At our AGM on Wednesday 28th April 2021the following award winners were announced - CONGRATULATIONS!!

Large Toy Library of the Year - Gosnells Toy LIbrary

Small Toy Library of the YearWilleton Toy Library 

Paid Coordinator of the Year - Laura McKinnon (Rosebud)

Committee Volunteer of the Year - Pia Akerman-Lower (Carnegie)

Community Volunteer of the Year - Kathryn Wyatt (Nunawading)

Thriving Toy Library of the year - Mornington Toy Library, for actually growing throughout COVID!

President's Award - Claire Kingdon our seminar extraordinaire, and our WA Steering Committee for the great things they doing to develop toy libraries over in the west! 😁


Large Toy Library of the YearWyndham Little Buddies Toy Library

Special Runners Up mention to Maroondah Toy Library and Gosnells Toy Library

Small Toy Library of the YearMount Gambier Toy Library

Paid Coordinator of the YearJenny Baker (Little Buddies)

Committee Volunteer of the YearNick Hinneberg (Emerald Hill)

Community Volunteer of the YearDiane Bish (Bayside)

Special Runners Up mention to Michelle Baird (MiBase)

President's AwardRitu A. Gupta our outstanding treasurer, and Sarah McCarty our fabulous office manager! 


The highlight of the Toy Libraries Australia calendar, the Annual Training Weekend is an opportunity for members to network and share information with toy libraries from around Australia, and to hear presentations on relevant issues.  Previous presentations have included early childhood development, promoting your toy library, motivating your committee and best practice toy buying.  Major toy wholesalers also come along and give great discounts to attendees.

The Toy Libraries Australia AGM and Committee of Management election is also conducted during the Annual Training Weekend.

The 2022 Annual Training Day will be held on 30-31 May 2022 at Kensington Town Hall in Melbourne. It's a low-cost event for members, and refreshments are provided. We encourage current serving committee members and coordinators to attend, as well as any interested members of your toy library.

For more information and ticketing please see the Toy Libraries Australia Facebook group.


Toy Libraries Australia runs regular workshops for members, including state conferences in Adelaide and Perth.


The main aims of our workshops are:

  • To enable members to visit other toy libraries and see how they operate.

  • To provide an opportunity for members to meet with many committee members from other toy libraries all in one afternoon.

  • To provide a forum where questions about any aspect of operating a toy library may be asked and where any issues can be discussed by the participants.

  • To encourage members of toy library Committees of Management to operate their libraries effectively.


Upcoming state conferences and workshops will be announced on the Toy Libraries Australia Facebook group. 


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