If you have more than 4 children, please email us the details of your fifth and subsequent children.
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The toy library caters for children aged 6 months to early primary age. There are approximately 2,500 toys in our catalogue in a range of categories. The types of toys available include cars, kitchens, workbenches, construction, musical instruments, sand & water, trikes, balance bikes, scooters, imaginative play, train sets, costumes, board games, puzzles, balls, baby toys and more.
The annual cost for a membership is outlined below. The toy library accepts cash, bank transfer and PayPal payments.
Members are entitled to borrow items according to their membership level:
Rostered duty can be completed in the following ways:
The toy library requires members who are able to participate in rostered duty at short notice. If you are willing to do this, you only need to complete 4 hours of rostered duty per year and are not required to put your name down on the duty roster at the toy library. We will contact you if / when you are required. If you think that this would suit you, please contact us so we can record this against your membership details on our computer system. If you are a new member or are renewing your membership, you can indicate your interest by emailing us. If there is a particular session that you would prefer, or alternatively any that are not suitable for you, please let us know. For more information on emergency duty, please speak to the Session Coordinator, or contact us by email.
A puzzle isn’t as fun with missing pieces. Missing Pieces means we have to remove the puzzle from our collection. By becoming a member you agree to the following:
(a) I will check within 24 hours that my borrowed puzzle has the correct number of pieces. If any pieces are missing, I will email the toy library straight away.
(b) If a piece goes missing during play, I agree to renew the puzzle so I can keep searching for it (it will turn up!)
(c) If I still can’t find it, I agree to pay for the toy library to replace the puzzle, or I will replace it myself with a puzzle of the same brand/value.
(d) I agree to replace the puzzle (or pay for its replacement) before borrowing any more toys.
The Carnegie Toy Library offers Party Pack hire for birthdays, playgroups or special occasions, costing $80 for members/$100 for non-members.
The toy library has 4 low children’s height trestle tables and 30 children’s chairs for hire.
Party Packs can be booked through the online enquiry form and must be paid for in full in advance by cash or bank transfer. For cancellations within 7 days of pick-up, a 50% refund will be issued. For cancellations outside this window, a full refund will be issued.
The Carnegie Toy Library has scooter hire available for members.
As a member you acknowledge that there are dangers and risks inherent with scooter riding to which any child under your supervision may be exposed.
Carnegie Toy Library does not provide protective clothing or helmets and it is your responsibility to ensure that your child wears a helmet at all times and is otherwise appropriately attired when participating in the activity. You agree that your child will participate in the activity at your own risk. You also agree to voluntarily assume responsibility for supervising the activity and any injury, death or property damage you or your child may suffer or cause as a result of participating in the activity.
To the maximum extent possible at law, you (both in your personal capacity and on behalf of your child) agree to release, hold harmless and indemnify the provider and its respective officers, employees, servants, agents and contractors (the “Indemnified Persons”) against all actions, claims, suits, costs, expenses, demands and damages suffered or incurred by the Indemnified Persons or any one or more of them by reason of, or in respect of, or in any manner whatsoever arising out of, or caused by, your use of the Service or your child's participation in the activity.
You agree that as a member you will:
(a) will, under no circumstances be liable or responsible in any manner whatsoever for any death, loss, accident, damage or injury to you, your child or any of your servants, agents, contractors, visitors or invitees or any other person whatsoever (“Related Party”) which may happen as a result of your use of the service or your child participating in the activity; and
(b) will not incur or be under any liability whatsoever to you, your child, or to any related party for any loss, damage or injury to or in respect of any of your property or of any related party’s property.
The Carnegie Toy Library is not liable to you, your child or any related party in respect of any indirect or consequential loss. For the avoidance of doubt, ‘consequential loss’ means loss or damage arising from a breach of contract, tort (including negligence), under statute or any other basis in law or equity of an indirect or consequential nature including, but without limitation, loss of profits, loss of revenue, loss or denial of opportunity, loss of goodwill, loss of business reputation, future reputation or publicity, damage to credit rating and indirect, remote, abnormal or unforeseeable loss, or any similar loss whether or not in the reasonable contemplation of the parties.
A cooling off period of fourteen days applies from the date of joining. During this period you can receive a full refund of your membership and duty levy. If cancelling during the term of your membership no refund applies, however we will allow you to transfer your membership and outstanding duty to a friend.
Carnegie Toy Library membership is an annual membership lasting for 6 or 12 months from the date of joining/renewing. In order to keep this structure, the library does not offer Membership suspensions / on-holds to members who may be away on holiday etc. If a member is intending to be absent for a considerable period of time within the year and would like to defer their Membership they may request in writing via email and the committee will assess the situation prior to the member’s absence.
The Carnegie Toy Library is managed by a volunteer Committee of member parents and helpers. The committee meets once a month. Committee roles include:
The Carnegie Toy Library (formerly Caulfield Community toy library) is an incorporated, not-for-profit entity formed in 1986. The Annual General Meeting is held each year in March and all members are welcome and encouraged to attend. The Committee is elected at the Annual General Meeting for a one-year term. Committee members are not required to perform any rostered duty per year. If you are interested in joining the Committee, please speak to the Session Coordinator, or contact us by email.
Failure to comply with any of our Terms and Conditions may result in termination of membership at the Committee’s discretion.