The North Shore Community Toy Library is a charity 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 1,400 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 Wednesday Session +++

Starting from 3rd of July we will be adding another Toy Library Session on Wendeday evenings from 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm.

+++ Pub Charity Grant +++

We are fortunate to have received $995.61 from the Pub Charity. These funds will be spend on new musical toys which should be on the shelves by end of May! We can't wait!

+++ Lottery Community Grant +++

We are double lucky and also received $882.61 from the Lottery Community Grant toward toys and software.

+++ How you can help +++

We are welcoming volunteers of any age or capabilty. Tasks around the Toy Library are easy and we wish to include anyone who is willing to make an impact in our community and enjoys being around young kids. With more volunteers we can offer more services to our local families.

We are excepting toy donation (un-broken and quality toys only) and are currently looking into putting up a storage shed (so we are in need of one).

Get in touch if you think you can help!

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