Who Are We ?

Mission, Vision and Values

Bayside Toy Library

Bayside Toy Library is a not-for-profit toy lending service (for children aged between 6 months and 10 years), which provides families with access to a variety of educational toys to assist with childhood development.

Established in 1985, it recognised two fundamental truths: toys cost a lot of money, and kids lose interest in them fast!

The philosophy behind the choice of toys is that they should be multi-functional and require kids to use and develop their own skills. Of course, they are also lots of fun! With over 3,000 items on offer, a Bayside Toy Library membership can fascinate your child for years to come at a very low cost.

Bayside Toy Library is managed by a voluntary committee of members that are elected annually at our AGM.


Provide access to high quality, affordable and fun toys that educate through play.


Healthy, happy children in Bayside.


Have fun through:

  • Exploration: Engage parents, children and carers to try new things and discover new ways of playing
  • Play: as the most powerful tool for children's development
  • Inspiration: Stimulate the imagination and creativity of young and old

Develop through:

  • Learning: as main focus of all our activities
  • Sustainability practices: being considered with our environment and embrace sustainability throughout all the activities Bayside Toy Library with, involving the community in the process
  • Being up-to-date: with new toys, research, and technology

The family through:

  • Education: Share knowledge about the importance of play
  • Being trustworthy: Deep know how with 30 years experience community: We are simple and for everyone. We share, help and profit from each other
  • We are simple and for everyone. We share, help and profit from each other