Toys can be transitory. And pricey. 40 years ago, to help counter these costs of childhood, a group of parents set up the Palmerston North Toy Library in the old Main St City Library.
Since then, this ark of toys has moved periodically, spending time in the former St Andrews Church hall in Ashley St, before moving to Queen Elizabeth College in Edgeware Rd in 2000, and then to the old Amberley Ave scout hall.
A new library chapter was started during the recent school holidays when its playthings and puzzles were packed up and shifted from Amberley Ave where it had been for 18 months, to a more central location.
A spacious premises in the Freedom Print retail precinct on the corner of Church and Cook streets across from the central fire station is now its new home.