Local Toy Libraries – What they are & how to join

Why buy new when you can borrow time and time again? Choose a different toy each time you go.

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!


Attadale

Source: Attadale Toy Library

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!


Cockburn

Source: Cockburn Toy Library

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.


Fremantle

Source: Fremantle Toy Library

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.


Kardinya

Source: Kardinya Toy Library

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!


Melville

Source: Melville Toy Library

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.

Melville Mums
Author: Melville Mums

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