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A place to borrow, toys, puzzles, dress-ups, and games, it''s exactly like a book Library but for Toys.
Reasons parents join the toy library for their families to enjoy:
The Eastside toy library is a non-profit organisation run by a voluntary committee with support from our members and their families. Each committee member adds tremendous value to the ongoing running of our library and we couldn''t operate without them! We are a group of parents working together to benefit our children.
We employ a part-time Kaitiaki (who is around when the library is open but does many other things beyond the librarian role to help our service operate).
We also have some absolutely amazing Super Hero volunteer librarian assistants (through volunteer Canterbury), running our sessions without this team opening the Library would not be sustainable.
We are always in need of new committee members. From each new committee member, we gain new ideas and a fresh look into what can be improved. We are not a council or government organisation or a private company.
Please see the home page for our opening hours.
We are closed on all Public Holidays.
Over summer: - We close for around 3 weeks over Christmas and New Years holidays. During this time we hire out our toys for longer. Each year, these dates will be advertised in the library, on our facebook, and in the library.
Payments can be made to:
Eastside Toy Library Incorporated
Please include your name, and reason for payment.
We would appreciate a screenshot of any payments made to be sent to email@example.com
Awesome, we love feedback on what our members would like to see in the library!
We try to balance this feedback with the Committee goals, and main age groups who will benefit from this when we have funds to spend!
Caring for our Toys:
Cleaning of toys:
Ride-on Vehicles and Outdoor Toys:
Lego and Blocks:
Puzzles and Games
Thank you to those of you who have opted to help run our Library. The library relies on people just like you! We would not be able to operate without your help!
Our Volunteer Memberships $30 per year - You must commit to helping out the toy library.
Helping out in a Library Session:
Committee Role - require fulfilment of roles duties and minimum of remote attendance at meetings 4-5/per year. - We really need people in these roles, many hands make light work! Please contact us if you think you can help our team! Even if we don''t have vacancies on our Team page please get in touch!
I’d like to be more involved with the toy library and consider going on the committee. What do I do?
NB: fees apply to both types of these memberships if you do not complete your duties.
We need to fundraise to supplement our finances. We really appreciate any time you can contribute to any of our fundraisers and doing simple things like sharing our fundraisers on facebook etc really helps our library out! If you have any ideas we would love to hear them!
We do things like sell raffle tickets, and would like it if you could try to see a few on our behalf! Or run fundraisers for seedlings etc. We also have an account at precious labels and get a small amount back from any purchase you make there which is great for labeling items for preschool or school!
We are aiming to have a yearly kids jumble sale and would love it if everyone could donate a bag of used kids books, toys, clothes for us to sell to help raise money for our toy library!
You can update this on your membership profile!
or Email us firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know the details.