The Waimairi Toy Library operates as an incorporated society, dedicated to serving our community as a not-for-profit organization. While our members generously contribute their time and efforts during our Thursday and Saturday sessions, the core functioning of our library relies on the invaluable contributions of dedicated volunteers. These committed individuals devote their time to manage and oversee various aspects of our library’s operation.

The responsibilities of our volunteers encompass a wide range of tasks, including toy procurement and packaging, addressing missing or damaged toy components, maintaining our computer software and databases, seeking out grants and sponsorships, and crafting our duty schedules. Alongside our volunteers, we are fortunate to have a paid Toy Librarian who takes on the primary responsibility for overseeing the day-to-day operations of our library sessions.

In addition to their roles as committee members, our dedicated volunteers are also active library users, just like any other regular member. They engage in the library’s services and resources and can often be found supervising one of our Thursday or Saturday sessions when it is their turn for duty. We encourage all our members to familiarize themselves with the names and stories of these committed individuals to gain a deeper understanding of what it entails to be an integral part of our community toy library.

Laura Cheptitski – Chairperson 

Paula Ewing – Treasurer

Scarlett Howie – Toy Librarian

Gretchen Bruner – Grants

Rachel Morgan & Theresa Koorey  – Packaging & Missing Pieces

Jacque Skinner – Secretary

Amelia Hanson – Social Media

The committee meets on the second Wednesday of each month. Even if you are not on the committee you are welcome to attend and learn more about how the library runs. Our annual general meeting (AGM) is held in March each year and this is when committee members are elected and confirm their individual responsibilities within the committee.

Join Our Committee and Shape the Future of Fun!

Are you passionate about play and community building? Want to make a real difference in the lives of local families? Join the Waimairi Toy Library Committee!

As a committee member, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Influence Our Toy Collection: Help choose the coolest, most educational toys for our library. Your input matters!
  • Connect with Amazing People: Be part of a dynamic team of toy enthusiasts and community advocates who share your passion.
  • Create Memorable Experiences: Help plan exciting events and activities that bring joy to kids and families.
  • Shape Our Future: Contribute your skills and ideas to ensure the Waimairi Toy Library continues to thrive.

If you’re ready to make a meaningful impact and have fun doing it, we’d love to have you on board! Let’s build a brighter future together, one toy at a time!

If you can support the committee in any way, have any questions or suggestions about the toy library, you’re welcome to come and talk with one of our committee members or with our Toy Librarian during a session, send an e-mail to [email protected], or give us a call on 022 451 7886. Also, contact us though Facebook.