Wanaka Community Toy Library reopens in a new location.

8 July 2020

After a long search and a 5 month closure, the Wanaka Community Toy Library is excited to announce that it has reopened in its new premises in the Tin Woolshed on the Wanaka A&P showgrounds.

The library is open on Friday and Saturday 9.30-11.30 and members can borrow up to 4 toys for 2 weeks at a time. The toys at the library are for 0 to 6 year olds. New members are always welcome and there are different options to suit different situations; from annual memberships to 6 week grandparent/holiday-maker memberships. Memberships are set at affordable prices and are offered on a sliding scale to make them accessible to all. The Toy Library also offers a 1 month free trial, and gift vouchers.

Toy libraries are a great way to save money, reduce waste, share resources, encourage play, and give parents a valuable rest while their children are learning, developing and having fun.

The Toy Library Committee wishes to extend a big thank you to the Upper Clutha A&P Society for their generous support in helping the Library get up and running again.

A great big thanks also to the following organisations whose grants and support have enabled the purchase of a whole lot of exciting new toys, storage boxes, rent, internet, and a new laptop: COGS Central Otago, Central Lakes Trust, Otago Community Trust, Lotteries Grant, Aspiring Rotary, Olive and Graham West, D-Fi Croxford Technology and Guthrie Bowron. Thanks to their generosity the Toy Library is in great shape.

If you would like to get involved with the Toy Library Committee please get in touch at or stop in during opening hours and find out how you can contribute.