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The Kerikeri Community Toy Library is now up and running from its new premises at the Proctor Library at Kerikeri.
Acting Far North District Council district librarian Carol McLeod says the new relationship between Proctor Library and the toy library is expected to generate positive advantages for all parties, including customers and the wider community.
"We both offer wonderful services to children and families. Having both facilities under one roof makes sense and fits comfortably with our objective to provide facilities and services that meet the educational and recreational needs of the community," Carol says.
Toy library committee spokesperson Vanessa Payne says the location within the Proctor Library adjacent to the children's section is ideal.
"The synergy is great and the feedback from users is extremely positive –they can now use both facilities in one trip. We know this is going to have a huge impact on the future of our toy library and we are gearing up for this," she says.
The Toy Library's move from premises in Sammaree Place was completed last week following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the council and the toy library committee.
Caption: Checking out the new facilities (left to right) are two-year-old Sophie Quickfall, Toy Library president Lisa Thompson, Zac Douglas (2 ½ years), Far North District Councilor Ann Court who helped broker the arrangement with the toy library committee, acting District Librarian Carol McLeod, Moia Williams (3 ½ years) and toy library committee member Vanessa Payne.