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Who can join?

 Any parent/guardian/caregiver who is living in the Auckland region is eligible to join their family. Each family may only belong to one Toy Library at any one time.

We currently have no waiting list so you can join and borrow toys immediately.

What does it cost?

There are four different types of annual subscriptions.

  • Fully rostered membership is $85 and requires 3 duties during the year
  • Partly rostered membership is $130 and requires 1 duty during the year
  • Non duty membership costs $160 per year
  • Special Needs membership is $30 and requires no duties
  • Grandparent membership is $30 per year, 20 toys per year, no duties
When you first join the toy library you will be asked to pay an additional one-off joining fee of $30 (which includes a toy bag).

Failure to carry out your duties during the year will mean you are charged the difference between fully rostered membership and non duty membership, i.e. $75.00.

Payment can be made by cash or internet banking, sorry no EFTPOS facilities are available.  Carlson Toy Library bank account number is 
Please quote surname and membership number.

How many toys can I borrow?
  • Each family may borrow a maximum of 6 toys for a two-week period.
  • Toys may be renewed for a further 2 weeks if no other family has requested to book them.
How do I join?
  • Come and visit the toy library during opening hours and talk to the librarian
  • Or you can use the contact form below to get in touch.
  • You will need to complete an application form prior to joining the toy library. 



  • Duties primarily involve checking and counting toys as they are returned.
  • Other duties may include tidying shelving, returning missing pieces to correct toys or other tasks requested by the librarian.
  • Each duty is 2 hours long and you are welcome to bring your children with you if necessary (except on Saturdays)
  • Members should sign up for duties on the timetable displayed on the librarian’s desk.

Yes I'm interested in joining!

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