For kids under five, learning and playing go hand in hand and The Bilby Toy Library is a great place to borrow a range of toys that will delight your kids and help them learn. Borrowing different toys at different times means that you will have less discarded toys around the house that your kids are tired of, the kids regularly have new and interesting toys to play with,and you can introduce a range of different toys without breaking the bank.
The range of toys for every age group under five is great and gives kids a chance to build skills,confidence and a love of learning through play and exploration. Little brains and personalities develop through play and the Bilby Toy Library is a practical and affordable way to get your kids playing and learning with different toys.
The Bilby Toy Library is a programme of The Berkeley Vale Neighbourhood Centre and runs entirely on the funds it gets from membership, as well as the dedication and interest of staff and volunteers at the Centre. It’s a great local resource for families, playgroups and anyone caring for kids under five,and it now includes the Magic Rainbow Chest Dress Up Library, so come and join.
You can check out sections of our Catalogue below, or come in and visit us. The Toy Library is open Mon – Fri 9.30 am – 12.30 pm.
How much is it to Join?
Once you join the Bilby Toy Library you are automatically a member of the Magic Rainbow Chest Dress Up Library and can borrow both toys and dressups.
Joining fees are:
- Family 6 months – $20
- 6 months concession – $10
- 1 year – $35
- 1 year concession – $15
50c from every new membership is donated to the Save the Bilby Fund.
The Bilby Toy Library Information
Please check out our information booklet: click here
The Bilby Toy Library Membership
For membership forms please click here
If you have any trouble accessing forms, please call us on 4388 5801.
Opening Hours and Address
The Toy Library is open Mon – Fri 9.30 am – 12.30 pm.
It is located at The Berkeley Centre, Heather Ave, Glenning Valley, NSW.
We can be contacted on 4388 5801.
The Bilby Toy Library Catalogue
For a PDF of the whole Catalogue, click on the thumbnail at left.
We have toys available in the following categories:1. Active Play, 2. Baby, 3. Construction, 4. Dress-up Outfits, 5. Early Years, 6.Games, 7. Pretend Play, 8.Puzzles, 9. Ride-on Toys and 10.Transport. We also have 11. Parenting Resources, 12. DVDs and Music, and a large selection of Children’s Books.
To borrow toys, you can call us on 4388 5801 to see if they are available for loan before visiting the library.
To see toys in each category, click on the pictures below.
1: Active Play
4: Dress-up Outfits
5: Early Years
7. Pretend Play
9. Ride-0n Toys
11. Parenting Resources
12. DVDs & Music
Come in and browse through our collection of Children’s Books.
Dads Make A Difference
These are some interesting fact sheets to help Dads in their role of being a father. Each fact sheet is related to an age period from birth to 8 years old.
Click on the age to be taken to a new window with that fact sheet that has been put together by Brighter Futures.
Age 0 – 6 months
Age 6 – 12months
Age 1 – 3 years
Age 3 – 5 years
Ages 5 – 8 years