Otaki Toy Library


OPEN most Saturdays in 2020: We are located at Memorial Hall, on Main Street, Ōtaki

For recent updates, please friend us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/OtakiToyLibrary

You can JOIN NOW - by going to our website and filling in your details: https://otaki.mibase.com.au/public/join/index.php

5 Good reasons to join a Toy Library

 1: Access to quality toys for a minimal annual fee or weekly hire charge
 2: Age appropriate toys always available
 3: An opportunity to meet other families in the community and network
 4: Volunteers on hand to help you and your children
 5: Hiring is a good environmental option, reducing landfill waste from unwanted toys

We aim to provide a good range of high quality toys which will help your children develop their imagination, encourange sharing and also teach them the skills they need to improve their reading and maths once they are at school.

Our mission is “he tamaiti tākaro, he tamaiti ako - a playing child, is a learning child”.  smile

Our vibe:

Be cool and respect each other. This is a volunteer organisation that has been volunteer run in Ōtaki, for the Ōtaki rohe for over 25 years.


We completely rely on volunteers, so if you volunteer at least one Saturday per term, Membership fees are:

Gold Card / Community Services Card Holders: $12.50

Otherwise: $25

Please sign up for your first duty roster when you sign up as a Member - Also, when you volunteer you can hire a toy for free as thanks!


We really appreciate and rely on volunteers, so if you cannot volunteer, Membership fees are a bit higher than the volunteer fee. There are many ways to volunteer, the easiest being to take on a Saturday duty, but if you cannot volunteer any time, then the fees for non-volunteers are listed below.

Gold Card / Community Services Card Holders: $40.00

Otherwise: $80.00


We have special party packs that members can hire for 1 WEEK ONLY - this is kid table and chairs, bubble machine with 1 Litre of bubbles, and 2 big toys for $25. If you do not bring the party pack back the next week, you will be charged again as people are keen to hire this out. If you would like extra litres of bubble mix, it is $6 for every extra litre.

We also have a small bouncy castle for hire for 1 WEEK ONLY. This is $20 to hire and requires a $30 bond that will be returned when the bouncy castle is returned clean the following week. 

If you would like to be on the Committee, after your first year of Membership in the Toy Library Committee, your next year's membership fees are waived and toy hireage charges are also waived as long as you are an active Committee Member.

All toys need to be returned clean. If not, we will charge you $5 for us to have to clean the toy.

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Opening hours: 

Saturdays 10:30am - 12:00pm

(volunteers please arrive by 10:15 am for set-up)

We are open every Saturday except some long weekends.

Check the Facebook site to see if we're open or pass by Memorial Hall and you will see our lovely sign out that says "We're Open"



Otaki Toy Library's Terms And Conditions of membership.