All media enquiries or requests for interviews should be directed to Toy Libraries Australia President, Debbie Williams at

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What is a Toy Library?

This video provides a great overview of the benefits of toy libraries and how they work in Australia.

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Toy libraries response to COVID-19

March 17, 2020

Toy libraries recognise the need to play our part in slowing down the spread of the coronavirus and protecting our community’s health. In response to the pandemic, many toy libraries are temporarily closing and others will be operating under different models that support social distancing.

As each of our toy libraries is run by your local community, the situation will vary from site to site. Please check your local toy library's Facebook  page or email them prior to attending the toy library.

If your toy library is open and you’re experiencing any cold/flu-type symptoms please DO NOT attend the toy library.

Also, if you have travelled overseas or have been in close contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus, please allow 14 days before visiting the toy library.

Email your local toy library to arrange an extension on toys if you are self-isolating. If the toy library is closed, members will not incur any late fees.

Lending clean toys is always a priority for toy libraries and toy libraries are further improving their processes to protect their members.

Government urged to let Toy Libraries reopen

May 28, 2020

The Victorian State Government didn't include toy libraries in their list of what can reopen post COVID, and we want to know why!

ABC Radio talks World Play Day with Sammy J

May 27, 2020

Sammy J from ABC radio talks toy libraries on World Play Day and chats with Monica Dullard on the importance of having them in our community 

A Current Affair - the share economy

November 12, 2019

A Current Affair explores the share economy - and how you can save money and the environment by joining a toy library.

War on Waste - How toy libraries keep unwanted childhood treasures out of landfill

May 30, 2017

Toy Libraries on Babytalk podcast

May 27, 2017

To celebrate World Play Day on 28 May, Penny Johnston from the ABC Babytalk podcast talks to Pia Akerman from the Caulfield Toy Library and Amanda Hotchin from Toy Libraries Australia and discover just how toy libraries work, what you might find there and why you should rush to join one immediately

Toy Libraries on ABC 774

October 03, 2016

Amanda Hotchin, Toy Libraries Australia's Vice President, talking to Red Symons about Buy Nothing New month

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