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RICHMOND TOY LIBRARY

Explore, Pretend, Enjoy

Enabling affordable, diverse play and learning for young children.

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ABOUT US

About Us

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At Richmond Toy Library, we believe in the positive impact that belonging to a community has on families. Our purpose is to work alongside and support children, families and communities to develop, grow and thrive together through play. It can be challenging, but it’s always exciting! 

We’re dedicated to:

  • Providing children with opportunities to learn and develop through play

  • Encouraging children, parents and other adults to appreciate the benefits of play

  • Delivering services that are people-oriented

  • Promoting creativity and raising aspirations

  • Bringing people together as a community for learning and support

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Membership

Come and visit us at the Toy Library during opening hours to become a member. Alternatively, you can sign up online anytime.

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3 TOYS

3-MONTHS TRIAL

$40

3 month trial

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3 toys each time​

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3 weeks loan

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Toys can be renewed once online

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6 TOYS

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP

per year

or $9.16 per month

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6 toys each time​

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3 weeks loan

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Toys can be renewed once online

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$110

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9 TOYS

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP

$140

per year

or $11.67 per month

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9 toys each time​

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3 weeks loan

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Toys can be renewed once online

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Party packs

Party Packs

All party packs are a 1-week hire, taking the stress out of setting up your party. They’re also available to 

Non-Members (at an additional cost and hire fee).
So if you’re a member and have friends who are interested in hiring a party pack, let them know they can!

 
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Table And Children Chairs

Member: $5 per table, $5 per 6 chairs 
Non-member: add $10 extra

Enquiry Now

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Zero Waste Catering Pack

Members: $5 
Non members: $10

Enquiry Now

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Construction Party Pack

Members: $10 
Non members: $20

Enquiry Now

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Traffic Party Pack

Members: $10 
Non members: $20

 

Enquiry Now

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Member: $5 per table, $5 per 6 chairs 
Non-member: add $10 extra

  • We have 4 sets of tables and chairs available

  • Table height is adjustable from 554mm to 735mm

  • Chairs have maximum weight capacity of 50kg

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Because it’s an exciting option for play! Your kids get to experience the pure joy of discovering new toys each week that they can explore, pretend and play with. And we know how quickly they grow, so it’s wonderful to be able to stimulate them with age-appropriate toys they may only enjoy for a short time.

Borrowing from the Toy Library:

  • Is Easy On Your Family Budget – Reducing your spending on toys

  • Keeps Your House Tidier – Decreasing the number of toys stored at home

  • Minimises Your Waste – Reducing your disposal of goods

  • Promotes Sharing Toys – Teaching your kids mindful habits

Children also learn a lot through play – from problem solving to physical skills. By joining the Toy Library, your children can play with a wide variety of toys, giving them more opportunities to expand their learning experiences. And because you’re borrowing them, you don’t have to pay high prices for new toys or waste space storing toys they grow out of.

Why Join The Toy Library?

Our Staff

We are always looking for more people to join our committee.

To find out more, contact us by email or talk to our Toy Library Coordinator.

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Dhwani

- Toy Library Coordinator -

Being a mum to a four year old has opened up various career avenues, being a toy library coordinator was the sanest one, among others such as Archeologist specialising in under the bed and in the closet digging or Negotiator for anywhere anytime tantrums and meltdowns. I have started working with the Richmond Toy Library since February 2020, however, many of you must have seen me around for some time now, as I have been volunteering at the toy library since June 2019. I hope to make your experience with the toy library seamless and enjoyable.

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Anu

- Toy Library Coordinator -

Hey there,

 

I’m Anu Vairavan, a finance and business enthusiast by profession and an extroverted and impulsive person by nature. Right from letting the inner child in me scream every time I visit a toy store or choosing to play board games with my cousins over going to a fancy café, I identified myself to be my happiest self when I see kids and toys. Richmond toy library is an existing entity of my escape place/ Saturday getaway which makes me laugh and feel warm everytime a kid negotiates with the parent for toys. I’m fairly new to the city and the library, but have already fallen in love with both :’)

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Denise

- Toy Library Coordinator -

Hi, is Denise here! Or you can call me Oil Lamp.

I first joined Richmond Toy Library as a member about 10 years ago. My children have enjoyed and benefited greatly from playing with the toys we have at RTL. 

I officially join the co-ordinator team in May 2021 and I trust that many of you have seen me during one of your visits.

I get overwhelmed with the choices we have these days when it comes to toy. Kids (and us parents) are so lucky to be blessed with such wide variety of options. I acknowledge the many benefits "play" bring to a child's development and growth.

I hope you enjoy our services and I am grateful to play a small part in your children's childhood.

I am currently completing my Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) with the University of Melbourne. I hope to host some small play sessions for RTL later in the year. Until then... Keep Playing! Explore. Create. Play.

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Yuri

- Toy Library Coordinator -

Hello, my name is Yuri, your new coordinator at Richmond Toy Library. I am a mother of a 1-year-old boy who likes playing with toys. I was getting toys almost every week and when toys started taking over my house, I found the Richmond Toy Library. At first, I came here for my son, but now I love it here more. So I am very happy to join the team.

I moved to Australia from Japan and taught Japanese at a language school in Melbourne for 3 years. Learning is great stimulation for children, and toys help with learning and growing. I would like to assist you with selecting toys that you need. Looking forward to talking to you!

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Urvashi

- Toy Library Coordinator -

I am Urvashi, I would describe myself as an honest person who doesn’t believe in misleading other people and try to be fair in everything I do. I am hard working and passionate about my work.

My most valuable trait is that I am a people person who enjoys meeting new individuals and learn about them. I am a team player. It’s always helpful when you have someone in the team whom you can rely on to make customer feel comfortable and emotionally resourceful. I pride myself on having such traits.

Apart from being a hardworking professional I am also a home maker, a loving mother and an awesome wife.

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