A Space to Play
Our play space is designed to engage young children. We carefully select each item with the developmental needs of children from birth through kindergarten in mind. Some toys encourage children to imagine, play pretend, or create. Some encourage cognitive development through design and problem-solving. Some encourage physical development through big movement and active play. We have a special area for infants and a space just for art. We especially focus on toys that allow for open-ended play and avoid electronic toys.
Our play space is now open for members to enjoy in-person play! You MUST be an active PTLL member, complete a brief training, and register in advance for a play slot. Learn more about our Covid-19 play space guidelines!
Unfortunately, our play space remains closed to non-members for now.
We welcome you to join us as a lending-only member for just $30/year or as a regular member for a special price of only $50 for one year!
Our lending-only hours are subject to volunteer availability and therefore subject to change. Follow us on social media for the most up-to-date information about our hours, and we always encourage you to call the space at 412-682-4430 prior to visiting.
Infants and toddlers under age two will enjoy a special area just for them. This section of the space is surrounded by a gate to allow these youngest players to explore, safely separated from the more rambunctious older children. This section is designed for the tiniest babies, rollers, crawlers, and new walkers.
Our space also includes an eating area with kid-sized tables and chairs. Our kitchen has a sink, microwave, refrigerator, and Keurig for use by members and visitors. We stock coffee and a variety of kid-friendly snacks that can be purchased for a nominal fee.
Our play space is always changing and evolving! Our toys get a lot of love, and the normal wear-and-tear adds up. We phase out old, worn-out, and broken items to make room for exciting new toys. The space already looks a little bit different from these photos, but hopefully, they give you an idea of what to expect.
Our Art Room
In this creative space, your young artist can use any of our tools and materials as they design a masterpiece. We've got paints, markers, crayons, glue, tape, stencils, stamps, and so many other supplies. For some fun sensory play, your child can use our homemade play dough.