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Clear The Clutter - Join A Toy Library In Adelaide

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We have so many toys! So many that they are on rotation and my girls are only 15 months old. Most have been generously given to us, passed down from friends with older children or gifted to the girls by our doting family. This spread has completely taken over what used to be my dining room with colourful blocks, cars, singing fisher price toys, walkers and farm animals. Even my childhood tea set has made an appearance of late.

We are incredibly lucky that even at this early developmental stage our girls have seemingly endless toy choices, yet they still tire of them quickly. In an effort to reduce our impact on the environment and attempt a less chaotic, more cost-effective, minimalist approach, we joined our local toy library in Parkholme. The joining fee is $20 per year which is incredibly reasonable given that I get two new toys for my girls to play with almost every fortnight. It keeps the 'screen time' at bay and offers additional play opportunities for their development.

So, what is on offer? Most toy libraries have items categorised so that you can easily select toys according to your child's developmental stage. There are musical toys, puzzles and games, imaginative play, ride on toys, kitchenettes and cash registers, sporting equipment and so much more.



Tea Tree Gully Toy Library
Tea Tree Gully Toy Library


Most toy libraries require you to hold a state library card which is free to join, or to provide ID and they will set you up with a separate toy library card. Listed below are the annual fees to join each of the Adelaide metro toy libraries. Many offer per term prices and some offer concession discounts on request too. Their hours sometimes differ to the library they are attached to so keep this in mind when looking to go in.

Toy Libraries Australia is a great website that lists all of the 270 toy libraries across the country but here is a list of the Adelaide metro based toy libraries so you can get out and join your local!



Tea Tree Gully Toy Library
Campbelltown Toy Library


Aberfoyle Park
Hub Library Hub Drive Aberfoyle Park
Free for Onkaparinga library members

Aldgate
24 Fenchurch Road Aldgate
$60 per family per year

Aldinga
Cnr Aldinga Beach Road and Pridham Boulevard Aldinga Beach
Free for Onkaparinga library members

Blackwood
4 Young Stret Blackwood
$30 per family per year

Burnside
401 Greenhill Road Tusmore
$40 per family per year

Campbelltown
171 Montacute Road Newton
$23 per family per year

Gawler
Zion Church Office building 22b Cowan Street Gawler
Doesn't list cost

Goodwood
101 Goodwood Rd Goodwood
$50 per family per year

Hallett Cove
1 Ragamuffin Drive Hallett Cove
$30 per family per year

Mitcham
242 Belair Road Lower Mitcham
$30 per family per year

Novita (specially resourced for children with physical disabilities)
171 Days Road Regency Park
Doesn't list cost

Parahills
Wilkinson Road Parahills
Free with library membership

Parkholme
Duncan Avenue library
$20 per individual per year
$30 per family per year

Prospect
1 Thomas Street Nailsworth
$40 per family per year

Seaford
Seaford Library Grand Boulevard
Free for Onkaparinga library members

Tea Tree Gully
571 Montague Road Modbury
$30 per family per year

Unley
181 Unley Road Unley
$45 per family per year

West Torrens
1 Brooker Terrace Hilton
Free with library membership

Woodcroft
175 Bains Road Morphett Vale
Free for Onkaparinga library members


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