The Rolleston Toy Library committee with their children (from left): Robyn Mears and Holly Mears, Hannah Jozko and Zara Jozko, Kenzie Mears, Fiona Morland (back) and Paige Morland, Amy Pailthorpe, Magenta Tucker, Michelle Sim and Alex Sim

Toy library looking for space

by Laurie Willetts

A group of local mums passionate about giving Rolleston its first toy library say they are making good progress but could do with a little help.

The proposal is the brainchild of Fiona Morland. “We enjoyed being part of a toy library in Christchurch, and I was surprised that there wasn’t one here,” she said.

“With so many young families in Rolleston I thought we should set one up.”

However the committee set up by Fiona is struggling to find suitable premises and Fiona said the fact that Rolleston is such a fast-growing young community means that free space is hard to come by and they would welcome any offers of space — from potentially shared facilities to sheds, containers or garages.

To start things off, a toy drive and car boot sale will be held at Rolleston College at 10am on November 24.

The group has a Facebook page — Rolleston Toy Library — and Fiona can be reached at