Frequently Asked Questions

Please find the answers to our Frequently Asked Questions below:

We have a wide selection of toys suitable for young babies up to about 5 or 6 years of age.  We have many infant toys, puzzles, dress-ups, role playing toys (such as kitchens and construction sets), musical instruments, Lego and Duplo, outdoor toys (such as pop-up tents and sports sets), games and ride-on toys (scooters, cars, and balance bikes). The cost of many individual toys would be greater than the annual subscription, making membership great value!

Three weeks. If you bring toys back late, you will be charged overdue fines of $1 per week per toy. However if you can''t make it to the toy library on the due date, you can email us at and we will renew the toys, meaning no overdue fines will be charged. *Committee members are not charged for overdue toys.

Members need to commit to three duties per year. Committee members do not have to do duties.

Yes, members can select their own duty dates – the roster is available at the toy library. However if there are gaps in the roster and you haven’t already chosen a date, you may be assigned a date. You can arrange a swap with another member if your duty date doesn’t suit.

The Committee of the Wadestown Toy Library are a group of volunteers who coordinate the management and funding of the toy library. Committee roles include fundraising, grants applications, toy purchasing and packaging. Committee meetings are held approximately once a month. Committee members are not charged for overdue fees and do not have to complete duties. Additionally they get first choice in selecting toys for holiday loans and at toy sales. 

Unlike some toy libraries which charge for every toy taken out, we do not have any other charges on top of the annual subscription.


The exceptions to this are for:

  • Toys returned late, without notification - are fined at $1 per week per toy.
  • Lost toys - are fined at the full replacement cost. This money may be refunded if the toy is found within a reasonable timeframe.
  • Lost toy parts - are fined at a rate of $5 per piece or $3 per bag. If the parts are returned, the fines are refunded.
  • In the case where so many toy parts have been lost that the toy becomes unusable, the full replacement cost is charged.
  • Damaged toys – are fined at the rate of $5 per piece, however we do appreciate it if you can find an equivalent replacement part for the toy. Feel free to discuss this with the toy librarian.
  • Duty non-attendance - non-attendance for a rostered duty will incur a $25 charge. We are happy to forgo this charge if you can arrange a substitute helper. 
  • Hire of the Bouncy Castle is charged at $25 a day for members and $50 a day for non-members

We suggest you check the toys you borrow before children play with them.  If there is a missing or broken piece, let a librarian know as soon as possible so that you won’t be charged for the piece when you return the toy. 


Always supervise the use of puzzles or toys with small pieces, especially if you have babies or pets in your house. Outdoor toys with metal parts or electrical components should be stored inside while you have them to help ensure that they remain rust-free & safe for all users. 

All toys should be clean & dry when returned.