Toy Libraries

Toy Library Directory

*As always, I encourage you to contact the toy library to confirm hours of service.


Avon Toy Library

Address: 900 Avonside Drive Avonside

Phone: 389 8229

Hours: Sat 10.00 am – 12.00 noon


Hornby Toy Library

Address: Sockburn School, 34 Springs Road Hornby

Phone: 349 3109

Hours: Thurs 6.30 – 8.00 pm and Sat 9.30 – 12.00 noon

Contact email:

Additional info:

  • Cater for families with children from 0 – 8 years
  • Every member receives a “Welcome to our Library” pack full of goodies
  • Yearly, casual and grandparent memberships
  • Evolving membership (become a member the day you sign up)
  • Membership ranges from $9 (depending on what type of membership)
  • Reduce membership for community service card holders
  • Toys hired out on fortnightly basis
  • Toys hireage $2 (for 4 toys) or $2 (bigger ride on toys) or $5 (bigger and more expensive toys)
  • Wide range of toys such as ride ons, puzzles, bikes, educational toys, exersaucers, roller coster, prams and much much more.


Lincoln Community Toy Library

Address: 158 North Belt, Lincoln 7608

Phone or text: 021 1025442

Hours: Check website for open dates



Additional info:
The Lincoln Toy Library provides affordable access to an extensive range of toys for children aged 0 – 5 years, encouraging positive family interaction and education through play. The cost is an annual membership plus toys from $0.50 for puzzles to $2.50 for big outdoor toys for 2 weeks; weekly hire of cake tins for $3; casual memberships available. Email info:


Linwood Community Toy Library Inc

Address: 332 Linwood Ave, Linwood, Christchurch (behind the Linwood Community Centre)

Phone or text: 022 673 2558

Hours: The library is open fortnightly: Wednesdays 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm and Saturday 10.00 am – 11.30 am


Additional info:

Pay an annual subscription of $50 – 50% discount if you join as a volunteer $25
Plus a small fee for the hire of each toy.
Membership year runs from October to October.
The library closes over Christmas – New Year period.


Papanui Community Toy Library Inc.

Address: St Pauls Church, 1 Harewood Road, Christchurch

Phone: 03 352 0579

Hours & Dates:  (Wed: 7.00pm – 8.45pm and Sat: 10.00am – 12.00pm)




Pegasus Toy Library Inc.

Address: Parklands Community Centre, Queenspark Drive, Christchurch

Phone: Robyn on 021 0527241

Hours: Wednesday 10am to 1130, Saturday 10am to 12 noon


Email Contact:


Puddleducks Toy Library

Address: Crossway Church, cnr Petrie & Randall Streets, Shirley, Christchurch

Phone: 03 980 8476

Hours: Thurs 10.30 – 12.00 noon


Shirley Toy Library

Address: Hammersley Park School, Amos Place, Shirley

Mailing: Shirley Toy Library, P.O. Box 27-092, Christchurch

Phone: 03 420 5455 or 021 296 5367


Email Contact:


Seaside Toy Library Inc.

Address: South Brighton Community Centre, Beatty Ave, South Brighton

Phone: 03 388 2370 (Contact Lisa Perry)

Hours: Alternate Saturdays 8.30-11.30


Sumner Toy Library

Address: Old School Hall, 30 Wiggins Street, Sumner

Phone: 03 326 4888

Hours: Wednesdays fortnightly during term time, 7:15 to 8:15pm

Contact Email:


Christchurch Parents Centre Toy Library – CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO LACK OF PREMISES

Address: Shirley Community Centre, Crn Slade & Shirley Rd, Shirley, Christchurch



Christchurch South Toy Library

Address: Spreydon School, 2 Halswell, Spreydon, Christchurch

Phone: 027 7141335

Hours: Fridays 9.30am – 12.00 noon; Saturdays 9.00 – 11.30am

Facebook page:



Church Corner Toy Library

Address: Sir John McKenzie Memorial Building, 393 Riccarton Rd, Church Corner, Upper Riccarton (next to Countdown Church Corner)

Phone: 021 1529476 (Rhonda, the coordinator)

Hours: Fridays – 9.30am to 11am and Saturdays – 9.30am to 12pm (closed on public holidays and over the Christmas break)



Halswell Toy Library

Address: Oaklands Primary School, 37 Cunningham Place, Halswell, Christchurch

Hours: Wednesday evening  7pm to 8pm and Saturday morning 9:30 – 11.30am



Waimairi Toy Library Inc

Address: Burnside Primary School (this is their new location), Room 5

Phone: 03 358 7886

Hours: Thursdays from 7 pm to 8.30 pm, and Saturdays from 9.30 am to 11.30 am


St Martin/Opawa Toy Library

Address: 65 Sandwich Road, Beckenham

Phone: 03 4200760

Hours: Tuesday 7-8:30, Friday 9:30-11:30 and Saturday 9:30-3pm, Closed all public holidays that fall on our opening days


Contact Email: