The Bilby Toy Library

toylibraryphotoFor 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 a large range of children’s dress-up costumes

The Bilby Toy Library Online Service

The Bilby Toy LibraryWe now have an Online Library Service using SETLS Toy Library Software. Anyone with internet access can now view the Bilby Toy Library’s catalogue.

Our Online Service enables you to search through either a list of toy names, or a picture catalogue of toys using age range and category. We have toys available in the following categories: Active Play, Baby, Children’s Books, Construction,  Dress-up Outfits, DVDs, Early Years, Educational, Games, Music, Parenting Resources, Pretend Play, Puzzles, Ride-on Toys and Transport.

Members can also log in and renew loans, reserve toys for borrowing, and access their member data such as current loans and due dates, at the click of a button. SETLS can be used by members on any device, including smartphones.

You can check out our OnlineToy Library at Bilby Toy Library Online

As our Toy Library members come in to return toys and borrow, we are enrolling them in the online service. People wishing to sign up to join the Toy Library can do so online, and we will get in touch with you. If you have any questions please call us on 02 4388 5801 or email manager@bvnc.org.au

How much is it to Join?

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.

BTL Giant BinocularsOpening 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 Borrowing Information

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How long can I borrow toys and how many?

Click on the thumbnail (at left) to view or download a Brochure with more information, including our loan conditions.

Dads Make A Difference

'Dad' GraphicThese 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