Christmas can be a season of excess.
And while they probably don’t know it, many Cork kids already have more toys than a lot of children could dream about… even before Santa arrives this year.
Now a Cobh library is putting together a brilliant little event designed to encourage local children to share toys with people in the community who might need them while reducing waste and clearing some space on the shelves before Christmas.
Cobh Library is hosting a Christmas Toy Swap this Friday, December 8th from 1pm to 4pm.
The rules are simple: If you have extra toys lying around at home, bring up to five in good condition, then just “‘elf’ yourself to whatever you fancy!”
#Cobhlibrary is hosting a Christmas Toy Swap on Friday December 8th from 1 to 4pm. 📷📷📷
Bring up to 5 toys in good condition and ‘elf’ yourself to whatever you fancy!!
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— Cork County Council Library & Arts Service (@corkcolibrary) December 2, 2023
Just make sure any toys with pieces are all present and correct and place items such as Lego or puzzles in a sealed bag.
Toys and books for all ages and stages are accepted and all toys not taken on the day will be donated to charity.
Importantly, you do not need to bring a toy if you don’t have one to bring – you can still pop in and pick up one to take home.
Don’t forget to bring a bag to take your new-found treasures home in.