A party celebrating 40 years of the Warrnambool Toy Library was enjoyed by hundreds of children dressed as their favourite characters on Saturday.
Children and families enjoyed free activities and a cake at Warrnambool's Active Sportz to celebrate the past four decades of the not-for-profit service, which has 1000 toys.
Warrnambool Toy Library president Elisia Nichol said the library started in 1979 with four families and had since grown to 150 members.
"We are always getting new members on board in our location in Henna Street so that is really exciting," she said.
"Today we've had a great toy library cake that someone kindly donated, 10 former committee members as well as our current committee and people from the public just checking out what the toy library can offer."
Ms Nichol said the library was provided to Warrnambool families as well as those residing in the greater south-west.
"If people are in Warrnambool doing their odd jobs here and there they can pop into the library on a Wednesday or Saturday morning between 9.30am and 11.30 to see what we can offer and hopefully become members and enjoy all of the toys available."
Earlier this year, the library received a $4320 grant from the federal government's Volunteer Grants Program in order to purchase a split system air conditioner and an iPad.
The service operates similarly to a video store - offering safe, educational and fun toys for loan at a small fee.
The Warrnambool Toy Library is located at the rear of 87 Henna Street.
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