Play, Laugh and Learn!

The Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library, a cooperative run by volunteers, is an indoor play space and toy lending library for children birth through kindergarten and their caregivers. We’re located in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

Your first visit the PTLL is free!

Regular visit fees are $5/child, up to a max of $10/visit.
Visitor fees can be paid in cash or check at PTLL or online before you come in
(If you pay online, please bring in printed receipt or email so we can confirm)

New Mom & Dads' Hour at PTLLNew Mom & Dads’ Hour – Mondays 11 am – 12 pm

If you are a new mom or dad in the area, come on by to meet some other parents who can relate! Meet in the Infant Play Area, and let your little one make some new friends too!


Wednesday Night Pajama Parties at PTLLWednesday Night Pajama Party
Wednesdays from 6-8 pm

Shake up your family’s routine, and let your “Big Kid” run off some energy in the Library. They can even come in their PJ’s! For kids ages 9 and under.


Art Groups at PTLLArt Group – Thursdays at 3 pm

Come in and join a Carlow College Teacher-in-Training and help your child create a free, process-based art project.

(Please call ahead for confirmation.)


Kids with Special Needs Night at PTLLKids with Special Needs Night
2nd Thursday of each month, 
5:30 – 8:00pm

Does your family include a child with special needs? We want to be a safe and fun space for you! Please let us know how we can help make these evenings more accessible to your family.

Groups that meet at PTLL:

ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network) - meets the 3rd Tuesday of every other month (September, November, January). Check our calendar or ICAN’s website for more information.

Homeschool Co-op of Pittsburgh meets on the first Monday of the month from 3-5 pm starting in October. For more information, please visit http://www.pghhomeschoolcoop.org/


WINTER WEATHER REMINDER: When the weather is affecting driving conditions and/or PPS is operating on a delay, it’s a good idea to call the PTLL first (412-682-4430) to make sure our volunteers have been able to brave the roads. Thank You!