Like any other toddler, Ziva loves playing with new toys.

The 21-month-old was recently given a sneak peak at the Brotherhood of St Laurence’s new toy library, which has been set up to provide Craigieburn families with greater access to educational toys.

The toy library, located in Connections@Hothlyn’s community services hub, is open to families with children aged up to six.

Children can borrow a range of toys including cars and trucks, dress-ups, puzzles, scooters, and baby toys.

Brotherhood of St Laurence acting senior manager John Catto-Smith said toys in the library were designed to help children’s learning and development.

He said the toy library would also help the not-for-profit organisation inform families about local services.

“We hope people accessing the library can also link in with our service if they would like to do so,” he said.

The toy library is at 120 Hothlyn Drive, Craigieburn and is open Tuesdays from 9.30-10.30am during school terms.