A community-owned registered charity operated on a non-profit basis and managed by a committee of volunteers elected annually, the Collingwood Toy Library serves over 500 families in the City of Yarra and the surrounding areas.
Established by a small group of parents in 1992 we now have over 4800 toys, games and puzzles suitable for children from birth to aged 12 and beyond.
Our knowledgeable coordinator can help you select toys. Borrowing rather than buying new play materials on a regular basis helps:
meet the changing needs of your child at each stage of development
save money by reducing the need or temptation to buy toys
avoid the clutter associated with owning toys
reduce your carbon footprint
Our running costs - maintaining and replenishing our collection and employing a coordinator - are covered via membership fees, fundraising and grants.
By offering an informal meeting place for local parents with young children in the community, we also aim to foster local friendships and combat social isolation.
Meet our coordinator
Amy has an encyclopaedic knowledge of our collection having catalogued most of them herself. If you need help finding a particular toy, she is the one to ask!
Read more about our purpose and the rules that govern how our library is run here.
Take a peek inside our library
Busy busy at an activity table
Try before you borrow
So many fun ride ons
Oodles of games for ages 2 to 99+
Imaginative play and dress ups
Toys BIG and small
Baby toys to hone those motor skills
Play can be exhausting!
A big thanks to the Collingwood Football Club,
the Community Bank - Clifton Hill/North Fitzroy of Bendigo Bank,
the City of Yarra and Nelson Alexander for their ongoing support