Toy Libraries in Singapore: Play and Share

Toy Libraries in Singapore: Share and Play
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Imagine rooms full of toys and games, and room for kids to interact with other children, share toys, and make new friends. These shared spaces exist in the form of toy libraries in Singapore.

A visit to the toy library encourages parent-child bonding, as well as the development of social skills when children play together. And you know what they say – the best way to learn is through play.

Here are some toy libraries in Singapore, most of which are open to the public (some are specifically for special needs children). If you have toys to give away, some of these toy libraries in Singapore take toy donations too.

READ: Where to Donate Your Preloved Toys in Singapore

Toy Libraries in Singapore

North East CDC Community Toy Libraries

Toy Library
Source: North East CDC

There are 18 community toy libraries managed by North East Community Development Council (NE CDC) in Singapore, set up to support play time for families and children.

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Kids can play with games and toys such as LEGO, musical instruments and board games. NE CDC’s community toy libraries programme is the only in Singapore that incorporates a play area at the void deck where children can develop their social skills and appreciate toys that can be shared.

These community toy libraries in Singapore also welcome parents to donate pre-loved toys that are in good condition. Currently, pre-loved toys are collected on a quarterly basis.

In 2016, the North East Community Toy Library @ Pasir Ris Elias Community Club opened.

Designed to an inclusive space, it allows children with special needs to play alongside mainstream children. This encourages children of all abilities to learn to care for each other and for friends who need help. The toys here are specially selected for special needs kids. For instance, there are toy motor cars with remote controls that have larger buttons, suitable for children with fine motor skills challenges.

All the community toy libraries are open to the public.

Toy Library in North East CDC
Source: North East CDC

Do give the toy libraries below a call before visiting. Find out how you can also donate preloved toys at the toy libraries.

North East CDC Community Toy Libraries

LocationAddressContactOperating Hours
Eunos Community Club180 Bedok Reservoir Road, Singapore 479220 (Level 2)62434552Tues to Sat, 2 pm to 8 pm and Sun, 10 am to 6 pm
Hougang Zone 1 RCBlk 2 Hougang Ave 3 # 01-292 Singapore 53000262833605Mon to Fri, 7.15 am to 9.15 am and 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
Hougang Zone 6 RCBlk 836 Hougang Central # 01-539 Singapore 53083663875510Mon to Fri, 3 pm to 9 pm
Kaki Bukit Green RCBlk 517 Bedok North Ave 2 #01-155 Singapore 56051764454223Mon to Fri, 11.30 am to 3.30 pm
Pasir Ris East Zone 7 RCBlk 207 Pasir Ris Street 21 # 01-356 Singapore 51020765848174Mon to Fri, 10 am to 3 pm
Pasir Ris Elias Community ClubBlk 93 Pasir Ris Drive 3, Singapore 51949865831220Mon to Sun, 10 am to 9 pm
Hougang Sheng Hong Family Service CentreBlk 237 Hougang Street 21 #01-406 Singapore 53023762895022Wed, Fri, 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm
Punggol Coral Tree RCBlk 301C Punggol Central #01-754 Singapore 82330165552850Tue to Fri, 2 pm to 8 pm, Sat 9 am to 5 pm
Rivervale Court RCBlk 110 Rivervale Walk #01-14 Singapore 54011063125140Mon, Tue & Thu, 9 am to 1pm & Wed & Fri, 9 am to 6 pm
Rivervale Arc RCBlk 180C Rivervale Crescent #01-367 Singapore 54318064433619Tue, 1 pm to 5 pm
Punggol Meridian RCBlk 114 Edgefield Plains #01-358 Singapore 82011463154670 Mon to Fri, 11 am to 4 pm
Punggol Sapphires RCBlk 268D Punggol Field #01-173 Singapore 82426864446853Tue to Fri, 3 pm to 9 pm, Sat, 9 pm to 6 pm
Compassvale Beacon RCBlk 211C Compassvale Lane #01-218 Singapore 54321165095104Mon and Thu, 3pm to 6 pm
Tampines Palmwalk RCBlk 839 Tampines St 83 #01-92 Singapore 52083967858292Mon to Fri, 4 pm to 8 pm
Tampines Changkat Zone 4 RCBlk 285 Tampines Street 22 #01-225 Singapore 52028567852309Mon, Wed and Fri, 1.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Tampines East Zone 1 RCBlk 209 Tampines Street 21 # 01-1339 Singapore 52020967811974Mon to Fri, 10 am to 7 pm
Tampines North Family Service CentreBlk 469 Tampines Street 44 #01-154 Singapore 52046983681055Mon to Fri, 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm
Tampines Terrace RCBlk 890B Tampines Ave 1 #01-325 Singapore 52289064435424Tue, 6 pm to 10 pm, Wed, 2 pm to 5 pm and Thu, 2 pm to 5pm

AWWA Toy Library

Started in 1987, social service organisation AWWA’s toy library has a collection of about a thousand toys. It has 650 toy library members today, according to its website.

Toys are purchased and selected by AWWA therapists, then categorised based on child development principles.

Children must always be accompanied by adults at the AWWA toy library. This encourages bonding through play. Parents can select toys according to their child’s developmental needs, and let the kids learn through play.

Membership to the AWWA Toy Library is open to the public and costs an annual fee of $12. To sign up, visit AWWA’s website.

AWWA Toy Library

Monday to Friday (Closed on Public Holidays): 9.30 am to 5.00 pm
Saturday (The First and Third of every month): 9.00 am to 1.00 pm
Website: 11 Lorong Napiri, Singapore 547532
Tel: 65115310

M.Y Toy Library by Metropolitan YMCA

The M.Y Toy Library programme uses play, music, and movement to engage special needs children.

This mobile toy library in Singapore is run by Metropolitan YMCA (MYMCA). The organisation brings its collection of toys to special needs schools and organisations across the island. Visits by the MYMCA Toy Library are usually accompanied by songs and skits.

MYMCA volunteers come together weekly to sew props, costumes and toys, to prepare for the skits. The mobile team then uses these props as part of the skit.

It makes use of handcrafted toys with special details that aid children with learning disabilities. Interested to join as a participant or volunteer? Register here.

M.Y Toy Library

Dates: 3rd Thursday of every month
Time: 9 am to 12 pm
For: Special needs schools/organisations

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