Business as usual over the holidays (except Easter Saturday) so don't miss our bonus borrows... extended for the school holidays! Whoo hoo!

So that's 6 toys + 3 puzzles per child.
Stock up for the holidays on all of your favourites and help us clear some space!   

Check out some holiday fun...

World-class street performers and the best physical and musical comedy in da biz, performing across multiple Fed Square stages.  The (Very) Big Laugh Out is renowned for its exciting and surprising all-ages programming jam-packed with stellar acts. The best bit? It’s totally FREE!

The (Very) Big Laugh Out Showcase (90 Min Show)
30 March – 22 April
Fri 5pm, Sat & Sun 2.30pm

Fed Square Pitch (30-45 Min Show)
3 – 13 April Tue – Thu 12pm, 1.30pm, 3pm & Fri 3pm
17– 19 April Tue – Thu 4pm
31 Mar – 15 April Sat & Sun 12.30pm

There's tonnes of family fun to be had at your local libraries. Check out the school holiday program here...
Events are free but most need bookings so go to or call 1300 695 427.


Kids Day Out
Melbourne Convention Centre
March 30 10am - 5pm
The Good Friday Appeal encourages Victorians of all ages to come along to the 2018 Kids Day Out, supported by the City of Melbourne. This annual event is a great way to bring the whole family together for a day of amusement, activities and entertainment, all while raising much needed funds for The Royal Children’s Hospital. Come March 30, the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre will be transformed into a fun filled family festival! Entry is free and selected activities $3 – 10, all other by gold coin donation.

Urban Ranger - City of Melbourne
26 April
Urban Ranger Workshops
Boyd Summer Park, 207 City Road, Southbank
Kids will be given the chance to build bird's nests, craft some creaky creatures, and pot up and take home their own native wildflowers. Introducing native wildflowers into your backyard or balcony is a great way to attract butterflies and other native pollinators that will improve the biodiversity in your neighbourhood.

ABC Kids radio goes digital
ABC KIDS listen is a free dedicated kids app and digital radio station providing children aged 0-5 and their families with a safe space to access trusted, educational and entertaining audio programs that feature music and stories from their favourite ABC KIDS friends. Available on iPhone and Android™. In addition to the ABC KIDS listen app, you can listen to ABC KIDS listen on available DAB+ radios (rescan receivers for ABC KIDS listen) or stream it at

We would love to see you at our AGM, next Tuesday 27th March 7.30pm at the Toy Library.

Come and see what makes our cogs turn...

Nominations are open for the positions of...
Vice President
General Committee 

Whatever your skills we welcome your input. You'll find great satisfaction in helping this family service continue to thrive in our community. Be a part of the future direction of the library, help evolve the collection, fundraise and keep our service up to date with community needs.
We particularly need people on general committee who can attend monthly meetings (1st Tuesday of every month) with skills in...
Graphic design

We also need people who are unable to attend meetings but are happy to work from home with skills in...
Grant applications
Repairs and maintenance

If this is you, or you know someone who is interested, please contact us on
You're most welcome to attend the meeting even if you are not able to contribute at this stage. We expect the AGM to last about an hour after which our regular committee meeting will continue.

Happy holidays and hope to see you soon...

Lwr Grnd, Richmond Library
Enter at 415 Church Street
Richmond VIC 3121
(We are within the Maternal
and Child Health Centre)
Wednesdays 9.30am - 11.30am
Saturdays 10.00am - 1.30pm
1st Tuesday of the month
7.00pm - 9.00pm


PO Box 126
Richmond VIC 3121

0412 287 914
(only answered
during opening hours)

Easter cooking ideas...

Strawberry Yoghurt Carrots

Dip fresh strawberries in yoghurt mixed with orange food dye.Place on a tray lined with waxed paper and freeze for at least 20 minutes.You may need to repeat the dip and freeze process to get a thicker coating.

Easter Egg Breakfast Popsicles

Fill egg-shaped silicone moulds with yoghurt mixed with fresh fruit and muesli.
Place a lollipop stick in each then freeze for at least two hours.

Recipe and picture courtesy of

Rebel Sports Kickback Program

If you're making any purchases at any Rebel Sports don't forget to nominate us and 5% of your purchase will be donated by Rebel to our toy library. This can be converted into great new sports equipment for our collection. Anyone can nominate us at any Rebel store so spread the word!

More about Swarnima...

Hello everyone, my name is Swarnima. By profession I am a lawyer back in India. I grew up in a joint family and I really enjoy playing with kids and personally really enjoy helping people and giving them love. After migrating Australia I started exploring what to do and I introduced volunteering work, and came across the Toy Library which really caught my attention as playing with kids gives my day more worth. For me kids are about laughter, playing, new creativity and no boundaries. Their inventory power is always unbelievable and extraordinary, which helps me to learn something every day. Come and say hello next time you are in on a Saturday.
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