We are a well-established, community-based toy library situated at the Three Lamps end of Ponsonby which started in 1992. Operating just like a book library, with membership you can borrow up to ten toys from our range of over 1,700 items for three weeks at a time. Our ever evolving range of known and loved brands of toys can be enjoyed by babies aged from six months to children up to eight years. Please feel free to bring your family in and chat with our librarian Cara and have a look around at what we have to offer during our hours of operation.

Community Driven

A not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation started and run by the community for the community.

Environmentally Friendly

Highly effective in terms of reducing plastic waste and helping with your families green footprint. Lets share!

Fun and Educational

Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength.

What Members Say

Children and parents alike enjoy visiting our extensive rooms of toys - the excitement generated by the anticipation to play with new toys is hard to suppress!
Joe,  4

Joe, 4

Excited to play

"I asked our little fella Joe, who's 4, what he liked about the Toy Library. He said, "I like all the toys." I asked him why he liked the toys and he said, "It's the best toy library I've ever seen."

Maria Todd

Maria Todd

Grandmother, Preschool Teacher & Educator

“I gifted my granddaughter membership and now each time I visit she excitedly shows me all the new toys she has to play with. She used a walker to help get her on her feet, can identify colours with different puzzles, is learning about sorting and shapes, even engineering and creative play with blocks. Any toddler’s constant strides in development means interest and new challenges are continuously required, and I certainly think the toy library has helped to meet those needs for her.”

Natalie

Natalie

Mother

"My son literally jumps up and down with joy when I tell him that we're going to the toy library. It's fantastic, as it's like taking him to a toy shop and him being able to take home anything he likes, but without the hefty price tag."

Welcoming Auckland Families!

The best way to get a sense of what your community toy library is all about is popping in for a visit and tour any time during our hours of operation.

Find us at

3 Dedwood Terrace

St Marys Bay, Auckland

Next To Plunket Rooms

Come and visit

During our hours of operation

Tuesday & Friday: 9.30 - 11.45am

Saturday: 9am - 12 noon

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