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Derbyshire Toy Libraries has over 2,000 toys and resources to lend. The toys are fun, durable and stimulating and allow children to develop important skills.

Our experienced Toy Library Co-ordinators can help you select toys, offering great tips and ideas for creative play to help bring out the best in your child.

What our customers say:

'We've been members of the toy library for two years. My pre-school-age children love it, especially the craft and painting sessions! Everyone's friendly and there's always something different to do.'
Nicola Thompson, March 2015

With so many toys to borrow, we know you’ll find something that captures your child's imagination!

Cleaning toys

Toys must be returned clean. It helps to stop the spread of germs. Here’s a quick guide about how to clean the toys:

  • If soiled, wash the toy well with hot, soapy water, using a toothbrush to get into the nooks and crannies. Rinse well.
  • Dry the toy with a clean tea towel.
  • If your child has been ill please disinfect the toys, but do not soak them in disinfectant as this can remove the colour from some plastics.
  • Please do not immerse baby rattles in water.
  • Please do not soak wooden toys. Wash them well with a damp cloth and pat dry.
  • Wash Duplo well with toothbrush and hot soapy water. Rinse and leave to drain overnight on a tea towel.
  • Wash bath toys well and use a little disinfectant.
  • Outdoor and sandpit toys must be well cleaned as most are used inside as well.
  • Ride-on toys must be cleaned well. Please do not leave outside overnight, in the rain, or in the hot sun, as their colour will deteriorate very quickly.
  • Please wash and dry dressing up costumes.
  • Wipe wooden puzzles, board games and cardboard puzzles with a hot, soapy, damp (not wet) cloth or disinfectant wipes.

Toy responsibility

We want the children to have fun and enjoy the Toy Library toys; however members are responsible for the toys they borrow. Toys should be used correctly, and care should be taken with small parts and magnets. Toys should not be left outside for prolonged periods. We understand that sometimes accidents do happen, and if a toy is damaged, lost or pieces are lost by a member, small charges may apply.

Members are also responsible for ensuring their children wear helmets while using bikes and scooters (see here for more details (Link for DTL Waiver).

  • Available for hire

    0 - 9 Wooden Number Puzzle(29)

    £0.25

    Age Suitability: 1 Year +

    Great way to learn the number from 0 to 9.
  • Available for hire

    0 - 9 Wooden Number Puzzle(368)

    £0.25

    Age Suitability: 3 Years +

    A fun way to learn numbers from 0 - 9.
  • Available for hire

    1 - 2 - 3 Discovery Lane(903)

    £0.50

    Age Suitability: 3 to 18 Months.

    Hours of sensory stimulation await the infant who encounters this award - winning play system from Tiny Love. Packed in a large see - through bag (complete with a sturdy plastic handle), the set features four padded, 2 - foot - long fabric panels. Each exceptionally well - sewn panel contains its own set of exploratory activities and fun toys to squeeze, hug, or roll: a squishable water mat filled with plastic fish, a child - safe mirror inside a sun's crinkly rays, and Velcro - backed pieces to manipulate. Link the panels in various ways by using the secure Velcro straps on each end, or attach a single panel to your baby's crib or playpen. Remove the water mat, mirror, and animal face pillow for easy cleaning or to create different sights for your baby. Track your baby's developmental achievements with the detailed milestones guide that is included in the set.
  • Available for hire

    1st Puppets - Farmyard Animals(711)

    £1.00

    Age Suitability: 1 Month +

    5 Puppets - Horse, Duck Cow, Pig, Sheep - Suitable from birth
  • Available for hire

    1st Puppets - Farmyard Animals(1611)

    £1.00

    Age Suitability: 1 Month +

    5 Puppets - Horse, Duck Cow, Pig, Sheep - Suitable from birth
  • Available for hire

    1st Puppets - Green Super Flier HandPuppet(685)

    £0.50

    Age Suitability: 3 Months +

    Is it a bird? it is a plane? No, its super flier! A green hand puppet super hero. With helmet and rocket attached to his back.
  • Available for hire

    1st Puppets - Green Super Flier HandPuppet(1006)

    £0.50

    Age Suitability: 3 Months +

    Is it a bird? it is a plane? No, its super flier! A green hand puppet super hero. With helmet and rocket attached to his back.
  • Available for hire

    1st Puppets - Green Super Flier HandPuppet(1612)

    £0.50

    Age Suitability: 3 Months +

    Is it a bird? it is a plane? No, its super flier! A green hand puppet super hero. With helmet and rocket attached to his back.
  • Available for hire

    1st Puppets - Pets(710)

    £1.00

    Age Suitability: 1 Month +

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  • Available for hire

    1st Puppets - Wild Animals(709)

    £1.00

    Age Suitability: 1 Month +

    5 puppets - giraffe, lion, tiger, monkey, elephant - suitable from birth