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. Thanks!
New programming at the PTLL!
"Big Kids" Pajama Party!
Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 pm for "big kids" ages 6-9 and their younger siblings
Shake up your family's routine and let your "big kid" run off some energy at the toy library. They can even come in their PJ's! Give yourself a break and do dinner out or just come to have fun. We hope to see you there!
Kids with Special Needs Night
Starting in April, the second Thursday of the month from 5:30-9:00 pm
Does your family include a child with special needs? We want to be a safe and fun space for you! On the second Thursday of the month starting April 10th, we will be open from 5:30-9:00 pm *just* for children with special needs, their siblings, and their grownups. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make these evenings more accessible to your family!
Open Evening Hours at the PTLL!
The PTLL would like to start offering evening hours as an option for those who can only make it to the toy library after work or school. If you are interested in extending our hours until 8 pm, please consider volunteering for a shift on Thursday, March 27. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more info. Thank you!
New Moms (and Dads) Hour
Tuesdays 11 am - 12 pm in the infant area
If you're a new mom or dad or just new to the area, come on by to meet some other parents who can relate. Meet in the infant area and let your little one make some new friends, too!
Women's Health Speaker at PTLL in March
Pregnant? Postpartum? Ever wondered what can be done to alleviate common prenatal and postpartum symptoms (back pain, pelvic pain, and urinary incontinence)?Come hear a casual presentation and question & answer session with Lara Henke, a Women's Health Physical Therapist at the Center for Rehabilitation Services in Squirrel Hill on Tuesday, March 18th at 12:30pm. We'll meet in the "library corner" at the PTLL.
KID'S ART GROUP continuing at 3pm on Thursdays through spring! (PLEASE NOTE: ART GROUP CANCELED 3/6 and 3/13)
Come in and join a Carlow College teacher in training to help your child create a free, process-based art project.
WIN WIN KUNG FU here on Wednesdays from January 15 through March 26, 2014
Kung Fu Panda
Beginner Kung Fu
Your first visit to the PTLL is free!
The Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library, a cooperative run by volunteers, is an indoor playspace, also offering a toy lending library, for children, birth through kindergarten, and their caregivers. We're located in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh.
Our playspace features abundant toys encouraging imaginative play, gross-motor development, and artistic expression.
We have a lending library of over 400 toys that members may borrow for home use.
Our playspace is available to members and non-members for private party rental.
The latest news:
New Art Class for Grown Up start in March 2014
Melissa Tai, member of the PTLL will hold an art class for grown-ups on Monday evenings. See the link above to RSVP and reserve your space todayArt Group on Thursdays at 3 PM
The Art Group will be back Thursday, January 16! Come in and join a Carlow College teacher in training to help your child create a free, process-based art project.
New Year 2014 Giving
We are so happy to have ended 2013 with new members and some wonderful toys.
We want to make 2014 another great year with more membership and more high-quality toys! Please consider making a donation today for our scholarship fund and/or toy fund here.
Center for Women
Thank you Lindsey for the fantastic information session on Tuesday, January 14!
To learn more, visit Center for Women (CFW) on the web or in person. CFW is a new agency located in the Squirrel Hill area of Pittsburgh. The Center focuses on helping women in transition--for example, those that are stay at home moms looking to re-enter the work force, have suffered a job loss, separation/divorce, or death of spouse. The Center for Women offers a variety of interesting workshops each month, law consults, a mentoring program, and an internship program."
Superworld Superhero Training Academy
Thank You to Martin and his Superhero Training Academy for a great class in the fall--happy you're coming back for the Kung Fu classes!