We are obviously very kid friendly so if you need to being your little people that is fine. Other than rostered Saturday duty we have the odd meeting which is done over coffee or wine and involves a good catch up. If you think you would like to get involved pop in and have a chat. There are some membership perks too  so a win win.

For now though as president I personally wanted to thank the team, Lia, Amanda, Katie, Rachel, Donna, Nicola and Anna….your all stars!

Charlotte Harding 

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