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.
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