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.


+++ Latest News +++

+++New location needed - URGENT+++

We love our current location in Mairangi Bay, however, we will have to vacate the building in early 2019. Unfortunately, we do not have an alternative sorted and need your help. Do you know about a vacant building or section, an empty warehouse or another community group looking to team up then contact us..


+++Wedding Raffle+++

In cooperation with the wonderful Valeria Antipenko we are running a Wedding themed raffle. 1st prize is 50% off a celebrant service and 2nd prize is one free Wedding Dance lesson.
Raffle tickets cost $5 and everyone from the public can buy those. Draw will be on 09.09.2018.


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