You will be able to borrow from both libraries from NOW!
We’re really excited that members of both South Melbourne & Middle Park and Toy Libraries will be able to access toys at both locations.
Up until now we have been running the toy libraries as two independent branches so members can only borrow toys from the branch that they had signed up to.
Opening up both libraries means you will have access to over 2,000 toys and more toy library sessions to choose from – all for the price of a standard membership.
One thing we need your help with though - you must return borrowed toys to the library you borrowed them from. We cannot assist you with transfers.
Library Locations and Hours
Middle Park – Middle Park Communitty Centre 254-256 Richardson St, Middle Park
Wednesday 10am -12:30pm
Saturday 12:30pm – 2:30pm
South Melbourne – Koolin-Ngal Family Centre, 400 Clarendon St, South Melbourne
Tuesday 10am -12:30pm
Saturday 9:30am -11:30am
Changes to borrowing limits
We’ve listened to your feedback and will be making a change to borrowing limits. You will now be able to borrow up to 6 items. They can be toys, puzzles and games - a mix, or all of one type.
We used to specify the number of toys and number of puzzles but understand some children have different interests so we’ve taken this away. You can borrow items for up to 3 weeks.
Can you help?
We’re always on the lookout for more volunteers to assist us either in the library or on the committee so reach out if you’re interested.
It can be just a couple of hours here or there, or focusing on a dedicated project, or just one specific task like Instagram reels.
If you are keen for a discount off your next membership - you only need to volunteer for 1.5hours to qualify for a $30 discount.
To join us complete 3 simple steps:
1) Complete the Middle Park Online Membership Form
2) Make payment
3) Check your email to confirm your membership has been processed.
For more information about membership go to: Bond and New Member Information
We can't wait to meet you!
About the toy library
Emerald Hill Toy Library operates Middle Park & South Melbourne Toy Libraries and is a not-for-profit, volunteer run, community based organisation.
We aim to promote fun, creativity and play to support and nurture children’s development from 6 months to 6 years.
Join today to access our toy catalogue and start borrowing.
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As an annual member you will:
Volunteering in the library or as a committee member is also a great way to give back to your community, meet people and learn new skills along the way.
If you complete 1 x 1.5hr volunteer session, your second year membership will only be $115.
We seek to minimise our environmental impact by reducing, reusing and recycling so we accept good quality donations. Unfortunately we cannot accept soft toy donations. Please contact us if you have any questions about the suitability of the toys you wish to donate.
The toy library is managed by a committee of local volunteers who are elected annually at our AGM.
AGM Agenda, Minutes & Forms
We wish to acknowledge the Boon Wurrung people, Traditional Custodians of the land on whose lands the Toy Library operates.
We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and emerging.
MIDDLE PARK OPENING HOURS
Wednesday : 10:00- 12:30 pm
Saturday: 12:30 - 2:30 pm
Middle Park Community Centre
254-256 Richardson St
Middle Park VIC 3206
SOUTH MELBOURNE OPENING HOURS
Tuesday : 10:00 - 12:30 pm
Saturday: 9:30 - 11:30 amm
Koolin-Ngal Family Centre
400 Clarendon St
South Melbourne VIC 3205
Middle Park & South Melbourne Toy Libraries's Terms And Conditions of membership.