The North Shore Community Toy Library is a non-profit on Auckland's North Shore run by highly motivated and skilled volunteers that want to make a difference by growing our children into resilient citizen. We have been existing for 34 years providing generations of children with high quality education toys and being a community meeting point.

We stock over 1,300 high quality educational toys, games, puzzles, CDs and DVDs for young children which can be borrowed for a small annual or 6 monthly fee.

We offer:

  • Access to hundreds of educational toys
  • Less financial outlay than purchasing toys
  • Borrow toys that match your child's age, stage of development and interests
  • Borrow toys that facilitate a particular skill development in children
  • Avoid storage issues of multiple bulky toys
  • Help the environment by borrowing rather than purchasing
  • Having the opportunity to try toys before you buy them
  • Able to exchange toys as children lose interest in them
  • Access to toys of a high quality
  • An opportunity to meet other families in the community and network
  • Open on weekends and school holidays (expect Easter and Christmas)
  • Volunteers on hand to help you and your children

You are warmly welcome to visit us during our opening hours, have a browse through our selection and ask your questions.


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+++Christmas Vouchers available now+++


Give a whole library of toys for Christmas!
A membership gives you access to over 1,300 quality toys for 6 or 12 months and it is great for the environment.
We offer Christmas vouchers now (the membership can be started anytime before 30 June 2019) and we can post it too!

It's the perfect present for your little one or a dear friend/ family member that has a little child.


+++Christmas Closure and Christmas Rentals+++


The Toy Library will be closed from 17.12.2018 t0 17.01.2019. Please return all your toys before we close. We also do offer a Christmas rental if you wish to hire toys during the holidays. get in touch with us for more details.


+++A big shout out to all our sponsors+++