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March 18, 2024

Sustainability Stay & Play Event - 13th April

Thanks to a generous grant from City of Glen Eira, we are pleased to launch our new range of "Toys that save the Planet"!

December 16, 2023

End-Of-Year Holiday Closure

November 13, 2023

Fun family things to do with Small Ideas

November 13, 2023

Welcome to our new Sponsor- Community Bank Highett!

A big thank you to our new supporter Community Bank Highett for awarding us $2500 in their latest round of Grants!

November 13, 2023

New Toy purchases thanks to our Children's Week grants!

September 25, 2023

Worlds of Wonder 'Stay & Play' Event - Celebrating Children's Week

On the 21st October we celebrated Children's Week 2023 with our 'Worlds of Wonder' event, held in the East Bentleigh Village Gardens. It was a beautiful sunny morning, so all of our families that attended were able to make the most of the beautiful gardens, new toys, entertainment and activities!

September 01, 2023

Forest Hill Grant winners!

We are so excited to announce that we have been successful in our Grant application to the Foundation of Graduates in Early Childhood Studies, who have awarded us $2500 to spend on our new ‘Toys for all Abilities’ project.

September 01, 2023

Toy News: Bluey is Here!

She’s not only our favourite on-screen dog but she’s also great fun to play with!

September 01, 2023

AGM Wrap-up

Last week we held our 2023 Annual General Meeting, where we discussed the wins and challenges of the past year, elected our new committee, and passed some Special resolutions relating to our Fee structure.

May 20, 2023

Benefits of Music Toys for Children

Music is a universal language and an integral part of human society and culture. It also has many developmental benefits for young children. Below are five reasons to consider musical toys for the children in your life.

May 12, 2023

Thank you from the Moorabbin Area Toy Library

Community partners and Sponsors are very important to help with the increasing costs of running the Toy Library, and we value every offer of help, no matter how big or small.

May 09, 2023

New Toys thanks to City of Kingston!

Many thanks to the City of Kingston for their generous support of our Toy Library through their Community grants, allowing us to add a number of new toys to our collection under the theme of 'Learning through Play'.

May 06, 2023

Save the Date for World Play Day!

Mark it in your calendars now - we will be celebrating World Play Day on Saturday 27 May 2023!

May 06, 2023

Our Bunnings BBQ was a winner!

We had a busy and successful day at our Bunnings BBQ over the Labour Day weekend.

May 06, 2023

Exciting milestones for the Toy Library!

The Toy Library has now reached and surpassed our aim of 200 members, which is a record for us!

November 16, 2022

Glen Eira Community Grant winners!

Recently we were awarded a community grant of $3000 by Glen Eira City Council to expand our collection of large active play toys.

November 12, 2022

October update from the Toy Library

The second half of 2022 has brought an influx of new members to the Toy Library, which we are so excited to see!

November 12, 2022

Children's Week Stay & Play was a blast!

We had so much fun celebrating Children's Week with a special stay and play held at the end of October.

July 04, 2022

Celebrating Naidoc Week 2022

NAIDOC Week (3-10 July) is a time to learn about and celebrate First Nations’ cultures and histories.

July 04, 2022

Fun Family things to do with Small Ideas

Don't know where to take the kids for a fun day out? Want to save money on play centres, animals farms, kids attractions, local cafes and more?

July 04, 2022

So much fun at our Stay and Play!

We were so pleased to be able to celebrate World Play Day 2022 with a Stay and Play event at the Toy Library.

April 15, 2022

New STEM toys added to our collection!

Thanks to the Glen Eira City Council grants program, we were grateful to receive $3000 to spend on new STEM toys to add to our collection.

April 07, 2022

MATL is Toy Library of the Year 2022!

Can you imagine how excited we were to be awarded Toy Library of the Year (with paid staff) at the National Toy Libraries Australia Awards 2022?

April 07, 2022

Cost of living concerning you and your friends?

If you have friends who aren't yet members of the Toy Library - now is a great time to invite them to join! We can all see that the cost of living is continuing to increase, and families are finding they need to cut back their budgets. A Toy Library can really help with the family budget - helping to cut out spending on toys, games, puzzles and more, while also continuing to keep the kids entertained with age-appropriate toys.

April 06, 2022

Back on the tongs at Bunnings

After a two year hiatus, we were very excited to be back on the tongs with our big fundraiser at the Bunnings BBQ at Moorabbin on Saturday 19 March.

February 27, 2022

Bunnings BBQ fundraiser - Saturday 19 March

After a two year hiatus, it's finally time to throw a snag on the barbie! The Bunnings BBQ at Moorabbin Bunnings is a significant fundraiser for the Toy Library and helps us maintain our ongoing activities - but we can't do it without you!

November 21, 2021

Our new Lawn Games build-your-own Party Pack just launched!

The perfect pack to make your next party pop- we have something to keep all ages entertained and you get to choose which items you want!

November 17, 2021

Our doors are open once again!

We are thrilled to be welcoming our members and visitors to browse and borrow during our normal opening hours.

October 20, 2021

New Imaginative Play toys are hitting the shelves!

Thanks to the City of Kingston for supporting our 2021-2022 Grant application.

October 16, 2021

Children's Week 2021 is coming soon!

Find out more about how we are celebrating, thanks to a grant from the City of Kingston council!

October 10, 2021

#Tools for Play competition winner announcement!

Who was the lucky recipient of our 1 year of free membership prize?

October 10, 2021

Your Toy Library Roadmap

Here's our five-step Toy Library Roadmap, keeping you and your family supported with the tools for play until we are able to open up properly again.

September 01, 2021

Click & Collect is back

Read on for more details of how it works, and what is happening with your membership during lockdown

September 01, 2021

Agm Update from our President

August 01, 2021

AGM 10th August 2021

Join us at our AGM, meet the committee and learn more about your toy library!

July 30, 2021

#ToolsforPlay Competition on now!

Don't forget, we are giving you the opportunity to WIN 12 MONTHS MEMBERSHIP!

July 28, 2021

Save the Date: Book week is starting on the 21st August!

Avoid the last minute dash to the shops with a visit to us!

July 28, 2021

New Sand and Water toys!

June 10, 2021

New Toys highlight: Active Play!

The days are getting shorter, colder and much more gloomy...so there's no better time to check out the latest additions to our Active Play toys, designed to keep kids of all ages active and moving indoors even when the weather outside is chilly! These toys are all proudly supported by a City of Kingston 2020 Active Families grant.

June 02, 2021

Click & Collect is returning June 5th!

In line with Victoria's current restrictions, the Toy Library is closed for browsing. We will be recommencing Click & Collect borrowing from Saturday 5 June 10-11am.

May 28, 2021

World Play Day is here!

World Play Day is celebrated on May 28th every year, and this year's theme is 'Playing is healthy'.

May 23, 2021

We've been named Glen Eira Community Group of the Year!

We were so honoured to receive the Glen Eira Community Group of the Year Award this week!

May 18, 2021

Refer a Friend & Save!

Got a friend who might love us too? Grab one of these vouchers next time you visit.

April 29, 2021

We are part of the 2021 Nappy Collective!

Bring your leftover nappies into us and we'll donate to the Nappy Collective May 2021 appeal.

April 27, 2021

New Music toys have arrived!

April 21, 2021

Grab a burger and help us raise some money with Grill'd!

We're on the Local Matters fundraising jars this month!

March 05, 2021

We’re on Mamma Knows South!

Did you see that we had a special visit from Mamma Knows South earlier this year? 

January 10, 2021

2020 Award Winner!

We are so excited to have been voted in the Top 25 Kid’s activities for Bentleigh East last year!

January 05, 2021

Browsing is Back!

We are thrilled to be welcoming members and visitors to browse and borrow during our normal opening hours.

October 24, 2020

Children's Week

We celebrated with a week of Springtime themed activities for our members to do at home and a range of new toys, all proudly supported by a grant from Kingston Council.

August 27, 2020

Meet your 2020-21 MATL Committee

Say hello to your 2020-21 MATL Committee!

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