Sponsors & Links

The Howick and Pakuranga Toy Library would like to thank the following sponsors.

Lottery Community

Lottery Community

St Columba Opp Shop

St Columba Op Shop


Botany Charitable Trust

Botany Charitable Trust


Harcourts Flat Bush

Harcourts Flat Bush

Botany Downs



The Lion Foundation


Hot Source IT


CUBE Creative print, design & signage



What is a Toy Library?

Toy Libraries have been around for almost 40 years with the first being opened in 1974 in Hamilton. Currently there are about 200 toy libraries in New Zealand. Each toy library is run separately. For information about other toy libraries go to www.toylibrary.co.nz

A Toy Library is a great concept, much like a book library, except it’s toys that you take home for a two week period. Families and caregivers become members and can then hire good quality toys, games, puzzles and equipment that is owned by the library, at a minimal cost for a fortnight. Toy libraries offer a huge variety of different toys to play with. The great thing about toy libraries is that children never get bored with the same toys and as they grow, and their needs and interests in play changes, so can the toys.


Who We Are?

The Howick and Pakuranga Toy Library began in 1995. Like all toy libraries who are members of the Toy Library Federation of NZ, we do not operate for profit and are a community based organisation. We gained charity status in 2008.

All our toys are carefully selected to ensure they are fun, safe, well designed and educational for children from birth to approximately 7 yrs. We have categorised all our toys and matched them to a suitable age group to make it quick and easy for you to select the right toy for your child's development.

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