The Toy Library caters for all children from 8 months to 8 years of age. In addition, there are some recreational board type games that are suitable for older children. We have been expanding our educational section for parents and teachers who would like to give their children extra support in Literacy and Numeracy.
Armidale Toy Library Inc has an extensive range of toys and educational resources including role play toys, musical instruments, cd’s, a few DVD’s, baby toys, construction sets, dolls houses, train sets, cooking sets, work benches for the handy child, bat and balls, push – pull toys, mobiles, cars and trucks, prams, toddler swings, sorting and sequencing games, puzzles, games, books and our larger toys, to assist physical skills include bikes, scooters, climbing frames, slides, tricycles, ride-ons, see-saws, trampolines and rockers etc.
We also have a parent Library which includes a variety of books on parenting and child development.
We are open:
Monday: 9.30 – 3.30
Tuesday: 9.30 – 4.30
Wednesday: 9.30 – 3.30
Thursday: 9.30 – 3.30
Friday: 9.30 – 12.30
Saturday: 9.30 – 12.00
We close over Christmas for 2 weeks and we do not open on Public Holiday weekends.
Social Get Togethers
We meet at the Toy Library every second Wednesday of the month at 7.00pm, for a meeting, which is really a friendly chat over a coffee. Every one is welcome to join us.
We have a very active membership of nearly 250 members, which include families and family day carers, playgroups, preschools and schools.
Casual borrowing is also popular, particularly with the grandparents.
The loan period is for two weeks if living in town, three weeks if living in remote areas. Families are able to borrow a variety of toys, games, books puzzles or cassettes, Cd’s or videos per child.
Who Can Borrow?
Membership is open to all and includes families, family day care providers, playgroups, pre-schools, mainstream and early intervention classes in schools, teachers, and UNE Education students.
Fees start from $35.00 for 6 months for families, $50.00 for groups.
- Indoor/Rainy Day
- Special Needs
- The Arts
Cost Per Child