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About Us

Our toy library has been operating since 1995.  We are a non-profit community service run by volunteers.  We are funded by membership fees, grants, and through fundraising activities.

We have 2 paid employees, our librarian Bridget and Sophie who are on hand every session to check out toys and welcome new members.  
If you would like to help out with running the toy library we'd love to hear from you.

Our current committee is:

Sarah Finnie -Treasurer
Victoria Watson - Memberships
Kay Clarke - Rosters
Tara Benedict - Marketing
Bridget Thrussell  & Sophie Claridge- Saturday librarian
Tanya Braden - Secretary
Position to be filled - Grants

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We have over 700 toys in the library to borrow, take a look at our online toy catalogue to see what we have or check out our facebook page.
Pay your Subscription.


Use internet banking


If you need to pay your sub the best way is to use internet banking.


Our bank account details are:

Bank: Kiwibank

Account: 38-9015-0689577-00

Account Name: Play-A-While Toy Library Inc


Subs are $100 for duty and $180 for non-duty. Use your surname and member number (it's printed on your toy receipt) as a reference.



"Spaces now available for new members"


 There's no waiting list so you can join and start borrowing immediately.

Joining is easy - you can sign up online or drop into the library during our weekly Saturday session and have a chat to our friendly librarians.

Memberships are as follows

Full Non duty Member $180 per year  

Full duty member $100 per year

Grandparent duty Member $75 per year

Sponsered duty member inquire at the library for full details

This covers all your borrowing for a whole year - there are no additional fees.


If you want more information please email


Join the Library!


Good reasons to join a Toy Library

Access to quality toys for a minimal annual fee Age appropriate toys always available

An opportunity to meet other families in the community and network

Volunteers on hand to help you and your children

Hiring is a good environmental option, reducing landfill waste from unwanted toys

Having a Birthday


Don't forget your membership entitles you to an extra 5 toys for your child's birthday party

Pay just $1 to reserve any of our wonderful toys.
The ride-on toys, slides and roller coasters are very popular.

This roller coaster is available for hire