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Toy Library

This article was published in March 2011. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

The Mobile Toy Library is no longer running.

Please see the local Sure Start and Beehive Children's Centre websites
for details on local Toy Libraries.

Toy Library

Central Bedfordshire Children's Centres brand NEW Toy Library is almost ready to roll!

We have hundreds of brilliant toys organised into age appropriate packs for all the ages between 0-5years. The service is open to all families of under 5's and is FREE.

We will operate 2 static toy libraries based at Barton-le-Clay Children's Centre Mondays 9.00-10.00am and Roundabout Children's Centre Fridays 12.15-1.15pm. The catalogues' can be accessed at anytime during our normal session times.

A mobile Toy Library service will also operate on a Thursday. The mobile toy library will operate a two weekly rota starting as below and will return to the same venues on a fortnightly basis:

Starting Thursday 17th March 2011

  • 09.00-09.45: Heath and Reach Thrift Road
  • 10.00-10.30: Aspley Guise Village Hall Car Park
  • 10.45-11.15: Woburn Village Hall Car Park
  • 11.30-12.15: Cranfield (TBC)
  • 13.00-13.45: Ampthill Methodist Church Car Park
  • 14.00-14.30: Clophill Village Hall Car Park
  • 15.00-15.45: Toddington Methodist Church Car Park

Starting Thursday 24th March 2011

  • 09.00-09.45: Eaton Bray (School Lane) Public Car Park
  • 10.30-11.15: Kensworth Village Hall Car Park
  • 11.30-12.15: Caddington Lower School Car Park
  • 13.00-13.45: Slip End Village Hall Car Park
  • 14.00-15.00: Dunstable Methodist Church (Creative Play session available 1.30-3.00pm at Dunstable venue)

To become a member of our Toy Library service you will need to bring along photographic I.D (i.e passport or driving licence) a recent utility bill with your current address on, a completed membership/application form and have registered with the children's centre. If you haven't got an application form, please pick one up from your local children's centre or come and get one on your first visit to the mobile library.

For more information on our Toy Libraries or any of our other Children's Centre services, please call us on 01582 881054 (Barton) or 01525 384368 (Leighton Buzzard).

Barton-le-Clay Children's Centre, Our Space, c/o Ramsey Manor Lower School, Manor Road, Barton, MK45 4NS

Roundabout Children's Centre, c/o St George's Lower School, East Street, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 1EW