Government funded research found that children who are given educational toys, work with their carer/parent on the alphabet, are taught nursery rhymes or pay visits to libraries do better than their peers by the time they are three, and when they start school. Our Toy Library offers a high class, quality service with products aimed at children between the ages of 0 and 5 years.
Where is the Toy Library?
Our main centre is at Unsworth Library, but we also have collections and full colour catalogues at all other branches, from which items can be ordered and delivered to the branch for collection.
What is available?
We have hundreds of good quality educational toys aimed at children aged 0-5 years, which can be borrowed for 3 weeks. We have 10 categories of toys which are: Sand & Water, Pretend Play, Construction, Early Years, Numeracy, Literacy, Sensory & Manipulative Skills, Physical Play, Music, and Arts & Crafts.
How can I borrow toys from the Toy Library?
All you need to borrow toys from the Toy Library is a current membership the Bury Council Libraries. Toys are available to all members of Bury Metro Libraries.
How many toys can I borrow?
As an adult member of Bury Metro Libraries you can borrow up to a maximum of 8 toys on your existing membership. Children are entitled to borrow a maximum of 4 toys on their membership.
Can I borrow from other library branches?
Yes, all of our libraries stock a selection of toys, and we also have a printed catalogue with pictures and descriptions of all our toys. You can borrow any item in our catalogue from any of the branches using our quick and easy inter-library delivery system.
What about special events?
Throughout the year we host many special events. We also hold regular story/rhyme time sessions in libraries across the borough. We advertise our events in the press as well as in our libraries, to find out more you can contact our friendly staff who will be pleased to help.