Frequently Asked Questions

How do I renew my membership?

Here are the details to use internet banking to transfer funds to our Toy Library account:

 

Surf Coast Toy Library

Commonwealth Bank

BSB: 063 860

Account: 1006 4272

Description: Please ensure you write members full name 

How much does a membership cost?
12 month Single membership (4 toys at any one time):  $45  (Concession: $35)
12 month Family membership (6 toys at any one time): $60   (Concession: $50)
12 month Day Care membership (6 toys at any one time): $160 (No duty, no concession available)
12 month Day Care membership (6 toys at any one time): $80 (2 duties per year, no concession)
6 month Single membership (4 toys at any one time):  $30  (Concession: $25)
6 month Family membership (6 toys at any one time): $40   (Concession: $35)
3 month Single membership (4 toys at any one time): $15
3 month Family membership (6 toys at any one time): $20
 
Why do I have to volunteer?
The Surf Coast Toy Library is a not-for-profit organisation and can only run with the support of member volunteers. To keep our membership cost low, members are required to volunteer in the toy library for a minimum of 1 session a year or contribute in other ways (e.g. participating in stock-take or being a member of the committee). You can nominate which duty date suits you and bring your child/ren along on the day. 
  
How do I put my name on the Duty Roster? 
  1. Click the link: https://surfcoast.mibase.com.au/mem/login.php
  2. Log in (if you can’t remember your login details email us at surfcoasttoylibrary@gmail.com and we will provide you with your login details)
  3. Click 'Duty Roster'
  4. Allocate your name in the spot that says 'Volunteer' on a date that suits you. 

How do I book an Appointment to borrow toys?

  1.  Click the link: https://surfcoast.mibase.com.au/mem/login.php

  2. Log in (if you can’t remember your login details email us at surfcoasttoylibrary@gmail.com and we will provide you with your login details)

  3. Click 'Appointments'

  4. Allocate yourself a time-slot

  5. Please arrive on time. 

How long can I keep a toy?

Toys are borrowed out for 2 weeks at a time. You also have the option of renewing the toy for an extra 2 weeks. However, you can return your toy as soon as your child is finished playing with it. 

If you are having trouble finding a time to come into the Toy Library to return a toy, please contact us at surfcoasttoylibrary@gmail.com

Members are also responsible for ensuring their children wear helmets while using bikes, skateboards and scooters.

How do I renew a toy?
  1.  Click the link: https://surfcoast.mibase.com.au/mem/login.php

  2. Log in (if you can’t remember your login details email us at surfcoasttoylibrary@gmail.com and we will provide you with your login details)

  3. Click 'My Library'

  4. Select the toy you would like to renew and click the blue 'renew' button.

I have lost or broken a toy. What do I do?

Members are responsible for the toys that they borrow. We understand that sometimes accidents happen, however if a toy or piece is lost or broken, we require you to replace it. To help keep our toys in tip top shape we ask that you:
  • Look after our toys like they are your own
  • Keep all toys inside when they are not being used
  • Make sure all items are accounted for before returning 
  • Clean the toys

Do I need to clean the toys?

Yes, we ask all members to clean toys before returning them to the Toy Library. We also have a cleaning station at the entrance, so if you have forgotten to clean your toys at home, you can wipe them down on site. We are currently keeping toys in quarantine for a week, once they have been returned. 

How to clean

Wipe the toy thoroughly with a cloth damp with either a pH neutral detergent (such as diluted dishwashing detergent) or a 2-in-1 cleaner/disinfectant (most multipurpose sprays available at the supermarket). If using a 2-in-1 multipurpose spray, the solution must be sprayed onto the cloth until it is quite damp. You can use something like an old toothbrush or a cotton bud to get into hard to reach places.

Dry the toy with a tea towel or leave to dry overnight. Please make sure the toy is perfectly dry before returning it to its bag or box. Do not submerge toys in water as they can trap water inside them or in the case of wooden toys, they can get too wet to effectively dry.

 

Special tips

  • Baby Rattles – Do not to immerse rattles in water as they collect water which can lead to harmful bacteria developing.  Wipe the surface with a cloth.

  • Wooden Toys and Train Sets – Wipe over. Allow time to thoroughly dry. These toys should not be immersed or soaked.

  • Duplo/Lego – Wash well with hot soapy water and a toothbrush.  Rinse and leave to drain overnight.

  • Bath toys – Please wash after using in the bath and ensure no water remains trapped in the toy.

  • Outdoor/Sandpit Toys – These must be cleaned well remembering that the next member may wish to use it inside.  Remove all sand and dirt and clean well with hot soapy water.

  • Board Games and Cardboard Puzzles – Paper-based materials, such as puzzles and games, are not considered a high risk for transmission and do not need additional cleaning or disinfection procedures. Please clean counters and other plastic parts of a game.

  • Fabric items (Dress-ups/Puppets/Dolls Bedding) – Hand wash or gentle machine wash with laundry detergent and hang to thoroughly line dry.

  • Bikes, scooters and other ride-ons – These must be washed, keeping in mind that the next member may wish to use them inside.

  • Toy storage bags and boxes – Wipe handles and all areas that have been touched, ensuring everything is dry before placing toys back in them.

 

If anyone in your family has been unwell (e.g. vomiting, diarrhoea, respiratory infection)
please contact the toy library prior to returning the toy for further advice.

© 2021 by Surf Coast Toy Library Inc.

Surf Coast Toy Library

27 Grossmans Road, Torquay, Victoria 3228

Open every Saturday from 9:00am-11am (by appointment)

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