Welcome to the Pres…
Elaine Dunwoody

After many years on our general committee Elaine has recently taken the reigns. Now she’s looking for new committee members to keep our valuable community service thriving. So if you have some time or ideas to contribute please let her know at info@rtl.org.au




Q: When did you first join Richmond Toy Library?
A: In 2008, when my daughter was 1 year old.
 
Q: What are your interests?
A: I like being on the computer, which is why I work in IT. I also enjoy eating out or trying new and interesting foods.
 
Q: What motivated you to become the President for the Committee of RTL?
A: I was in the committee for several years, previously in the secretary role and IT officer role. I’d like to help RTL to be more accessible to a wider community in Richmond, especially children with additional needs.
 
PS: While trying to look for a recent photo of myself, I realised I haven’t taken many photos lately. My photo album is only filled with photos of my daughter and food items. 😝


We meet the first Tuesday of every month, 7.30 – 9.30ish at RTL and if you can’t get to meetings there are plenty of things to do from home. Our toy library can only be as extraordinary as our volunteers and part time team make it so jump in and help make it the most brilliant service your kids could wish for… they’ll love you for it!


Easter and Anzac Day closures & Tuesday night openings...
We will be closed for Easter Saturday 20th April and Anzac Day Thursday 25th April so any borrows due on those days can be returned the following week.
We're back to our regular timetable for the cooler months, opening the first Tuesday of each month. So if you're in Tuesday nights when we also have our committee meetings you're very welcome to join the meeting and add your thoughts.


Volunteers make our toy library sing...

We are really fortunate to have Audrey join us as a regular volunteer on Saturday mornings so please say hello when you are next in.

 
Hi everyone, my name is Audrey. I am a high school student in year 9. Some of my interests include reading and dancing. I have decided to volunteer as a Toy Library assistant because I am participating in the Duke of Edinburgh Award, which requires me to complete an hour of volunteering each week. The reason why I chose to work at the Toy Library was because I wanted to spread the joy of toys to younger children and let them enjoy their childhood like I did.


 
Some holiday fun to check out…

Want to take part in the Comedy Festival but find it too hard with children in tow? These comedy shows are great for the whole family. Some of these shows are non-verbal so are suitable for kids of all ages. Best thing about them is that they are FREE so it’s not too bad even if kids want to leave early.
http://fedsquare.com/events/the-very-big-laugh-out

 
Looking for something different? Check out this exhibition, and then go to the playground at Artplay afterwards!
https://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/arts-and-culture/artplay/whats-on/Pages/exhibition-beneath.aspx

 
It’s going to get darker quicker after daylight saving ends, but that’s perfect for the Lights Up Festival!
Be immersed in the Festival’s night market area and check out the cultural activities.
https://www.visitmelbourne.com/regions/melbourne/events/community/light-up-melbourne-festival


 
Easter deliciousness…



Nut-free Cacao & Coconut Protein Balls

Prep: 10 mins (+ 1 hour setting time)
Ingredients:
1 cup (90g) rolled oats
2 tbs cacao powder or cocoa powder
12 pitted dates
1 cup (80g) desiccated coconut
2 tbs maple syrup
Method:
Process all ingredients in a food processor until almost smooth and well combined
Place another 2 tbs desiccated coconut on a plate.
Roll 2 tbs portions of mixture into balls.
Roll in coconut to evenly coat.
Place in a lined tray in the fridge for 1 hour or until set.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Recipe from: www.taste.com.au

 
Have a wonderful break over the school holidays, see you soon...
MAIN LOCATION
Lwr Grnd, Richmond Library
Enter at 415 Church Street
Richmond VIC 3121
(We are within the Maternal
and Child Health Centre)
Wednesdays 9.30am - 11.30am
Thursdays 10:30am - 12:30pm
Saturdays 10.00am - 1.30pm
1st Tuesday of the month
Tuesdays 7:00pm - 9:00pm



ONLINE
www.rtl.org.au
info@rtl.org.au

MAIL
PO Box 126
Richmond VIC 3121

TELEPHONE
0412 287 914
(only answered
during opening hours)



 
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