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Contact-Free Toy Lending

Our weekly lending hours are every Saturday from 10AM to 12PM.


Members who are unavailable during our Saturday hours may arrange to return/pick up toys at other times. Please contact us at to coordinate this!

Not a member yet? Currently, we are offering volunteer memberships for just $50 for one year or lending memberships for just $30 for one year.

How It Works

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Choose your Toys

First, pick out the toys that your family would like to borrow.  Our online catalog allows you and your children to search for lots of options and decide what you'd like to borrow this time!

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Reserve your Toys

Reserve toys by using our online catalog! Click below for step-by-step instructions. You may also send an email to with the bar codes (e.g., IP64) of the toys you would like.


You can enter requests throughout the week, but please be sure to submit online/email requests by 12:00 PM Friday.

We can also accept phone reservations DURING lending hours. Please call 412-682-4430 on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM ONLY.

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Pick up your toys

Unless you've made other arrangements, plan to pick up your toys on Saturday morning between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM. You will receive an email when your toys are ready.

The front door will be open, and a volunteer will have placed your items in our vestibule (the area between our front door and second, inner door).

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Enjoy your toys

We hope your kids have a blast with their borrowed toys! And if they're not such big fans -- no worries! Just return them early and swap for new ones!

And if you're so inclined, snap a few pics of the fun to share with us on Facebook!

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return your toys

Bring your toys back by their due date

(which you can check with our online catalog).

Be sure to reserve new toys & pick them up when you return the old ones!

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Health & Safety

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All volunteers who staff lending hours will be masked if they need to interact with anyone outside their household.


Volunteers will wash/sanitize their hands upon entering the space and prior to gathering reserved toys.


We quarantine returned toys for one week  before they become available to borrow again.


Weather permitting, our front door will be propped open for no-touch entry.


Although our play space is closed, volunteers help to clean the space throughout the week. We also continue to have regular professional cleanings.


Please wear a mask when you enter to pick up your toys. This applies to everyone over the age of two.


If possible, only one person per membership should enter the space to pick up toys.


If there is another member already in the vestibule when you arrive, please practice patience and maintain appropriate physical distance by waiting outside until they have finished.


Please properly clean and sanitize the toys before returning them.

We are so grateful to the volunteers who have stepped up to staff our lending hours and to clean toys/the space. Without them, we could not continue to offer lending to our members.

If you think you might be able to help us with lending or with cleaning, please reach out to We appreciate you!

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