Ngaio Toy Library

Over a thousand toys available to your pre-schoolers - all for the cost of one toy!


Committee and Duty memberships are the driving force of our Toy Library. We are a community organisation, and as such, cannot function without the assistance of the members of our community.

'The toy library is not for profit. Our membership fees cover the cost of the librarian's wages, rent and other operating costs such as insurance.  New toys are purchased using grants kindly provided to us by other charitable entities. 

To join Ngaio Toy Library come down to the library on a Saturday morning between 9.30am and 11.30am, complete our membership form, pay the fees, and start borrowing toys straight away!  Toys can only be taken out once the membership fee is paid.

Our membership options are as follows:

Non-Duty membership $160 per year 
We have a set number of memberships available each year for non-duty members that aren't able to contribute to helping out the Toy Library.

Duty membership - $80 per year
Pay just $80, help the librarian on a Tuesday or Saturday session, 3-4 times a year, and join the rest of the Toy Library community to help out at our stock take.

Committee Membership - $80 per year
An alternative to Duty Membership, Committee Membership is far from onerous. Our committee meets 8 or 9 times a year, for about 2 hours at a time, and members also contribute to the stock take. 

This is a great opportunity to use your personal skills - we always need people with experience in accounting, marketing, communications, administration and fundraising.

We also have concessions available at $35 for ten toys. The committee reserve the right to decline applications for these memberships at any time when they are over subscribed.

Our bank account details: Ngaio Toy Library Inc 02-0524-0058182-01

There are no further fees to issue toys, however if:
  • you miss your rostered duty (without adequate notice) we will ask you to pay $25
  • return borrowed toys late we will ask you to pay $1 per toy per week
  • you return the toys with missing or lost pieces (inc storage bag) we will ask you to pay $5 per missing piece. $3 is refunded if returned within the year.
  • a toy is lost or considerably damaged  you may be asked to pay for a full or part replacement, as assessed by the Committee.   

We will remind you of your roster duty date(s) via email. If you are unable to make the date scheduled, please organise a swap with someone else.