The Bingara Toy Library offers the community much more than the name suggests. Not only is it a safe, fun, secure place for children to learn to mingle with others, it gives adults the opportunity to:
- meet other local families
- learn more about parenting
- chat with others/staff about your tips and hints on how you manage parenting.
Naturally you can also borrow toys, so it is a great service for businesses and grandparents if they need to have toys while they hold an event or have the grandchildren home for the holidays.
A one off yearly fee of $20 allows you to become a non borrowing member of our library to enjoy the activities or use the parenting facilities or play with the toys within the safe surrounds of the toy library. Alternatively if you wish to borrow toys from our extensive range the cost is:
- $25 for a casual membership or
- $50 for a full membership.
|9am – 12.30pm
9am – 12.30pm then 3.30pm-5pm
9am – 12.30pm
3.30pm – 5pm
Playgroup 9.30-11.30am in backyard of Toy Library during school term on Thursdays
You are invited to attend their free information sessions, go in and play, join them for a chat & a cuppa, use their parent room facilities or just pop in for a visit to view their great facilities.
Playgroup is run each Thursday during the school term from 10am til midday.
Play is more than just fun for kids. It is how babies and children learn, and how they work out who they are and where they fit in the world.
Playing is one of the most important things you can do with your child. The time you spend playing together gives your child lots of different ways and times to learn.
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Please bring along a piece of fruit for “fruit break” during our play session.
Other activities scheduled throughout the month include:
Bubz Biz – Tuesday’s once a month
This is an information session for parents and caregivers of children 0-5.
Meet other families, hear guest speakers chat about a topic of interest and let the children play. Debbie Armstrong, Child & Family Health Nurse from the Bingara MPS attends to weigh and measure your baby and answer any questions you may have.
Rural Outreach Service – Once a month on a Tuesday
These are interesting sessions where the Rural Outreach Service discuss a topic and distribute handouts which are of benefit to mums/dads/caregivers. Workshops on things like communication, self-esteem and many other topics give them tips on being a better version of themselves.
Benevolent Society Workshops – Last Wednesday of each month (Not during Winter)
These sessions cover parenting advice via handouts and discussions, giving families tips, routines and strategies to help with their parenting.
Mondays each week is predominately craft day but everyday there is something available for the children to do craft wise. Depending on events or special occasions there are many mixed activities done during the year. Along with the craft we also offer stories and sing song sessions where children can join in on actions and extend their vocabulary during each morning the service is open.
Kool Skool Kids Program
This is an afternoon session for Kinder to Year 6 school students in the front room of the toy library, run both Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3pm – 4.30pm. Staff walk the children from school to the toy library on the “walking bus” to then have afternoon tea together before doing craft, games, a movie afternoon or play with equipment. This session is capped at 15 children attendance.
WHY BUY WHEN YOU CAN BORROW
- Library Coordinator – Tania Brennan
- Library Assistant – Andy Rampling
24 Finch Street
BINGARA NSW 2404
Tel: 0407 831 313