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

Busy busy at an activity table

Try before you borrow

Try before you borrow

So many fun ride ons

So many fun ride ons

Oodles of games for ages 2 to 99+

Oodles of games for ages 2 to 99+

Imaginative play and dress ups

Imaginative play and dress ups

Toys BIG and small

Toys BIG and small

Baby toys to hone those motor skills

Baby toys to hone those motor skills

Play can be exhausting!

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

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