About the Toy Library
To continue to provide a highly regarded and affordable community-driven service aimed at enriching the lives of children through play.
To provide a service that embraces the diversity of children in the community through supporting their learning and development by offering educational resources and good quality toys for loan at minimal cost.
Tea Tree Gully Toy Library opened in 1979. Membership was first restricted to families within the boundaries of TTG Council, however this was later removed and anyone meeting the membership criteria was allowed to join. In 1981 the Library was incorporated and became independent and is now managed by a Management Committee of parents and volunteers. Members are welcome to attend Management Committee meetings. The Annual General Meeting is usually held in September. The Toy Library was originally opened in a transportable building provided by TTG council, and also supported a mobile toy library. After several moves within the regional centre, the toy library moved to an unused classroom at Modbury Primary School in 1993. Ten years later, accommodation needed to be considered again as the building was planned for demolition. After several years of negotiation, an agreement was made between the SA government and City of Tea Tree Gully and funding was provided by the SA government. to accommodate the toy library within the Tea Tree Gully Library. In April 2008, the Toy Library entered into an agreement with the Tea Tree Gully Council and moved into its new rooms inside the Tea Tree Gully Library, reopening on Tuesday 6th May 2008. An annual SA Government grant, fundraising, membership fees and corporate sponsorship fund running expenses and the purchase of new toys.
The Tea Tree Gully Toy Library appreciates the generous support from the following organisations. This support enables members to access a variety of good quality, educational and fun toys.
Department Education and Child Development
City of Tea Tree Gully
S & S Electrical
Friend of the TTG Toy Library
Frances Bedford MP