click & collect

OPERATING UNDER DHHS approval

With social distancing measures in place, we thought long and hard for a way to bring back the power of play to the Bayside community, so we have launched a Click & Collect service!

While lockdown restrictions are enforced in Victoria, the DHHS has approved toy libraries to operate under their Click & Collect service. 

When Toy Libraries Australia spoke to Business Victoria, they stated that “as long as members are staying within their local communities, utilising a contactless service from outside the premises and all cleaning requirements are being followed, this can continue during Lockdown Restrictions.”

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SESSIONS

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Our weekly Click & Collect sessions run on:

  • Thursday afternoon 3-5pm
  • Saturday morning 10-12pm

To ensure we can maintain adequate social distancing whilst avoiding queuing, these sessions will be divided into 15 minute slots.

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL

You will not be able to attend the Toy Library unless you have booked your “Click and Collect” session (members won’t be allowed into the toy library so all choices need to be reserved online prior to arrival.)

Also note we are taking extra hygiene and cleaning measures, which you can check out on our COVID-19 guidelines

HOW DOES IT WORK?

PLACE TOYS ON HOLD

Log in to your Toy Library account on mibase and select the toy(s) you’d like to put on hold.

PICK A CALENDAR SLOT

Click on “appointments” in the top menu bar, scroll down to the booking calendar and click “book” next to the time slot that best suits you.

CHECK & CLEAN TOYS YOU ARE RETURNING

Count all the pieces and clean the toys and bag/ tubs with either a pH neutral or a 2-in-1 cleaner/ disinfectant. Check out our cleaning guidelines.

Return toys to quarantine area

There will be a separate returns rack for you to place toys on in the covered outside foyer area of the toy library. All toys in the Returns Rack will go into a quarantine period of seven days, before they become available for loan again.

RING THE BELL AND CHECK IN

Please try to keep to your chosen slot time; if you are more than 15 minutes late your toys will be returned to the library and made available to other members.

COLLECT YOUR TOYS AND TAKE THEM HOME

Your toys will be labeled on a rack in the covered outside foyer area of the toy library. Please enter through the “enter gate” pick up your toys, and leave via the “exit” gate

FAQS

CAN I JUST RETURN TOYS?

Absolutely! If you are returning toys but not picking up any new ones up, please email Sally at infoinfo[at]baysidetoylibrary.org.au to arrange a suitable time.

I HAVE A BABY AND I’M NOT TOO SURE WHAT TOYS TO PICK?

Well, I guess you’ll love our Infant Mystery Pack! Designed to take the stress of picking toys, it contains three different toys aimed at babies from 3-12 months. When booking your time slot, write “infant mystery pack”, as well as age and mobility (crawling? sitting? climbing? walking?) in the comments section before completing the slot booking. You do not need to do anything else.

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