Our team

Jeni

Jeni

Staff member extraordinaire

Jeni’s initial role at the Taupo Toy Library was as a toy library member back in November 2010. She and her children continually came in for over 4 years and all had lots of fun. When a position came available in August 2018 to work here  Jeni jumped at the chance to join the team. She has proved to be invaluable ever since. Always a smile, happy to help, makes a great cuppa. Just on the quiet,  her super power that makes her so great working here is she is a big kid at heart herself...a huge advantage when you work in a toy box.

Greg

Greg

Head of repairs and maintenance

Couldn’t do this without my Hubby Greg - I’m enormously grateful for his patience in letting the toys sometimes take over his garage and his skill level at keeping the toys in tip-top condition.

Brianna and Ashlee

Part time staff and full time toy testers

My daughters have both grown up around the toy library since they were 4 and 2 years of age. Over the time they have been very enthusiastic toy testers and helpers and they now both work part time helping in the toy library. I thoroughly enjoy working alongside them.

Mary-Anne

Owner operator

I joined the toy library back when my eldest was just 2 years of age and fell in love with the whole idea of it. When it came up for sale at the end of 2006 I didn’t need to think twice about taking it over. So in January 2007, I began one of the best jobs ever!!! I’ve learnt so much and enjoyed growing with it. Even after all this time it still feels brand new and we have lots of ideas we want to put into place.  Watch this space.

And not to be left out….our family dog Taz