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Closed for Easter

Closed for Easter

25-03-2021

The Toy Library will be closed on Saturday 3rd April. 

If you would like to come in and gather up some toys to see you through the long weekend, we will be open Thursday 1st April, 6 - 7.30pm.

Fingers crossed for some amazing weather. Whether you are inside or out, we hope you enjoy some quality time with your family (and some yummy chocolate 😉) over this long weekend.

Toy Library Awareness Week

Toy Library Awareness Week

07-03-2021

It’s Toy Library Awareness Week! This week is all about celebrating Toy Libraries, our volunteers, TOYS and the amazing communities we are a part of.
The theme for 2021 is Let’s have some fun!!

Last year was a tough one, and what better way to celebrate our Toy Libraries than to showcase the fun our Toy Libraries bring our tamariki and communities. 

  • Toys grow creative young minds and active bodies
  • Toys help children see the world differently, they let them explore and discover
  • Toys enable children to build relationships and reduce stress
  • Toys help children value friendship and whānau through play
  • Toys are inclusive
  • Toys are actually pretty amazing
We think toy libraries have something for everyone - from the experienced toy operator to those just starting to explore. 
To celebrate Toy Library Awareness Week we will be giving away $10 toy hire credit for everyone who joins up from the 7th - 13th March. We will also be organising a few other fun things for our members so we can share the love with more of our community.

Special General Meeting

Special General Meeting

17-02-2021

The Pegasus Toy Library Committee wishes to notify all members that we will be holding a Special General Meeting on Wednesday 17th March at 8pm at the Toy Library.
 
All members are invited to attend.
 
The purpose of the meeting is to vote on amending Rule 1 of our Constitution which establishes our name. This rule amendment will allow us to apply to legally change our name to Parklands Toy Library. We are seeking this change to better reflect our location and avoid confusion with Pegasus township.

Closed for Waitangi Day

Closed for Waitangi Day

01-02-2021

We will be closed for Waitangi Day - Saturday 6th February.
All toys due on that day will be automatically extended.

Thank you Fresh Choice Parklands

Thank you Fresh Choice Parklands

25-01-2021

Thank you to FreshChoice Parklands for a $100 grant towards operating essentials. This meant we were able to get: printer ink and paper, laminating pouches, glue for repairs, and batteries for toys. All things that we need to have on hand to keep the toy library running smoothly.

Thank you Harcourts Parklands

Thank you Harcourts Parklands

22-01-2021

We would like to thank Harcourts Parklands for their generous support in supplying our promotional materials over the last year. This has meant that we have been able to promote the toy library more widely and advertise our presence in the local community.
Thanks for your support! 💛

We are open for 2021!

We are open for 2021!

20-01-2021

Welcome back everyone to the Pegasus Toy Library! 
Today was our very first session for 2021. 
It was fabulous to see everyone today, many familiar faces as well as some new.

Just to let you know we had a few successful grant applications at the end of last year which enabled us to purchase some exciting new outdoor toys. Check them out under New Toys in the Toys dropdown menu.

Christmas & New Year Hours

Christmas & New Year Hours

19-12-2020

We are now closed for the Christmas and New Year period.

From everyone here at Pegasus Toy Library, we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

We re-open Wednesday 20th January 2021.

Will look forward to seeing you all then!

Toy Library Awareness Week

Toy Library Awareness Week

16-11-2020

16 - 22 November 2020
Toy Library Awareness Week is all about celebrating Toy Libraries, our volunteers, TOYS and the amazing communities we are a part of.
The theme for 2020 is Hauora/Wellbeing because Toy Libraries build healthier tamariki and communities.
  • Toys grow creative young minds and active bodies.
  • Toys help children see the world differently, they let them explore and discover.
  • Toys enable children to build relationships and reduce stress.
  • Toys help children value friendship and whānau through play.
  • Toys are inclusive.
We think Toy Libraries are fantastic! To celebrate Toy Library Awareness Week we will be organising a few fun things for our members and launching our 100th member promotion so we can share the love with more of our community.

Do you want to help the planet and help our toy library?

Do you want to help the planet and help our toy library?

27-09-2020

We now have Zerobags for sale and $4 from each one sold goes to the toy library!
 
Zerobags are made from upcycled parachutes and are strong yet lightweight. They pack down into a small parcel which is easy to keep in your bag.
 
Grab yours next time you're in the library.

***NEW TOYS***

***NEW TOYS***

08-09-2020

Even though we know what is inside, it is still so exciting to open up a new toy delivery! 

 

We are now opening Thursday evenings!

02-09-2020

Starting tomorrow we are going to trial having an evening session.
We will be opening every Thursday from 6 - 8pm.
This will be a two month trial and if there is enough interest we will add it to our permanent hours.
 
Just a reminder - Level 2 social distancing rules still apply so we will be limiting to 2 people/families in the library at a time. You can book your toys online and a Click and Collect time to pick up.
 
If you have any questions, please don''t hesitate to get in touch.

Opening at Level 2

14-08-2020

We will be operating at Level 2 conditions for this Saturday''s session and beyond until further notice.
This means that we will be returning to Click and Collect booking via our website.

Important Info:
If you or any member of your family are sick, please don''t come in. Instead please contact us via email or messenger and we will extend your hires without charge.
Whilst you can come into the library, it is our preference that you use the Click and Collect option as we will be limiting entry to 2 families at a time. 
If Level 3 is announced, the toy library will be closed and toys hire dates will automatically be extended without charge.
If you have any issues or queries or need some help logging into our website, please get in touch.
Take care!

Supporting Plastic Free July!

Supporting Plastic Free July!

08-07-2020

Borrow don't buy this plastic free July!

Join your local Toy Library to minimise waste.

Come along to our AGM - 30 June 2020

Come along to our AGM - 30 June 2020

03-06-2020

The Pegasus Toy Library Management Committee will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 30 June at 7.30pm in the toy library.
All members are welcome to attend! This is a great opportunity if you''re interested in finding out more about what we do. As always, if you''re keen to join us please come along!!
The future of your library is reliant on members putting up hands and getting involved.

We are Re-Opening!

13-05-2020

As of tomorrow the country will be in Alert Level 2 which means we are very happy to let you know that the Toy Library will be re-opening next week on Wednesday 20th May at 10 am.

As you can imagine it won''t quite be business as usual, so here is some important information for how we will operate at level 2.

  • All toys hired over the lockdown period will need to be returned within a week as they will need to be quarantined and disinfected before other members can rehire them.
  • Members won''t be able to enter the library at this stage, we will be providing a click and collect service. All toys can be booked through our website.
  • On arrival at the library, members will be directed to a designated toy drop-off area as toys will go directly into quarantine.
  • Your membership will automatically be extended for the amount of time that we have been closed.

We are really looking forward to being open again and hope that we can make this work for everyone. If you have any concerns or queries please don''t hesitate to contact us.

Toy Library Update!

08-05-2020

As the time gets closer for the country to enter Level 2 we have been having a look at what this might look like for the toy library. Obviously this will depend on the specifics that will be released with the next Government update on Monday 11th May.

Some degree of social distancing will still be necessary so we will probably have to limit toy library access to one family at a time. This may work on an appointment system and/or a process of waiting in your car and we text or message you when you can come in.

 

An option we are looking at is click and collect. This will mean that you can browse and select online and we will have the toys ready for you.

We will send out another email next week once we have finalised our level 2 opening procedures.

 

Hope to see you soon!

Our Library is now Closed!

22-03-2020

In response to the government advice released yesterday on containing the COVID-19 virus, we have decided to close the toy library.
We have sent out an email to all members outlining some key points regarding toy hire. If you did not receive the email please contact us at pegasustoylibrary@hotmail.com

The library will be opening for a final special session tomorrow evening (Monday 23 March) from 6-8 pm for anyone who wishes to return and/or hire toys.

Our Library is Still Open!

20-03-2020

We know these are uncertain and unsettling times for a lot of people, and we want to reassure you that the health and well-being of our members are our top priority.

We are still opening as usual as we want to continue to deliver our service for as long as possible.

We are monitoring this situation carefully and will keep everyone updated should things change.

Returning toys to the library:

  • if you or your family are sick, please stay home and email us to renew your toys.
  • please ensure all toys are washed and disinfected before returning. We will also have a last chance toy cleaning station at the door.

Thank you and take care.