The North Shore Community Toy Library on Auckland's North Shore is run by highly motivated and skilled volunteers that want to make a difference by growing our children into resilient citizen (our volunteers spend combined 40 hours per week). We are the biigest Toy Library on the Shore and we have been existing for 25 years (former North Shore Plunket Toy Library) 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 fee.
Our main focus is to offer educational quality toys to young children, however, over the past years our role has become more comprehensive and we are now strongly focusing on inclusion into the community. We are offering inclusion for children from low income families giving them the same educational opportunities. We furthermore connecting and integrating students, elderlies and particularly immigrants into our society allowing for a more resilient community.
Just pop down to the library during one of our sessions to have a browse of the toys, pay whichever membership fee you've chosen to our librarian (we accept cash and bank transfer, please bring an ID), fill out some forms and you're away!
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.
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