Library Living: PPLD’s Toy Library


Does your family own a Pikler triangle? A rocker/balance board? A push walker? Ride on toys? No? Neither does mine! But I know how your family can have access to any one of these toys for 3 full weeks at a time for FREE! 


The Pikes Peak Library District’s Toy Library, that’s how! 

Any PPLD library designated as a “Family Place Library” will have a toy library with these kinds of toys, specifically for children ages 0-5, to check out for 21 days. The Family Place Libraries in town are Cheyenne Mountain, East, Fountain, 21C, Penrose, and Sand Creek. You must have a library card in good standing, and must complete a Toy Library waiver before checking out any toys. 

The PPLD website has a Toy Library catalog, showing all the different toys patrons can check out at each participating library (though this does not guarantee the availability of a toy). Their catalog shows pictures of each toy, gives details about the toy, and lists benefits to using the toy. These toys help develop fine and gross motor skills, as well as imaginative play, and sensory stimulation.

These toys are often more expensive toys that families may not have the financial ability to own themselves, so it is VERY nice that the PPLD owns several of these for families to borrow! It could also be a good idea to check out a toy if you’re on the fence about purchasing one yourself, so you can try it out to know if it’s a good fit for your family, before committing to a large toy. 

Have you ever checked out a toy from the PPLD Toy Library? I’m sure your little ones loved it! 

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