Waimate Toy Library

Welcome to the Waimate Toy Library

Waimate Toy Library is local, non-profit, community service for the Waimate area, we operate like a public library.  Run by a small Committee that meet approximately 4 times per year.  The Toy Library was established to provide a wide range of good quality toys/educational equipment for children of any age (some recommended for ages 10+), to borrow at a minimal cost.  This allows you to match toys with your child's development.  We hope you and your family enjoy the experience.  New members are always welcome.

Reasons to join our library

  • Access to toys that you normally wouldn’t buy 

  • No more problems with storage of toys 

  • Being able to try a toy before you buy

  • Access to a large range of toys 

  • Educational opportunities for your child(ren)

  • Ability to change toys regularly

  • Perfect for visiting grandchild(ren)


Our latest newsletter can be found here:  Click here!


Can You Help Us? 



All members are welcome to attend committee meetings. We would appreciate your ideas. To find out when the next committee meeting is taking place, please contact the Toy Library Librarian or any member of the committee.


The Toy Library uses the membership fees / fines, grants and fundraising to cover its operating costs. Grant providers view organisations more favourably if they demonstrate active fundraising.

You may be asked to contribute to raffles, sell raffle tickets, and join in fundraising events such as toy sales, movie nights.  We are always interested in new fundraising initiatives. 


Your comments are always welcome either in person or in writing. ALL comments will be discussed at committee meetings.  Your feedback is important to us. 

Toy Donations

Do you have toys that your children have grown out of? Why not consider donating/offering them to our Toy Library or for our annual toy sale? 

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Tuesday> 10:15 am - 11:45 am
Thursday> 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm


31 Paul Street, Waimate, 7924, New Zealand.


Bouncy Castle Hire - 021 173 6262
Letitia Lamb - 021 042 6103


Waimate Toy Library
C/- 6 Eaton Street
Waimate  7924


Waimate Toy Library's Terms And Conditions of membership.