Who is the Manning Community Toy Library?

The Manning Community Toy Library is a not-for-profit community based organisation voluntarily run by its members, with the aim to provide access to over 600 toys, including puzzles, games, ride-ons, dress-ups and much, much more, for their children.

What ages do we cater for?

We have a huge range of suitable toys available for members to borrow for their children who are aged between 6 months and 6 years’.

 

Where are We Located

The Toy Library operates every Saturday morning in the Early Years Centre of the Manning Community Centre, 2 Conochie Crescent, Manning WA 6152. 

Access to the library is via the Bradshaw Crescent entrance (behind the Welwyn Street shops) using the lift from the car park underneath the Community Centre.

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When are We open?

We open from 9:00am until 10:30am (Last toys to be borrowed by 10:15am).

The Toy Library is closed on weekends that have a public holiday, and for a couple of weeks over the Christmas/New Year period.

To confirm when we are open see our live toy library calendar.

A committee member is on duty every Saturday so feel free to come in and speak to us and see for yourself the huge range of toys available.

The values of membership

Parents, grandparents and carers are all welcome to join our toy library and share the many privileges offered to members.

For $70.00 per annum you can borrow 5 toys and 3 games/puzzles every fortnight.

There is also a one off $30.00 joining fee/security deposit, payable at the time of enrolment, which is refundable upon resignation from the Toy Library.

What We Do

What Do We Provide

The Manning Community Toy Library services the following suburbs.

      • Manning
      • Salter Point
      • Waterford
      • Karawara
      • Como
      • South Perth
      • Kensington
      • Bentley
      • Mt Pleasant
      • Applecross

New members from surrounding suburbs are also welcome!

Please note, we do not encourage dual membership with other toy libraries.

The Values of Membership

Why buy toys when for an annual $70 membership fee you can borrow 5 toys and 3 games/puzzles for a maximum of 2 weeks.

As the Toy Library is a volunteer organisation, of whom members are all volunteers, members are asked to do four roster duties each year, assisting with returns and borrowing and other front desk duties.

Toys!

Members are able to select from a wide range of toys, games, and puzzles catering for children aged between 6 months and 6 years.

Browse our website to see our live toy listing.

Know what you are looking for? Search for specific toys at our toy listing index.

Want more information?

We are open Saturday mornings from 9:00am. till 10:30am.  (Last toys to be borrowed by 10:15am)

The Toy Library is closed on weekends that have a public holiday, and for a couple of weeks over the Christmas/New Year period.

Contact Us

Address

Manning Community Centre, 2 Conochie Crescent, Manning.  WA 6152

Email

manning.toy.library@gmail.com

Phone

9450 5790 – Judy Cottrell

Facebook

Manning Community Toy Library on Facebook .

Committee

If you require more information, please contact one of the committee members listed below.

Chairperson

Judy Cottrell – Phone 9450 5790

Secretary

Joanne Castelli

Treasurer

Cynthia Teng

Credits

Lottery West Supported

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Manning Community Toy Library Inc is pleased to announce that our application for Lotterywest grant of $3,367 was approved on 5 February 2015.

We sincerely thank Lotterywest for their support in providing us this grant to purchase new toys for the library.

Stronger Communities Programme.

In 2019 we were awarded a grant from the Stronger Communities Programme (SCP). This enabled us to purchase some IT equipment and to transfer our paper-based management system to SeTLS, a cloud based toy library management system. This enables the toy library to service our members far more efficiently.

The Stronger Communities Programme supports the Australian Government’s commitment to deliver social benefits across Australia by funding small capital projects in each of the 150 federal electorates.

Thanks you to Mr. Steve Irons MP for supporting our application and to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science for this grant.