There are some great advantages to being a toy library member!

  • Help reduce plastic rubbish ending up in our landfills
  • Try out different toys every fortnight
  • Save money on buying toys that children quickly grow out of
  • Try out toys before you buy
  • Expose children to a wide variety of toys
  • Extend your current toy collection
  • Save space on toy storage

We operate a rolling membership year, so no matter when you join you receive a full 12 months. As we are a voluntary organisation, we rely on your help & co-operation. All toy library members (except casual members) are required to assist with the operation of the toy library by undertaking around four shifts per year. These shifts are overseen by our Toy Librarian and are a pretty painless way to keep the Library functioning.

Our annual membership fee is $80 for the year but Community Services Card holders receive a discount and their annual membership fee is $60.

For our members who may be a little time-poor and unable to volunteer their time for rostered duties, but still want the benefits of toy library toys, we have a non-duty membership at $160 per year.

We also offer casual membership. It’s a great way to arrange access to a terrific selection of toys for a specific time period – an option if you are hosting family or friends with children or you’re just in the city for a short period. Casual members simply pay a $50 refundable bond and $5 per fortnight for each toy they borrow. Casual members do not perform session duties. If you’re interested in a casual membership just give us a call on 022 451 7886 to discuss how we can help you.

We welcome new members throughout the year.

How to join

We’ve recently enabled the ability for you to join the Waimairi Toy Library online, using this sign-up form.

Alternatively, you can print out and fill in this membership form and bring it into the library during a library session to join on the spot. We also have copies in the library so don’t worry if you forget to bring it with you. When signing up please bring your membership fee (cash or cheque or eftpos) and some identification and proof of your address, such your driver’s licence and power or phone bill with your name on it.

If you have any questions or want to talk to someone about becoming a member, please give us a call on 022 451 7886 or e-mail us at [email protected].

We do gift vouchers

A great idea for grandparents or other family members. The voucher can be put towards a pre-pay card or a membership subscription. Just call or come in to arrange for a voucher. (Please note – all non-casual members, including those who pay for membership by voucher must undertake session duties).