A TOURING toy library opened in East Cleveland on Monday.

Alison Nairn, of the Redcar and Cleveland and Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership, said: "The toy library features toys and musical instruments for all children.

"We will be visiting libraries and other selected venues throughout the borough on a two-week rolling programme so that parents and childcare professionals may choose from the catalogue and borrow toys for up to two weeks at a time."

The service, which cost £86,690 to set up, will also provide specialised toys for children with special needs.

The library will have a shop in Vicarage Drive, Marske, near Redcar. For more information call (01642) 771173.