Willetton Toy Library
April 2007 Newsletter / www.willettontoylibrary.org.au
Welcome to the first newsletter of the WTL
for 2007. It’s a long one, but there are loads
of important messages, so please plough
Stock Take Report Thanks To Our Sponsors
When you join the library, you agree to Georgina
attend a two hour Stock Take roster. A Pie in the Sky (Jewellery & Giftware)
sincere THANK YOU for honouring that
COMMITMENT! With the group working
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tirelessly and skilfully, you managed to get For hand beaded necklaces and earrings.
through another noisy and chaotic day!
The day began at 7:45am and ended at 5:30pm, with
13 committee and 26 regular members attending (of the Emma
52 members of the library at that time). Embrace Beauty (Parkwood)
4 of those attending were Dads, and it was great to
see them mingling (and using nail varnish remover) in an
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otherwise female dominated arena! A range of all the expected beauty
Of course, if you were one of the 13 families unable to therapies as well as facials and spray tans!
attend the Stock Take, you are now required to complete
2 extra rosters before June – Thank you to those of you
who have already arranged these!
Toy Status Prizes from Stock Take Day
Throughout the Stock Take period,
you cleaned, relabelled, reunited and Cathy’s daughter Hannah once again drew
counted over 450 toys! out 4 raffle tickets (with eyes scrunched shut)
It was decided that around 75 toys to determine the lucky recipients of our Stock
should be deleted from the system Take participation prizes, and the following
due to age and/or low borrowings, families have won :
(approximately 20 of these toys were
merged with others to increase quality and value), and 1st Prize : The English family – A $25 voucher for
around 15 toys were downgraded from ‘Green’ to ‘White’ Embrace Beauty, Parkwood.
status. 2nd Prize : The Spencer family – A spray tan at
However, we still have 448 toys in the library with a Embrace Beauty, Parkwood.
combined original purchase price of $36,500! Not to 3rd Prize : The Skinner family – A $10 voucher for
mention, toys to the value of over $3,600 were Pie in the Sky Jewellery and Giftware,
purchased in the last 12 months! Lynwood.
As a result of the Stock Take, we now have a very 4th Prize : The Pracy family – A $10 voucher for Pie
clear idea of the specific toys we need to replace (such in the Sky Jewellery and Giftware,
as the very well used Felt Man Face, Thomas Trains and Lynwood.
Croquet Set) and specific categories we need to focus
This year we have focussed on puzzles, newly New Playpen
purchasing 15 of the 35 now in stock and merging many
older ones. When searching the “Jigsaw’ category you Thanks to the generosity of the management at
will now generally find either new puzzles or at least 2 Target Bullcreek, who provided us with a $50 gift
per bag. We have also just replenished the “Baby” toys voucher, we now have our own wooden playpen! We
category!! purchased the playpen in October 2006 for the use of
Many of the toys deleted from the system were sold to members on roster, to improve the safety of babies to
members at Stock Take or in the first session in January. approximately 18 months. It will be stored against the
We raised approximately $100 from these sales. wall in the Baby & Toddler cupboard.
REMINDER - WTL CLOSED!
Friday 6 April – Good Day
We assure you that your 1 session grace
period will extend to 13/4/07 if your toys
Thanks To Our Sponsors were due on Good Friday.
Echo Services We are not asking you to sell
eggs this year. That’s right! We are
NOT asking you to sell eggs! In fact,
WA Cardiology we’re not asking you to participate
in a traditional fundraiser at all at
of St John of God Murdoch Hospital this time!!
We do however have a fantastic fundraising
opportunity, which will not cost you anything… indeed it
may save you money!
Please see our attached letter and flyer from St
New Trestle Tables! George’s Bank.
NB : Your personal details have NOT been provided to
St George or to Mr Dunleavy.
You may have noticed in the last
couple of weeks that we are no longer
using our old, decaying, heavy trestle Battery Power
tables (and that you haven’t had to carry
them when you’re on roster!) We have once again collected a new cache
That’s because BUNNINGS WAREHOUSE in of previously used industrial strength batteries
Cannington generously donated 2 brand-spanking, from Murdoch Cardiology, Echo Services and
NEW, lightweight, plastic versions to our library in WA Cardiology (all from St John of God
March!! Murdoch Hospital)
We’re sure you will soon join with us in expressing BUT…
many more huge sighs of appreciation for this cost and We don’t know how long they last! If your toy has
back saving donation! batteries replaced with the 2nd hand type, please give
us feedback on their lasting power.
Our toy cupboards are in disarray already! Many of the
toys are not where they should be and it’s becoming Do you have a birthday party
difficult to fit everything in at the end of each session due coming up? Why not book our
to lack of efficient storage. FANTASTIC Party Pack, complete
Whether on roster, or visiting the library, please : with jumping sacks, egg ‘n spoon
Try to limit your children unpacking or playing with race, giant parachute and more!
toys other than ride-ons during sessions. You can also try our cool and very
Try to store items back in their correct category effective Bubble Blower!
sections. Thank you! Note : You do not pay extra to
hire out these toys!!
A toy from our recent fundraising catalogue has been
recalled. Thanks To Our Sponsor
If you purchased item 161505 – Santa’s Toys : Balls
Stair, from Educational Experience, please contact the
company direct on 1800 025 270.
Apparently it is unsuitable for children under 3 due to CANNINGTON
the small balls enclosed.
Thanks To Our Sponsor IMPORTANT DATES!
AGM : Wednesday, 25 July 2007
Target Bullcreek 7:30pm at the Library
Formal apologies required in writing
Supplier of playpens, toys and all for non attendance.
things child related STOCK TAKE DAY :
(plus a range of other goodies!) Friday, 7 Dec 2007
Toy Categories (where to find)
The Annual General Meeting will be held on the
Stored in the ‘Baby’ Cupboard evening of Wednesday 25th July 2007.
B (Baby) While it’s a reasonable time away, we’d like YOU to
T (Toddler) start considering whether this is the year during your
K (Party Packs) membership you could dedicate to the WTL Committee.
P (Push and Pull) Sadly we will be losing several of our committee
members at the AGM (primarily due to their ageing
Stored on the Trolleys children – why do they have to grow up?!) however the
M (Music) Toy Library will continue to need an energetic,
G (Grading, Fitting & Manipulation) enthusiastic committee to carry on it’s day-to-day
J (Jigsaws) functions!
I (Indoor) If you are considering any of the following roles, but
F (Finding Out) want to know more about them, please ring the current
D (Dress Ups) members directly.
**PHONE NUMBERS AND SURNAMES HAVE BEEN
Stored in the Big Cupboard REMOVED FOR THIS WEB VERSION OF THE
A (Active / Outdoor) NEWSLETTER**
L (Let’s Pretend) Rosters Carol
R (Ride-Ons) Toy Purchasing Kerrie
S (Sand & Water) Treasurer Sarah
Safety of Children During Session Fundraising
To ensure optimum safety of the babies and young Also please let us know if you know anyone who is
children visiting the library : “handy” and good at fixing things, who will be willing to
Please take advantage of our play pen (check DO the Toy Library repairs.
with roster parents first)
Try to limit your children unpacking and playing
with toys other than the ride ons during sessions
Do NOT allow use of the slides or wagon ride-on
toys during sessions. REMINDER - WTL CLOSED!
Wednesday 25 April – ANZAC Day
We apologise for any inconvenience and
Since Stock Take we have replaced : assure you that your 1 session grace period
The worn Felt Man Face (now a Woman face) will extend to 2/5/07 if your toys were due
The torn Pop-Up Tent and Tunnel back on ANZAC day.
The ‘foggy’ Skittles Set. Enjoy!!
Some of Our New Toys
Wiggles Showtime Board Game
B9 (Baby) 2-4 players
Baby Gymnastics Ball Toss It's Showtime with The Wiggles and
Ages: 6 months + they need your help to get there in
Music & lights reward physical
Bee Flower Garden. Baby
wooden puzzle board
Roll-Around Tumble Bug Please be mindful of the lengths of
Ages: 6 months + wood in this beautiful wooden
Zig-zag, tumble down fun with
music, sounds & 3 Roll-a-Rounds!
Vroom Vroom Soft Toy Cars
B8 (Baby) With lift-the-flaps and moving
Laugh & Learn Learning wheels. Please wipe with damp
Toolbench cloth after use.
Ages: 6-36 months
3 silly friends pop up, with fun
sounds and sayings. L14 (Let’s Pretend)
My Whimsical Animal Show
Piece together your own creations!
B11 (Baby) For 3 years and up, care taken on
Pull & Spin Caterpillar connection between pieces
Ages: 6 to 36 Months please.
New walkers love to take a friend
along for a stroll and will
encourage baby to keep moving!
B7 (Baby) Tadpole - Frog Grow Puzzle
Nesting Pails We also have Man Grow Puzzle,
Ages: 6 months + Chicken Grow and Butterfly Grow.
Beach style stacking and nesting More complicated jigsaws for the
cups each with a unique activity puzzle whiz amongst your family!
L32 (Let’s Pretend)
Little Tikes B.C. Builders Temple
A knock-em-down and build-them-
up toy that actually encourages
L31 (Let’s Pretend)
Little Tikes B.C. Builders I-Fell
Another knock-em-down and build-
them-up toy that encourages