The Fort St. James Early Child Developmental Committee is continuing to offer the Toy Library Program.
According to Committee Coordinator, Cheryl Work, the point of the toy library is to allow all children fair and equal access despite any barriers or stress that families might be experiencing.
“Our goal is to provide all families in the community with free access to quality toys,” Work said.
Membership and self-serve lending is free. Parents can choose the toy of their child’s choice, sign it out and bring it back in a month’s time.
“We currently have about 100 members but we hope more people will use the library,” Work said.
The committee received funding for toys age specific from 0 – 6 yrs. The majority of the toys were purchased and included are games, puzzles, cars and trucks and even skates and helmuts.
“This is a great resource and we hope more people know about it,” Work said. “We’ve had great feedback so far. It’s a great opportunity for kids to use these items especially when they grow out of them so quickly.”
According to Work, families have said that it’s a great way to find out if their child might be interested in a particular toy. It gives them a chance to try it, move on and try something else.
“Kids get bored so it’s a great opportunity for any child in the community to try something new.”
You can visit the Toy Library at Nezul Be Hunuyeh Child and Family Services at 700 Stuart Drive, West in Fort St. James daily from 8 – 4 p.m.