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Many happy returns: Sienna is looking forward to celebrating the Frankston Toy Library’s birthday this month. Picture: Gary Sissons

A LIBRARY born in its founder’s living room will celebrate 40 years of bringing joy to children this month at an open day on Saturday 20 May.

The Frankston Toy Library, now based at Ebdale Community Hub, first opened its doors to the community in 1977 at the home of founder Bev Le Bas.

The library hires out toys, books and educational games and puzzles to children and hosts parent’s groups sessions for all the family in return for a minimal annual membership fee.

Membership has grown to about 400 throughout several moves including a 1978 move to the Karingal Uniting Church, a 1985 relocation to the Mechanics Hall and 1995 shift to the Frankston Arts Centre before settling in at larger premises at Ebdale Community Hub in 2012.

Everyone is welcome to come to our celebration, we will have free craft activities for children,” Frankston Toy Library vice president Tracy Lambert said. “There will be free fairy floss and popcorn and free facepainting, a sausage sizzle and lots of toys on show for kids to play with and explore.”

Frankston Toy Library celebrates its 40th birthday on Saturday 20 May, 10am-4pm at Ebdale Community Centre, 20 Ebdale St, Frankston, all welcome. Official cake cutting at 1pm.

See frankstontoylibrary.org.au or call 9781 3900 for more details.

First published in the Frankston Times – 8 May 2017

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