Frequently Asked Questions


Access to quality toys for a minimal annual fee and a fortnightly hire charge

Gives children aged 0-6yrs the chance to borrow well designed toys on a regular basis

An opportunity to meet other mothers and their children with similar interests

Volunteers on hand to help you choose toys for your child

Hiring is a good opportunity to try before you buy no need for unwanted toys

All families living in the Temuka area and surrounding districts can join including grandparents, caregivers and groups. We have a range of fees to suit most families in this busy society that we live in. Our fees are pro-rata reducing every 3 months starting on the 1st July and ending 30thJune each year.

The Temuka Plunket Toy Library is group of NZPT and is run by a committee of volunteers and paid librarian whose job is to organise fundraising, produce newsletters for members, purchasing new toys and the general running of the library.

We are situated behind the Temuka Public Library beside the Plunket rooms at 72/74 King Street Temuka. Email, Cell Phone 0273782907 or come in and talk to our librarian during opening hours Wednesdays & Saturdays 10am – 11-30am.

A replacement charge of $5.00 per piece, container or instructions for lost pieces. This will be credited on return of the missing pieces(s) provided it/they are returned within 6 weeks.

Broken Parts: A replacement charge of $5.00 will be charged per broken part. (Non-refundable).

The Toy Library Committee will consider extensive damage. This may result in you being asked to contribute to the cost or repair or replacement.

You can hire up to 6 toys each fortnight. You can also rehire the toy twice before returning.

Yes! Your children are welcome to stay and play while you do your duty

Helping the librarian check in toys

Put the toy library sign out

Help put the toys and racks outside

Make sure the toys being returned are clean if not ask the member to clean them or they will be fined

Check toys that are being returned and noting down any changes (missing pieces damaged parts) and tell the librarian

Place toys on appropriate shelves after being checked off

During session clean shelves and lux, the floor if needed

Help with stock take if librarian is doing stock sheets this is done when the library is not busy

Help librarian bring in toys and the sign in at the end of session

Don’t forget to get your free toy hire for being a helper for the session