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 from birth through age 6 and their caregivers. We’re located on Centre Avenue in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, adjacent to the First United Methodist Church of Pittsburgh.

Your first visit is FREE!

Membership to the PTLL includes free family admission for one year as well as many additional perks!  Ask any Volunteer On Duty for membership information at the front desk or download our Membership Application Form from the website and become a member today!

Visitor fees are $5/child ($10 max per family) and children under 1 year are always free!  Visitor fees can be paid by cash or check at the PTLL or online before you come in.  (Please bring in printed receipt or email for online purchases.)

PTLL Programming!

New Mom & Dads Hour – Every Monday from 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!  Remember, children under 1 are always free!

Homeschool Wednesdays – Every Wednesday from 10 am – 12 pm

Enjoy everything the PTLL has to offer while meeting other homeschool families in the area.  Our Play Space has many resources for homeschool families, including the art room, reading area, imaginative play area and more, while our Toy Lending Library offers more than 400 toys, and includes many educational items for members to borrow to use at home.  For play groups larger than ten people, please contact us at scheduling@pghtoys.org so we can be adequately staffed.

Groups that meet at PTLL:

ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network)

Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every other month. Check our calendar or ICAN’s website for more information.

La Leche League – Pittsburgh East

Meets on the second Tuesday of the month starting at 6pm. This is open to Women, Babies, Children and Fathers. For more information, please visit http://www.lllpgheast.shutterfly.com/

The PTLL is closed for the following holidays:

New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Winter Holiday Closure: Dec. 24-25

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!