Membership Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions of your membership with Yarra Ranges Community Toy Library

Our Community

  • In applying for membership of the Yarra Ranges Community Toy Libraries, members agree to abide by these Rules and its Constitution and to indemnify the Library, its committee, members and staff against all loss or liability, however caused, arising from any borrowing of any toys or other items.
  • All members acknowledge that Yarra Ranges Community Toy Libraries are run and operated by a team of volunteers. Please treat all members of our community with respect.

Borrowing Toys

  • General collection toys must be returned or renewed within 28 days of borrowing (excepting School Holiday closures). You can renew your toys for an additional 28 days online once by logging into your portal. You will not be able to borrow if you have an overdue toy on your account. 
  • A puzzle counts as half a toy, and one additional Duty Toy can be borrowed  on the day you complete rostered duty.
  • Check toys to ensure that all pieces are present before you bring them out for play.
  • If any missing pieces are not noted on the bag, please let us know (hello@yarrarangestoylibraries.com.au) to avoid paying a fee. 
  • If any pieces are damaged, please do not attempt to repair them, email hello@yarrarangestoylibraries.com.au and let us know.
  • Members are responsible for the toys they borrow. This includes but is not limited to the correct use of the toy, the age of the child playing with the toy, taking care with small parts and magnets, and taking care to ensure toys aren’t left outside in the elements.
  • Toys need to be returned in the condition that they were borrowed and with all pieces intact and the toy cleaned
  • Members agree to receive communications by email and roster reminders via sms.
  • Parents must ensure helmets and appropriate footwear are worn when riding toy library balance bikes or scooters. It is the member’s responsible to provide their own helmet and ensure it is worn during use. Members agree to the terms of the waiver, release and indemnity for bicycles and scooters.

 

Duty

  • Members are required to nominate for at least 4 volunteer duties per 12 month membership (once per term). Please sign up/amend duty online once we have emailed you the online login details. You are welcome to do multiple shifts per term or day.
  • If you fail to add your name to the roster at the beginning of each term (when requested), a volunteer committee member will nominate you. It will be your responsibility then to change this date if it does’t suit you. 
  • If you become unavailable for a rostered duty please seek help to swap your shift in our Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1709999825923068 before emailing hello@yarrarangestoylibraries.com.au to advise of the swap.
  • If you fail to attend our rostered duty, a $35 no-show fee may be applied to your account and in addition you will need to complete a make-up session at a future date.

 

Returning toys 

  • Before returning toys, members must ensure they are gently wiped clean.
  • Fabric items such as cloth bags and costumes must be gently washed before return. 
  • Please remove all batteries before returning. No toy should keep a battery in the toy, to avoid acid leaking.