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 signage +++

Thanks to ABC photodesign NZ and Barfoot Thompson Mairangi Bay we are now set up with a new outdoor sign and new coreflute signs displaying our changed details..


+++ New roof +++

Cambell from Metal Roofing Services and Toby from Craft Homes gifted us a new roof over the holidays. That's probably the biggest present ever and we are happy that our leaky roof is history. Community support is soo essential to us as charity and we are proud of them running such a professional and easy to deal with project.


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