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Community Toy Library

Looking for new ways to keep your children entertained and tired of the cost of replacing toys? We have the answer!

Join the Kath Dickson Family Centre’s Community Toy Library in Crows Nest and you’ll have access to over 1,000 toys for 0-5 year olds. There are cars, trains, blocks, games, wooden puzzles, floor puzzles, bags of ‘bugs’, bags of balls, construction toys, sand pit toys, and so much more.

Membership is just $25 for 3 months or $80 for 12 months, which entitles you to borrow up to 10 items for four weeks at a time.

Kath Dickson Community Toy Library
Location: Crows Nest State School, Littleton Street, Crows Nest
Opening hours: Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:30am – 4:30pm (school term time only)

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Frequently asked questions

What are the benefits of joining?

Apart from the obvious cost benefits of borrowing rather than buying toys, by joining the Toy Library you will have access to a huge range of age-appropriate toys, puzzles and games that you can change as your child’s interests change; less waste going into landfill from toy packaging and disposal; and less clutter at home. 

How much does it cost? How do I pay?

Our annual membership fee is $80 which allows families to come to the library and borrow up to 10 toys for 4 weeks at a time.

Payment can be made at the Toy Library, or via direct deposit to:

Kath Dickson Family Centre
BSB 064 433
Acc No 11170675

Please reference your payment with your surname followed by TL (for Toy Library), e.g. “Smith TL”

What are your opening hours?

The Toy Library is currently open Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:30am-4:30pm during school terms only. Very ocasionally we might need to change these hours due to staffing needs, and this will  be advised on our Facebook page.

Can I bring my children and stay a while?

Absolutely! Our Toy Library is a great place for children and their families to socialise and interact with others. Feel free to bring a picnic and enjoy a play in our large fenced backyard, especially if you are travelling from further afield. You are also welcome to time your visit with our free playgroup on Friday mornings, 9.30am-11.30am.

Can I make a donation?

You sure can! As a community-based registered charity, any monetary donation over $2 is tax deductable. We will also gladly accept donations of new or lightly used toys, games and puzzles. However, we are unable to take donations of toys that have batteries or that are soft (like teddy bears). 

Can I volunteer to help?

Yes! There are lots of ways you can help, including customer service, cleaning and checking toys, gardening, marketing, and fundraising. If you would like to volunteer to help at the toy library (and receive free membership) please complete a volunteer application form.

Contact us

Kath Dickson Family Centre Head Office
5 Jennings Street, Toowoomba Qld 4350

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