Play It Again, Sam!


The Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library is pleased to partner with Play It Forward Pittsburgh as a drop-off site for its holiday toy drive this year.  From now through December 1, you can bring your gently used toys to the PTLL and leave them in the back closet.  If your donation does not fit in one of the large labeled bins, please make sure it is *clearly* marked for ‘Play It Forward‘.  On Saturday, December 8th, families in need will be able to “shop” among the donated items for their children at the Play It Forward shopping location.  What an easy way to clear out some of our own clutter while making the holidays brighter for other families!

Play It Forward will accept new or gently used items for children ages 0 – 16.  This includes: toys, games, books, stuffed animals, bikes, movies (vhs and dvd), electronics (in working order), and sports equipment.  At this time we are not accepting clothes.  We are also accepting ziploc bags (especially large sizes) for organizing toys with pieces or dividing large amounts into multiple sets.

Please remember to organize and bag your toys together so they are ready to go and the pieces don’t get separated. Try to give us complete sets and toys in good (and clean) condition so they’re ready to go to a new home.  If toys require batteries, please take a moment to test the toys and make sure they are functional.

More information is available at or on Facebook at


The Presidential Elections are over…

but now the real elections at the PTLL can begin!  We’re seeking reviews of your family’s favorite toys from our collection!

Just print off the document below or pick one up at PTLL and drop it off for our Toy Coordinator starting next Monday.  We want to know what you love–whether it’s one of our floor toys or one from our lending collection!

Additionally, we’re working on building our collection for your older school aged siblings (ages 6+) and we’re ready to do some give our checkbook some exercise to buy some new items!  If you have any ideas to add to our wish list, please email Katy at