Elwood Toy Library has been part of the communities of Elwood and neighbouring St Kilda since 1985. Created to attract families to the newly formed Elwood/St Kilda Neighbourhood Learning Centre, member parents soon took over the running of the toy library. The toy library was incorporated in 1995.
About Elwood Toy Library
Who We Are
Elwood Toy Library has been part of the communities of Elwood and neighbouring St Kilda since 1985. The then newly formed Elwood/St Kilda Neighbourhood Learning Centre created the toy library to attract families to the centre. Member parents soon took over the running of the toy library, which was incorporated in 1995.
Our Mission & Vision
We aim to promote fun, creativity and play to support and nurture children’s development. To achieve this, we have an extensive range of well-made toys available for families to borrow. These toys are selected to foster children’s skill development and imagination.
Our goal is also to support families and promote positive relationships by encouraging quality playing time with children.
We seek to minimise environmental impact by reducing, reusing and recycling.
We are a not-for-profit organisation that is run by a voluntary committee of management with the assistance of a paid coordinator. The committee of toy library members includes specific roles — a chairperson, treasurer and secretary — as well as general members.
Our committee is always looking for passionate members to join and help run this much-loved community resource. If you’d like to get involved, email the toy library coordinator.