TOYS GALORE: Linda Geluk enjoying her surroundings at the Coffs Coast Toy Library.
TOYS GALORE: Linda Geluk enjoying her surroundings at the Coffs Coast Toy Library. Gemima Harvey

Kids can make child’s play with their toy story

PUZZLES, train sets and doll houses are among the huge selection of toys available to hire from the Coffs Coast Toy Library.

Parents who want to provide a variety of toys for their children to play with, but can't afford to keep constantly forking out for new items, may like to pop their heads in and check out the Toy Library.

The library operated as a non-profit body for about three decades, but financial difficulty meant doors were on the verge of closing.

In stepped mother-of-five Linda Geluk who is now running the library as a business.

"I'm doing this to help struggling families because I know how hard it can be raising kids and not being able to afford new toys for them," Linda said.

Here's how it works: An $11 annual membership fee sets you up to borrow and then toys are between $1 and $10 for one week.

Day care centres can pay $350 for the year and then borrow six different toys each week or pay as they go.

The Coffs Coast Toy Library is underneath 5 Star at the Bray Street Shopping Centre.

Call 6696 3910 for more information.



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