Membership Options

Our Toy Library is open February to December each year. You pay one subscription fee for the year ending December (the amount varies depending on the month you join and whether you wish to volunteer your time at the Toy Library).

Your subscription allows you:

  • to borrow up to 6 toys per visit.
  • a standard 3 week loan period, renewable for up to 6 weeks by emailing our librarian.
  • to hire toys with no additional costs (excluding Party Hire and Summer Toy Hire).
  • to hire any toys, without restrictions on type or size of toy you can hire at once.

 

Membership Fees

New members

You are welcome to come and browse through our range before joining. Our librarian is happy to help with questions and can process your membership immediately so that you can start borrowing toys.

Pay the amount listed in the month you join (which includes a one-off joining fee of $25):

Rostered membership: pay a reduced fee when you come in to do three ‘rostered duties’ per year at the library. This involves collecting toy returns, organising shelves, and helping pack away toys at the end of the session. Rostered duties are a fantastic way to see all the toys on offer and meet other people in your community.

Community Services Card (CSC) membership: pay a reduced fee where you hold a CSC and complete three rostered duties as per rostered membership above.

For new memberships download and fill in this new member form and either bring it into the library or email it to us. You can also pick up a form at the library during our opening hours. We accept payment via cash or online banking.

Returning members

For returning memberships download and fill in this returning member form and either bring it into the library or email it to us. You can also pick up a form at the library during our opening hours. We accept payment via cash or online banking.

 

Party Hire

We have a children’s party table with 11 child-size plastic chairs – $15 for one week’s hire.

We also have a range of decorative cake tins (such as numbers, teddy bear, butterfly, train), available for hire at $5 for a 2-week period.

Party Hire is available for members only – please contact our librarian to book and pay.

 

Summer Toy Hire

While the library is closed over the summer we offer our large toys and ride-ons to members at a summer toy hire rate of between $5 and $15 per toy. This allows you to play with great toys all summer long, and is a small fundraiser for the Library to assist with operating costs and new toy purchases in the new year. Details of toys, booking and payment are released in November each year. The popular toys are often snapped up quickly so it pays to be in quick!

 

Rules and conditions of hire

  • Please count and check your toy pieces against the bag label before you check them out of the library.
  • You are responsible for returning the toys clean and dry, and for taking care of them when at your home.
  • If you are late back with your toys you will be charged an overdue fine of $2 per toy, per week.
  • If you lose a piece or break a part of a toy you will be charged $5, or if the toy is no longer useable you will be charged a replacement fee relative to the age and condition of the toy. If you find a missing piece that we have charged you for, we will gladly give you back your $5.
  • If you lose or damage one of the “zippit” or “stashit” toy storage bags you will be asked to pay their replacement cost (minimum $10).
  • Rostered and CSC members are charged a $30 fine for each duty not completed.
  • See the guidelines attached to our membership forms for more details.