Vandal attack sees Sleaford Toy Library close early
VANDALS have smashed a window of the Sleaford Toy Library causing it to close even sooner than originally planned.
The incident happened on the night of Monday, January 21, leaving the premises unfit for use for the last two months of its existence.
Sylvia Lawes, 83, who has voluntarily managed the library since it opened 20 years ago said: “I’m so upset that this has happened.
“We can’t carry on using the library until March now because there are shards of glass on the inside making it unsafe for children to be here and there’s no point getting it all cleared fully when we’re closing anyway.”
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The Toy Library was due to close at the end of March this year due to a lack of funding but it is closed now and will only open temporarily this weekend for people to return any toys.
The library, which has always been an entirely independent registered charity, has struggled for some years for grants to help keep it going.
Mrs Lawes said that she had approached all the big businesses in the Sleaford area asking for a donation of £600 a year in the hope that if a few agreed they would have enough funds to keep running but no-one agreed to help.
If anyone has any toys they have borrowed from the library they are asked to return these on either Friday or Saturday this week between 10am until 1pm.