Toys that don’t cost the earth

Children enjoy toys from toy library
Children enjoy toys from toy library
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A Linlithgow group has found a simple yet effective way to save parents’ money and help the environment – through a toy library.

The toy library, which is in the process of being estab-
lished, will hire out toys, 
puzzles, games and equipment for children of all abilities and at different stages in their development.

Toy library story''Pictured: Mums, Helen Townend, Suzanne John and Cherylanne Hyde Lambe with 1 year-olds Dylan John, Amber Lambe and Banjamin Richardson.''Image by: Malcolm McCurrach

Toy library story''Pictured: Mums, Helen Townend, Suzanne John and Cherylanne Hyde Lambe with 1 year-olds Dylan John, Amber Lambe and Banjamin Richardson.''Image by: Malcolm McCurrach

In addition it will be a 
community hub helping families benefit from quality play sessions.

Grandparents can also 
gain from the toy library through hiring toys and 
quipment rather than having them fill their house for 
occasional use.

The Toy Library is a not-for-profit group, volunteer-led and is being supported by Transition Linlithgow.

Money raised from recycling some of the steel structure from the Chanel walkway, doubled by a donation from Transition Linlithgow, has been offered to the toy 
library to help to get it off the ground.

The toy library has also 
benefited from an initial 
donation of toys and equipment from Preston Playgroup.

Alan Brown, who is chairman of Transition Linlithgow said: “The toy library is great new project for Linlithgow, Not only will it reduce our 
consumption of finite 
resources and save people money but it will also increase our social connections across town. Another positive way to build a vibrant and resilient community.”

Gillian McDonald, who is helping to co-ordinate the 
local facility added: “The toy library will be a fantastic 
resource for the community and Linlithgow.

‘‘We have lots of enthusiastic people who can help to get it off the ground. But we would 
also love to hear from anyone who is interested in playing a part in this great new community initiative.”

To find out more and get 
involved with the toy library project email library@
transitionlinlithgow.org.uk or visit them on Facebook at www.
facebook.com/linlithgowtoylibrary