Whangarei Community Toy Library
A ministry of Regent Community Trust
We have a large selection of toys, play equipment, puzzles and DVDs for children aged 0 - 10 years available for loan to Toy Library members.
Opening hoursTuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday 9am till 12 noon at Whangarei Central Baptist Church, 202 Bank St in the Regent (Opposite New World Supermarket).
BorrowingAll toys borrowed for a two-week period, limit - 4 toys plus a puzzle or DVD.
Green spot toys: these are our larger, more expensive toys. One green spot toy may be borrowed per visit at a charge of $2 for 2 weeks. New members are eligible to borrow a green spot toy after 3 issues & returns.
Our HistoryThe Toy Library was established in 1986 by the Whangarei Baptist Church, who provides a dedicated area and a support Team. The Library is a community organisation, staffed by a Librarian and a volunteer team. We depend on community funding grants, member subscriptions and local fund-raising to keep the Library open.
Fees for 2013
Regular$25 per school term or $85 per year if paid in full by 1st March, $95 per year after 1st March.
Community Card Holder$20 per school term or $70 per year if paid in full by 1st March, $75 per year after 1st March.
Grandparents/Caregivers$15 per term or $40 per year.
Casual Borrower$5 for green spot toys for 2 weeks and $2 for all toys.
New MembersFee + $5 administration fee.
VolunteersFree green spot toy per session.
The Toy Library is run on a volunteer basis and members are encouraged to help if they are able. Volunteer assistance once a term (or more if desired) is a good way to make new friends and contribute to the ease of a well run and resourced library.