Up to 3 toys may be borrowed (per child) for a two week period. As we do not issue membership cards, you may be asked to present a form of ID at the time of issue.
All toys must be checked by the member borrowing them before they leave the Toy Library. As soon as the toys leave the Toy Library they become your responsibility and you will be charged for any missing or broken pieces upon return of the toy.
All members are required to check that toys are complete and cleaned prior to returning them to the toy library. Do not let your child play with the boxes or bags in which the toys are packaged.
We do our best to ensure that a good range of toys in the best possible condition are available for your child’s use. Please take care of the toys and bring them back intact and clean.
There are no hire fees to rent toys from Otorohanga Toy Library.
A fine of $5 per missing piece of a toy will be charged. If a piece is subsequently found and returned, a refund of $3 will be given. If a missing piece has not been found within 4 weeks a decision will be made by the Toy Library committee as to whether there will be an additional charge for replacement of the missing piece. If a piece is lost that renders the toy no longer useable by the Toy Library, the committee may ask you to contribute towards the cost of the toy, depending on the age of the toy. Please note that toy boxes and bags not returned with the toy are counted as missing pieces.
A fine of $5 per broken piece of a toy will be charged. Do not repair broken toys. Each toy is assessed for its suitability and has to comply with safety standards. The $5 fee will still be charged for repaired pieces. If a toy is broken that renders the toy no longer useable by the Toy Library, the committee may ask you to meet us towards the cost of the toy, depending on the age of the toy. Please note that toy boxes and bags are included in this policy.
1 week: 1 x Toy rental
2 weeks: 2 x Toy rental
3 weeks: 3 x Toy rental plus $3
4 weeks: 4 x Toy rental plus $4
5 weeks: 5 x Toy rental plus $5
Over 6 weeks overdue: the membership will be cancelled and toys may be collected by an agency.
We are committed to our responsibility to proactively identify and manage all health and safety risks by taking all reasonable, practicable steps to provide safe equipment that is maintained to an acceptable and safe standard.
Our members have a prime responsibility to ensure that they take reasonable care of their own health and safety while using our equipment and report any incidents that occur while using the equipment.