Toy libraries

What is a toy library?

A toy library gives families the opportunity to borrow high quality play equipment that help in the education of young children.

The toy library caters for pre-school children (zero to six years), but older children can also borrow items. Items can be borrowed for a maximum of two weeks at a time.

The toy library catalogue includes:

  • puzzles
  • games
  • dress ups
  • construction toys
  • musical instruments
  • craft
  • scientific toys
  • ride on
  • baby toys
  • toys that develop self-expression and coordination


Benefits of joining a toy library

  • test run new/different toys and save money and space on unwanted toys
  • encourage your child’s independent and imaginative thinking by allowing them to learn new things or challenge existing skills through exploration with different toys
  • use the variety and versatility of toy library toys to challenge and excite your child through play
  • meet other people with young children and share your experiences of play, parenting and the local community


Address & hours of operation

There are two toy libraries in Hobsons Bay.

Newport Toy Library
Early Years Centre
51 Maddox Road, Newport
9391 0294
Thursday: 9am to 1pm
Saturday: 9am to 3pm

Laverton Toy Library
15 Crown Street,
9369 9118
Thursday: 10am to 12pm
Saturday: 10am to 12pm



Membership fees are based on the number of children. You can select to pay your membership either yearly or half yearly. Membership must be renewed either six or 12 months from the date you joined.

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