Toy libraries are not-for-profit organisations, run by volunteers, that help you keep up with the ever changing set of interests and skills of your children, without having to spend at the shops every 6 months for new toys! They’re a great resource for ideas to keep the little ones entertained for at-home birthday parties as well. Here’s a list of local toy libraries you can join!
Where: 1 Carroll Dr, Bicton
Website: Attadale Toy Library
Hours: Saturday 9.00 – 10.30am
The Attadale Toy Library provides local families with access to high quality and engaging toys specifically catering for children 0 – 6. With over 600 toys available for borrowing, you are sure to have something that your child will find challenging, engaging and most importantly – fun!
Where: 219 Winterfold Road, Coolbellup
Website: Cockburn Toy Library
Hours: Tuesday 9.00 – 11.00am, Thursday 2.30 – 4.30pm, Saturday 9.00 – 11.00am
Cockburn Toy Library has a huge selection of toys, dress-ups, games and puzzles available for members and their families to enjoy. They cater for children aged 0-6 and have everything from small puzzles and activities through to costumes and outdoor play equipment.
Where: Fremantle PCYC, 34 Paget St, Hilton
Website: Fremantle Toy Library
Hours: Monday 9.00am – 2.00pm, Tuesday 9.00am – 4.30pm, Thursday 9.00am – 4.30pm, 9.00am – 2.00pm (closed each day for lunch 12.00-12.30pm)
Choose from over 1900 toys, games, costumes, puzzles and ride-ons to borrow at Freo Toy Library. Membership is available to all WA residents, including families, playgroups, parent groups and centres.
Where: 136 Le Souef Drive, Kardinya
Website: Kardinya Toy Library
Hours: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month and every Saturday, 9.30 – 11.00am
Kulungah-Myah Toy Library is located at Kulungah-Myah Family Centre. Take home 6 new toys every fortnight!
Where: Blue Gum Community Centre, 33-35 Moolyeen Way, Brentwood
Website: Melville Toy Library
Hours: Saturday 9.30 – 11.00am and first Tuesday of the month 3.30 – 4.30pm
A world of playful learning right on your door step! Melville City Toy Library offers a wide variety of toys for loan, offering an alternative to purchasing toys.
Toy libraries are a fantastic initiative, but they do rely on support from the community, so please support your local toy library where you can. Membership details can be found on their websites.