Mount Isa Toy Library

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The toy library based in Mount Isa, was set up in 1979 to provide toys and specialised equipment for children with special needs. Over the years, the Toy Library has grown and now covers a large area of the North Western region of the State. Not only does it cater for 'special needs' children eg physical disability, intellectual disability, language problem, auditory disabilities, visual disabilities, clumsiness, poor reading, slow learning, mobility problems, concentration difficulties, social isolation but to all families in the region. The objective remains the same except that the membership base has been broadened and is no longer restricted to 'children in need'. A wide range of toys, specialised equipment and enrichment activity materials and kits are available on a loan-basis.Guidance can also be given to help parents choose toys for their children and a support service is available to assist with management of a disability (pointers for speech problems, remedial advice, etc). Toy library also caters for isolated and homebound adults. Recreational equipment can be borrowed by people who are elderly, isolated from neighbours, mothers on properties with young children, handicapped, an Adult Literacy Tutor and/or their students.

Contact
Contact name: 
Tracey Hewetson
Toy Library Officer
Phone 1: 
(07) 4747 3351
Phone 2: 
(07) 47473350
Fax: 
(07) 4747 3359
Address
Postal Address: 
PO Box 815
MOUNT ISA
4825
Access
Access facilities: 
Wheelchair accessible
Opening hours: 
10.30am to 12noon Tuesday, 10.45am to 12 noon Wednesday, 3.30pm to 6.00pm Thursday
Disabilities: 
All disabilities, sensory impairments, geographically disadvantaged people
Activities: 
Toy libraries
Service details
Fees: 
Nil
Area: 
Cloncurry, Julia Creek, Mckinlay, Carpentaria, Mount Isa
Clients: 
Children and adults with special needs and families with children
Funding: 
Federal govt DEEWR, Local govt Mt Isa City Council
Resources: 
Free newsletter to members, library

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