Kidz Korner Toy Library

Please note that by paying your annual Kidz Korner Toy Library membership subscription, it is deemed that you have read the rules below and agree to abide by them.

Welcome to the Kidz Korner Toy Library. The library is a community service offered under the umbrella of Chartwell Co-operating Church and run by a voluntary committee, with the aim being to provide a range of good quality toys for children between the ages of 0 to 8 years. As a non-profit organisation, the operation of the library depends on the support from its members. We hope that you enjoy the benefits that the Toy Library can give your family, and that, as a member, you can support the committee’s efforts in ensuring the continued success of the Library.


1.1 Toys are loaned for a period of two weeks. Toys can be renewed for a further maximum period of two weeks using your personal log in on mibase. To keep other families safe we ask you not to return toys when unwell, if this arises, and you are unable to renew online, please email

1.2 A maximum of five items may be borrowed per family at any one time. Only one large toy may be borrowed at any one time.

1.3 Toy pieces are to be counted by the member on the day of hiring, to ensure the toy is complete and in good condition. Any missing pieces or damage MUST be reported ON THE DAY OF ISSUE by emailing Failure to do so will incur full fines for damaged/missing pieces.

1.4 No further toys will be issued while there are overdue toys and/or fees outstanding.


2.1 So that all members can enjoy a good selection of toys, it is important that toys are returned each fortnight (or after renewal period). Hence, an overdue fine of $2.00 per toy per week or part thereof will be charged.


3.1 Toys are inspected upon return. Toys must be returned clean. If the toy is dirty, you will be required to renew it for a period of two weeks to enable you to clean it. Should the toy require cleaning by a committee member, this will incur a fee of $5 and you will be notified.

3.2 If a toy is returned damaged (including being drawn on) a $5.00 non-refundable administration fee will be charged as an initial fee, with subsequent costs to be address by the committee as required (see 3.3 and 3.4).

3.3 If the damaged toy is reparable, and the cost to repair the damage exceeds $5.00, the member will be contacted by a representative from the committee to pay the balance.

3.4 Any toy which is lost, stolen, or damaged beyond repair, must be paid for by the member. If the toy is less than twelve months old, its full value must be paid. If the toy is more than twelve months old, a replacement fee will be charged, relative to the age, condition and popularity of the toy, as determined by the committee.

3.5 Frequent damaged and/or lost toys may result in a cancellation of membership.


4.1 Duty members are required to help at the Toy Library on a Tuesday or Saturday morning 4 times per year. A Roster will be issued quarterly for each member. You have the option to ‘buy-out’ of your duties at the time of joining, and again when you renew your membership. You must inform the Librarian at payment that you are purchasing a buy-out membership. If your circumstances change during your membership, please notify the Librarian as soon as possible.

4.2 For duty you will be required to arrive 15 minutes before the session start time to set up the toys, and remain approx. 15 minutes following the session time to return toys to the cupboard.

4.3 If a member is unable to help on their rostered duty day, it is the member’s responsibility to find a replacement by swapping their duty with another member on the roster. Phone numbers are included on the roster for this. The Librarian then needs to be notified of the swap.

4.4 Failure to turn up to rostered duty will result in a fine of $25. The Librarian will endeavour to advise you of your duty requirement the week before, but it is your responsibility to check the roster and note down your duty day.


5.1 Membership to KKTL will be given to families resident in any suburb of Hamilton and immediate surrounding suburbs. An appropriate form of identification will be required as proof of your address.


6.1 Members pay a non-refundable annual membership fee of $95.00. This rate requires the member to be on the duty roster as per 4.1.

6.2 Members who select the ‘buy out’ membership option pay a non-refundable annual membership fee of $170.00.

6.3 Committee members pay a heavily reduced membership fee.

6.4 Concession membership for ‘casual lending’ is available for $50.00 with a limit of 5 visits per year. All membership rules apply to casual lenders.

6.5 Internet banking details: Kidz Korner Toy Library 12-3171-0213100-00. Please use your surname in the reference details.


7.1 The library opens twice a week:
- Tuesday from 9:30am to 11.00am
- Saturday from 10:00am to 11:30am


8.1 Personal details are required to:
- Create a membership record for issuing and returning toys.
- Enable the Librarian or committee member to contact members.
- Provide an email address to send out annual subscriptions and newsletters.
- Invoice and reconcile payments through the Chartwell Church Xero account
- Send out a roster with members’ telephone numbers. Please notify the librarian if you do not wish to have your telephone number printed on this roster.

8.2 Personal information is stored in a secure cupboard at Chartwell Cooperating Church, on our online database, and in the Chartwell Cooperating Church Xero account. These details are only accessed by the librarian, church administrator, and committee members for the running of the library service.

8.3 Members have the right to access and correct personal information.

8.4 Members must notify the Librarian of any change of address, email address, contact phone number and family details as soon as possible.


9.1 Members assume full and complete responsibility for any injury to any persons using toys borrowed from the Kidz Korner Toy Library.


10.1 Members must not exchange toys with friends, even if they are Toy Library members.

10.2 All borrowed toys are the responsibility of the borrower, and must remain at the borrower’s home.

10.3 Members will be notified of any amendments to these rules.