Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?

Our street address is Whitby Toy Library, Adventure Park Car Park, Discovery Drive, Whitby, Porirua.

Do you take eftpos or credit cards?

No we don’t, we only take cash or cheque.

How often do you buy toys?

When the committee decides it’s time to buy new toys. Sometimes we will have a request for a new toy from one of our members, other times the committee will decide that they want to concentrate on a certain toy category while sometimes we receive grants and at other times we wait until shops have sales.

When are you open?

We are open on a Wednesday morning 9.15am to 11.30am and on a Saturday morning 9.00am to 12 noon.

Where do you go to buy your toys?

We don’t have one particular place where we buy our toys. We buy our toys from a wide range of shops and online stores.

Do you have books, videos, DVDs and exersaucers?

We do not have books, videos and dvds but we do have exersaucers.

Are you open during the school holidays?

We are open throughout the year, the only time we close is at Christmas and during the summer holidays for 6 weeks.

How does the committee work?

The committee is made up of toy library members who meet once a month on a Wednesday evening to make decisions and discuss all matters pertaining to the Whitby Toy Library. Some committee members have specific jobs such as toy buyer, marketing, grants while other committee members don’t have specific jobs. Committee meetings are always a fun time with lots of laughs.

How can I contact someone from the Toy Library?

See the contact us page

How much does it cost to hire toys?

Up to 6 toys may be borrowed per membership for a two week period. Toy rental ranges from $1 to $3.50.

How is the Toy Library run?

The Toy Library is run by a voluntary committee made up of Toy Library members. Committee meetings are held once a month and issues discussed include fundraising, finance and of course…. toys!
Whitby Toy Library belongs to the Toy Library Federation of New Zealand, an organisation which has given the Toy Library invaluable assistance since it started back in 1993. Whitby Toy Library has one paid employee who runs the Toy Library when it’s open.