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MARGARET RIVER TOY LIBRARY INC.

MEMBERSHIP RULES 

 

Margaret River Toy Library is a non-profit, community organisation that provides families the opportunity to borrow a variety of educational and recreational toys for young children.  It is coordinated by a volunteer committee and funded by fundraising, grants, donations and membership fees.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: Please choose toys carefully and appropriate to your child’s age.

The toy library committee accepts no responsibility for damage or injury to any person or child as a result of the use or misuse of toys or property of the Margaret River Toy Library Inc.

 

 

1.    MEMBERSHIP AND FEES

 

As a member of the Margaret River Toy Library, it is understood that you undertake to observe the following terms, conditions and rules, established by the committee. Membership options are as follows:

 

Membership Type

3 Months

6 Months

12 Months

Participatory

$25

$40

$60

Participatory (concession*)

$20

$32

$48

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grandparent

-

$15

$30

Committee member (position)

free

free

free

Roster committee

$12

$20

$30

* Concession memberships available to Health Care Card holders.

 

PARTICIPATORY

-        Full toy borrowing rights

-        Friday or Saturday roster obligations, generally one to two sessions per quarter

-        Where possible, assist with fundraising and busy bee events.

 

GRANDPARENT

-        Full toy borrowing rights

-        Roster duties and other volunteer assistance is optional

-        Where possible, assist with fundraising and busy bee events.

 

COMMITTEE MEMBER

-        Additional toy borrowing rights (up to six toys)

-        Friday or Saturday roster obligations, generally two to three sessions per quarter

-        Fulfil the duties of the designated committee position

-        Expected to help run fundraising and busybee events

-        Expected to attend quarterly committee meetings.

 

 

 

 

ROSTER COMMITTEE

-        Additional toy borrowing rights (up to six toys)

-        Friday or Saturday roster obligations, generally two to three sessions per quarter

-        Expected to help run fundraising and busybee events

-        Expected to attend quarterly committee meetings.

 

 

2.    LOCATION AND OPENING TIMES

 

The toy library operates from the Margaret River Community Resource Centre at the corner of Tunbridge and Farrelly streets, Margaret River. Parking is accessed from Farrelly Street. 

Opening hours are:

 

-           Fridays between 11:30am and 12:30pm

-           Saturdays between 9.30am and 11.00am.

 

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before closing time when returning toys.

 

3.    ROSTER (for participatory members only)

One committee member plus two toy library members will staff the toy library at each session. Participatory members are asked to be available throughout the year for either Friday or Saturday roster duty (roughly once every eight to ten weeks). Please nominate your preferred roster day when joining the toy library.

If you are unable to attend then it is your responsibility to make a swap with another member and contact the committee member rostered on for that day to advise you have made a swap.

Your partner or another adult family member are welcome to take your place.

A $10.00 fee will be charged if you do not fulfil your roster obligation and membership will be suspended until the fee is paid, or an alternative shift is undertaken.

 

 

4.    BORROWING RIGHTS

 

Families with 1 child can borrow up to two small toys and one large (outdoor) toy.

Families with two or more children can borrow up to four toys, including two large (outdoor) toys.

Committee members can borrow up to six toys at a time.

Toys can be borrowed for two weeks.

A late fee of $1.00 per toy, per week applies for overdue toys if they are returned over one month past the due date. This is payable on return of overdue toys. Borrowing rights will be suspended until overdue fees are paid.

Toys must be returned in a CLEAN & DRY CONDITION.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.    DAMAGE OR LOSS

A certain amount of reasonable wear and tear is anticipated, but members will be held responsible for damage or loss.

To minimise wear and tear, please store outdoor toys out of the weather, especially away from direct sunlight. Consider if toys are only suited for indoor play.

Batteries will be replaced by the toy library. Please advise if batteries need to be replaced when you return a toy.

If a toy is damaged or parts lost, $5.00 is payable per missing or damaged piece. Alternatively replacements parts can be provided by the member. If a complete toy is lost or damaged, its full value must be paid for or replaced with a new toy. Please consider the value of each toy you borrow before taking it home.

The bag or container housing the toy is classified as part of the toy, and must be replaced if damaged.

 

6.    MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

The toy library committee oversees the running of the toy library. If you are interested in volunteering on the committee (benefits include reduced membership rate and an access key), please advise the President or committee member on roster duty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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