KIRKLEES Libraries now have £5,000 worth of extra toys and books to lend to local playgroups.
The new materials, added to the Playgroup Loan Collection, were bought with a £5,000 grant from Kirklees Sure Start Partnership.
The partnership involves people from all organisations with an interest in education and childcare for children up to the age of 14.
It helps with funding for projects and offers support to families with young children.
Sure Start's support means the Playgroup Loan Collection now has a wide range of pre-school books and other materials.
These items, such as toy tools and finger puppets, will mainly be used by children with learning difficulties.
The collection is now housed in a newly-built area at Kirklees Libraries headquarters in the Culture and Leisure Services Building on Red Doles Lane in Huddersfield.
Kirklees Libraries' children's reading development librarian, Maggie Drury, said playgroup leaders are thrilled with the new materials.
She said: "Kirklees is one of the few authorities in the county to run a playgroup loan service and we want it to be as good as possible.
"This money has allowed us to make it more exciting and interesting."