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.

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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 7.00pm 8:30pm

  • Thursday 9.30am – 11.30am

  • Saturday 9.00am – 12.00pm

We are closed during the school holidays.

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