By Mabell, Dave on November 15, 2019.
A new toy library will soon open to serve westside families. Its collection will include toys made by companies committed to best manufacturing practices
And the additional feature at the Crossings Branch library has received a kick-start grant from FortisAlberta.
“We are so thankful to FortisAlberta and their generous financial support aiding in the purchase of sustainably made toys for the new toy library,” says Sarah Head, the manager of branch services for the Lethbridge Public Library.
“As west Lethbridge continues to grow, we are thrilled to be able to offer more options to the children and families of Lethbridge that use the Crossings Branch.”
The $1,400 grant is one of many the electrical distribution company is making to Alberta businesses, schools and libraries that are working to reduce energy consumption and minimize the province’s carbon footprint.
“This grant for sustainable toys will ensure many children enjoy new and exciting toys while avoiding the plastic waste that comes with new toy packaging and delivery,” says Kari Hyde, the company’s supervisor of customer experience and energy e-fficiency.
Library technician Emily Lumley says the plan is to select toys made using environmentally responsible materials, such as softwood and recycled plastic.
“In addition to being good for the planet, these toys are also good for our kids – fun, safe, and designed to spark creativity,” she says.
“I’m eager to share them with our community.”