Search for volunteers


Jessica Micallef

The Sunbury Toy Library is on a hunt for volunteers.

The toy library is jampacked with toys, with children up to eight-years-old able to borrow everything from puzzles and bikes to games and train tracks.

Library president Sheralee Smythe said a lot of the toys were donated by the community.

“We also get government grants to help with the operation costs, so most of our toys are donated or are sometimes purchased through grants,“ she said.

“Our toys are great for kids up to eight years and there are some great games for families that can be played by everybody.“

Due to COVID-19, the library has had to switch to a click and collect service, where library members reserve toys and pick them up the next time the library is open.

Ms Smythe said the library has had to reduce its opening hours from two days a week to one day because it doesn’t have enough volunteers.

“Our committee has returned to work and there is no-one else trained,“ she said.

“We’ve had a bit of interest from our Facebook posts, which is fantastic, but we are looking to get a lot more people trained up.“

Ms Smythe said volunteers didn’t need to commit to a “huge amount of time“ to helping out at the library.

“It can be anything – as little as doing one library session one hour per term,“ she said.

“It depends on your availability.“


Jessica Micallef