Alexandra Toy Library


Organisation Summary:


The Alexandra Toy Library is a not-for-profit organisation, administered by a small group of dedicated volunteer committee. Our membership base inlcudes both families on annual membership rates and also casual and grandparent membership over the longer term.  Operating in a similar way to a public book library, we offer a range of quality toys, puzzles, games and learning activities for members to hire for a set period of time.


The Alexandra Toy library is a member of the Toy Library Federation of New Zealand.   Their vision is “Let the Children Play” with a mission statement "to actively promote play as being essential to the optimal educational, physical, psychological, social and cultural development of the child".


To undertake repairs and improvements on toys as needed.  May also need occasional assistance with building maintenance and improvements and on workdays.

Time Commitment:

Usually undertaken during weekdays on an as required basis.  Often nothing for a few months and then a couple of things in quick succession.

Located in Alexandra.

Skills required:

  • Experience in undertaking general handiman work with the skills and ability to do a tidy job.
  • Fit and mobile enough to undertake the work at your own pace. 
  • Personable, polite, respectful, honest, reliable.
  • A police vetting check or MOJ check may be required.

Skills gained:

Ongoing use and possible development of existing trade skills.

Self satisfaction from knowing you are supporting local families in keeping a worthwhile service affordable.

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Tuesday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Wednesday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Thursday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Friday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Saturday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Sunday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening