Toy library books in novel location

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on September 30, 2020

ALBANY’S Rainbow Coast Toy Library’s capacity has nearly doubled thanks to a recent relocation.

The library moved from its smaller home on Ulster Road to its new building on Chester Pass Road last week and had its first day of trade on Saturday.

President Michelle Hassell said the former Albany Playgroup building was a great space for the library.

“It was a big leap of faith because commercial buildings are expensive, but our committee worked really, really hard to make it happen,” she said.

“We desperately needed a bigger, standalone space and now we’ve got 150 per cent more capacity.

“It’s much nicer and everyone is really excited.”

Ms Hassell said the first day in the new location was chaotic.

“It was pumping, people were everywhere!” she laughed.

“There’s a really nice, positive momentum going here which is great.”

The toy library will continue operating at its usual 10am to noon slot on Saturdays but a second trading day during the week is potentially on the cards.