Rolleston Toy Library

Welcome to the Rolleston Toy Library!

UPDATE : We are currently closed until further notice due to Covid 19. Please see details below.

We are proud to have opened New Zealand's first purely online toy library right here in Rolleston! It is our vision to provide a range of quality toys for hire to members, supporting the benefits of play for the learning and development of children in our community. 

Our growing toy collection is housed in three storage units generously provided by Storage King Rolleston. Members are able to reserve toys here on our website, with the collection from outside the Rolleston Community Centre at 3.00-4.00pm on Sundays.

Watch this short video to learn more about who we are and how we operate:

Video courtesy of Rātā Foundation. Read the full article here.


We know that these are uncertain and unsettling times for everyone, and we want to reassure you that the health and wellbeing of our volunteers and members is our top priority.

Temporary suspension of services

In light of increasingly tight restrictions on public contact and the fact that this is a rapidly evolving situation, we have decided that the responsible thing to do to help keep our families and communities safe is to temporarily suspend our operations until at least the end of April.

This means that our Sunday afternoon pick up/drop off sessions will cease, and reservations over that period will be cancelled. We will review this suspension at the end of April and inform members of the outcome at that time, but in the meantime, will extend all six- or twelve-month memberships to ensure that no one is disadvantaged by this closure.

We would ask that all toys currently out on loan please be returned at our regular drop off point at the Community Centre on Sunday 22 March between 3.00-4.00pm. If you are unable to make this time, please get in touch with us as soon as possible to arrange an alternative. Furthermore, if anyone in your household has been experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms, or returned from overseas in the past two weeks, please contact us to arrange safe return of your toys.

Thank you for your support and understanding - if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us. 


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