We are almost at the end of the year 2014. It has been a great year for our toy library. Thanks to all of your efforts, attending duty, remembering to renew your membership, sizzling sausages at Bunnings BBQ, keeping the toys clean, and puzzles glad wrapped. We can make our toy library even better; though if you do have suggestions send them via our email
, or our Facebook page
The committee has had a busy year giving our beloved Toy library a makeover for 2015. Here is a quick preview, as we will be presenting the full update and training at stocktake.
- We are changing our name to Oakleigh Toy Library (so we only need one breath!)
- We have a new logo, look out for Jack and Jillian
- We are getting a new website in January, this website will enable you to
- choose your rosters date each term
- check availability of and book the party pack
- report damaged toys
- find information and forms
Please like our new Facebook page
We have new opening hours
- Wednesday: 7 - 9pm
- Saturday: 9.30 - 11.00am
We are changing the memberships options
- Gold: $70 (borrow 6 white & 6 yellow toys)
- Silver: $60 (borrow 4 white and 4 yellow toys)
- Bronze: $50 (borrow 2 white and 2 yellow toys)
We have revamped our policies and procedures
- Refundable Levy to be applied
With ongoing problems with rostering and endeavouring to improve the reliability of our library, we are introducing a refundable levy. A $50 refundable levy will be applied to all new and renewal memberships. It will be refunded in full when member resigns, provided there are no fines owing. Paid into their nominated bank account.
- Created a Duty Cheat Sheet
A new Duty Cheat Sheet will be available on top of the drawers for those needing to brush up on what to do during duty.
- Simplifying procedures
We’ve had a hard look on how we do things. Over many extra meetings eating rum balls, we have attempted to streamline and highlight exactly what and how members especially duty members do things (with minimal fuss), such as what to do when toys are missing pieces etc.
See you at stocktake, but also look out for our newsletter or our facebook page, we will keep you up to date with the changes. We may have some teething problems as we roll out our changes, so please be patient and pass on your feedback. :)
- Oakleigh Toy Library - build, maintain and run by its members .
Have you registered yourself for stocktake sessions?
We are running 4 stocktake sessions:
- 29th November: 9am-12pm
- 6th December: 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm
- 7th December: 9am-12pm
It’s time to roll up your sleeves, get your elbows moving by counting, scrubbing and cleaning our toys. It is a good chance to mingle with other members too. It only takes 3 hours of your time. Caroline
is co-ordinating stocktake, so please give her a big helping hand where possible.
This year at Stocktake we will also be including 20 minutes to cover new changes and duty training for members. Be on time to ensure you don't miss out!
Please bring some loose change
, as we are raffling off our old Party Pack - Roller Coaster! $1 tickets or 3 for $2.
Don't forget our Annual Door Prize - $50 Chadstone voucher
drawn out of the hat after the last stocktake session.
Fun with Sizzling Sausages
A big thanks to everyone who helped out with the Bunnings Sausage Sizzle fundraiser - and a special mention for David Birch, who organised the whole thing again this year.
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Missed your duty
If one of those curve balls occurs and you missed your duty, immediately phone the co-ordinator to organise a replacement duty, otherwise your membership will be placed on ‘Hold’, and you won’t be able to borrow toys. If a replacement duty isn’t organised promptly after the missed duty, then you will also be fined $20 from the newly introduced Levy (see above).