We're committed to providing quality entertaining and educational toys for Karori and the surrounding community.

Playing is vital for your children to learn, and their play needs will constantly change as they develop and grow. Our wide selection of toys includes games, puzzles, dress-ups, ride-ons, musical toys, dolls houses, slides, bikes, scooters, baby gyms, exersaucers and more.

Fundraising and grants enable us to purchase toys throughout the year to ensure the collection stays in a good condition, and new toys are being added to our collection monthly.

Toy Sale - This weekend!

We've been busy buying new toys and we're bursting at the seams so as they say, out with the old and in with the new!

Come along to the Karori Rec Centre this Saturday 21 September 2019 between 12pm and 2pm.

We'll have a bake sale going on too with lots of delicious goodies so come down and nab yourself a bargain!

Our Latest Fundraiser... Frozen 2

Just when you thought you'd finally let it go, they're back! Join us to be one of the first to see the much anticipated Frozen 2!

We're putting on a special screening fundraising for the Karori Toy Library with complimentary goodie bags for the kids. We're anticipating a sell out so don't wait too long to buy your tickets as they're strictly limited!

"Three years after the events of the first film, Elsa starts to hear a strange sound from the north calling her. Together with her sister Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven, they embark on a new journey beyond their homeland of Arendelle in order to discover the origin of Elsa's magic powers and save their kingdom."

Stimulate, play and educate

Karori Toy Library lends stimulating, educational and fun toys for kids aged 0–7, and the grown ups enjoy them too!

  • Toys suitable from birth – 7 years old
  • Large catalogue of toys
  • No borrowing fees
  • Four sessions per week, including Wednesday evening and Saturday morning
  • No waiting lists – you can join today!
  • Different membership levels are available
  • One month casual memberships are available – perfect if you have kids visiting

Why Join a Toy Library?

Toy Libraries are good for your pocket, good for the environment, and great for your kids.

  • Save money and try before you buy
  • Borrow large and expensive toys
  • Reduce your family's impact on the environment
  • Exchange toys when your child is tired of them
  • Reduce the need to store lots of unused toys
  • Assist your child's development by providing stimulating, educational and fun toys
  • Obtain fresh ideas for play

Opening hours (term time only)

  • Tuesday 12.30pm – 2.30pm
  • Wednesday 7.30pm – 9.00pm
  • Thursday 9.30am – 11.30am
  • Saturday 9.00am – 12.00pm

Opening hours – find out more