Tuesday 9:30am - 11:00am
Thursday 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Saturday 9:30am – 12:00pm
Closed on public holidays and over summer holidays Dec/Jan (check Facebook for dates).
Phone: 021-0268-3710（library open time only）
Location: 5a Akoranga Drive Northcote (behind the YMCA). To find us, turn into the YMCA car park and drive through the carpark and around to your left to go behind the YMCA building. There is another carpark there and you will see a smaller white building (North Harbour Table Tennis building), this is where the toy library is. There's usually plenty of undercover parking right outside the library door.
We are a non-profit community organization whose key objective is to provide good quality, well designed & appropriate toys for children to help them reach their full potential.
We have toys in the following categories:
1 kid: 7 toys
(1 big toy, 2 medium toys, 4 small ones)
2 and more kids: 13 toys
(2 bigs, 5 mediums, 6 smalls)
We have a 21-day borrowing period. Late returns will incur a fine of $1 per toy per week. Toys will not be issued while there are overdue toys and/or fees/fines outstanding.
New committee members are always welcome. We’ll work with you to best use your skills. Helping as committee members not only gives you the good feeling of giving back, but also offers you the chance to help with the running of the Toy Library. Talk to the librarian or other committee members if you’re interested. Or just show up at our next committee meeting and see if we’d be a good fit for you.
Besides committee, we always welcome volunteers (don’t have to be a member) to help with one-off tasks as well! We are a great place to use your skills, making new friends, getting local work experiences! Email/call or leave a message on Facebook if you’re interested!
As a non-profit organization, membership fees covers only a small percentage of our expenditures. We do rely on fundraising and local support to keep our operations up and running. This can be toy donations, monetary donations, service or product donations towards a raffle/ other event, or a sponsorship in return for marketing opportunities. If you would love to help us making a difference in our community please get in touch with us!
Choosing to join the Toy Library as a Duty Member ensures the continued smooth running of the Toy Library. A Duty Member is an important member of the Toy Library Team.
A Duty Member will be expected to complete 4 duties per year or 2 duties per half year- one each term. They fulfil their volunteering role by checking returned toys, keeping the library clean and tidy and helping the Librarian as needed on the day.
During a duty session you’ll be expected to:
Please inform the librarian if you are aware of any health and safety hazards during your duty.
If you would like to support us more you can choose additional roster duties or you can help regularly as a volunteer.
Thank you very much for your help.
The best way is to use internet banking. Our bank account details are:
|Name:||Northcote Toy Library|
Alternatively, you can pay the librarian in cash at a library session.