Toys and Party Packs

Book party pack

Borrowing toys

You can be borrow toys for two weeks at a time, and you can renew a maximum of twice (renewals can only be done via MiBase).

New toys are regularly added to the collection we have, including;

 

  • Dress Ups (costumes)
  • Train Sets
  • Transport toys
  • Animal and dinosaur sets
  • Baby toys
  • Science and technology equipment
  • Home Play (kitchen sets, dolls’ beds,
  • laundry sets, workbenches)
  • Ride-on toys (cars, bike and scooters)
  • Puzzles
  • Duplo and construction
  • Sand and water play
  • Dolls houses
  • Counting & sorting toys
  • Musical instruments
  • Board games
  • Glove puppets

Please let us know if there is a lost or broken part, toy, bag or box. For more information, please see the FAQ below.

Party Packs!

Box Hill Area Toy Library has terrific party pack options for your next children’s birthday party, family function or social gathering. There are three party pack options to choose from and are detailed below.

  • Members $30 per pack ($150 bond)
  • Non-members $40 per pack ($150 bond)

*The bond is refundable if all items are returned cleaned and undamaged.

Please note that party packs are stored at the toy library and can be collected and returned 24/7. Please note, some items are quite large so a station wagon, SUV with folded down back seats, or a trailer may be useful for transport.

To book, please use the online booking form, or email partypack@boxhillareatoylibrary.org.au with your name and contact details, the party pack required and the date needed.

Original party pack

This party pack suits children 1-4 years old. It is ideal for an outside space, but can be used in a large indoor space.

  • 2 roller coasters
  • 2 red Cosy Coupe cars
  • 1 slide
  • 1 see-saw
  • Set stepping stones
  • 1 parachute

Fantasy party pack

This party pack suits children 3-6 years old. It is ideal for an indoor space but could be used in a clean outdoor space, for example, a large deck or paving area. Please do not use this party pack in a muddy or dirty space.

  • 10 fairy crowns, wings and wands
  • 10 dragon, knight and wizard capes
  • 2 tea sets
  • 10 giant bubble wands
  • Hobby Horses and Happy Hoppers
  • 2 sets of Kick Bricks
  • Book of fantasy-themed party games and bubble mixture recipe.

Accessories

  • 2 child-sized trestles
  • 12 child-sized chairs (suitable for children only)
  • Novelty cake tins

Hire T&Cs

By contacting the library and hiring any Party Pack, you are agreeing to these Terms and Conditions. They apply to all packs.

Pick-up and returns

All Party Pack items are stored at the toy library and must be picked up and returned from there. Details of pick up and return will be provided by the Party Pack Coordinator when bookings are made. Bookings are from Thursday to Wednesday, however you may be asked to return items sooner if they are required for another booking. The Party Pack can be picked up and dropped off via contactless collection, 24 hours a day.

Keep it safe

Adult supervision is required to ensure proper use of all party pack items at all times. Make sure toys and games provided are appropriate for the age of the child. Use the Party Pack items in a clean indoor or outdoor area. If items are damaged, stained or broken, the bond will not be returned. Please report any damage or soiling to the party pack coordinator via email immediately after returning items. Bonds will be returned at the discretion of the Box Hill Area Toy Library committee.

Cleaning

Ensure all items are cleaned thoroughly before they are returned to the Toy Library. Please use detergent, such as Spray and Wipe, on tables and chairs. Please wipe down all toys with a wet cloth and detergent where necessary. Costumes and hobby horses must be spot cleaned if dirty, please do not machine wash. If items are returned dirty, the bond will not be returned. Bonds will be returned at the discretion of the Box Hill Area Toy Library committee.

FAQs

What happens if a toy I borrowed has a missing or broken piece?

Please always check to ensure that each toy you borrow is complete and not broken. If you find that you have borrowed a toy with a missing or broken part, please email toycoordinator@boxhillareatoylibrary.org.au as soon as possible. 

If you have lost a piece of a toy, you will be asked to re-borrow the toy in an effort to locate the piece. If after that time the piece is still not found, you will be charged a small fine which can be refunded upon the return of the piece. 

If the toy was in good condition and the breakage due to misuse, a fine will be charged. Fines for lost or broken toys are:

$2 per small piece
$5 per large piece

If a toy is no longer usable due to the breakage, you may be asked to pay for the replacement cost of the toy.

What if the toy needs new batteries?

Many of our battery-operated toys appear to need fresh batteries. We cannot know this unless members tell us! There is a container of new batteries and screwdrivers at the toy library. If you know that the toy you are returning requires new batteries, please allow an extra minute or two to replace them yourself with the ones we provide. You can then check the toy in and continue with your borrowing.

How do I clean different toys?

Toys and their bags/boxes must be cleaned prior to return. Members will be asked upon returning all toys whether they have been cleaned. If toys are returned in an unsanitary condition, cleaning materials will be provided to members at the toy library.

Plastic and timber toys – prior to return, clean with disinfecting detergent and ensure toys are dried before replacing in bag or box. 

Costumes – Wash according to instructions on label or bag.

Toy bags and boxes – prior to return, wipe bags and boxes with disinfecting detergent.

After cleaning, please check if toy numbers are visible on each item. If they are not, please re-mark using permanent marker.

What do I do if my child breaks a toy?

If the toy was in good condition and there has been a breakage due to misuse, a fine will be charged.

Fines for broken toys are:
$2 per small piece
$5 per large piece

If a toy is no longer usable due to the breakage, you may be asked to pay for the replacement cost of the toy.