Hi there, my name is Roanna Stokes and I am the chairperson of our fantiastic Toy Library. I have two young daughters who love exploring new toys from the library. My role in the toy library is pretty broad; running meetings, making decisions, generally helping with fundraising and applying for grants. I love seeing the children in the library enjoying the toys and having so much enthusiasm for play. Personally I am interested in seeing the library become more environmentally conscious and culturally diverse in both memberships and toys.
Hi, I''m Jess and I am the treasurer on the committee. I have two little mischievous people who love to explore the wonders of the Toy Library! We have loved every moment since we joined, with the only regret being we wish we had sooner.
Tēnā koe, my name is Te Maari and I came on board as a committee member in mid 2020. Our family love the toy library as it means we always have new and interesting toys to play with without cluttering up the house and forking out endless amounts of money on new things. I’m a big fan of wooden toys especially ones that encourage free, open ended or imaginative play. I love being outside and when I’m not working you can often find me in the garden. This year I took the plunge and am committed to learning Te Reo Māori. The Toy Library has a great collection of Māori games and puzzles and I’m looking forward to seeing and helping this grow. If you see me around please feel free to korero Māori with me
Catherine is our permanent Librarian, and is currently on maternity leave until early 2022. She is an ECE Grad Dip qualified teacher who has been making the most of our Toy Library for the last 3+ years. She and her husband Chris are raising 3 beautiful children, Esme, George and baby Henry. Catherine has a keen interest in music and gardening.
Kia ora, I'm Maddie. I'm helping out at the library until the end of 2021 while Catherine has some precious time at home with her wee bubba. I've got two children, aged 5 and 3, who keep me busy the rest of the week. Our current favourite toys from the library in my whānau are the rollerskates, the baby bunkbeds and the wooden balance board.