Toy Lending Library

PQCHC’s free toy lending library provides Ottawa’s west end children with recreational and educational toys that they can take home to enjoy in their own space.

As renowned educator Maria Montessori famously said, “Play is the work of the child.” Play is an important element of a child’s emotional, physical and cognitive development, stimulating imagination and creativity. PQ’s knowledgeable staff can assist families in selecting toys that are age appropriate and demonstrate how to use the toys to extend learning.

Resource kits are also available to Early Years Educators for use in childcare and school settings. Resources and toys are available in both English and French (additional limited materials are also available in other languages).

Pinecrest-Queensway’s toys are safe for all ages, and are thoroughly sanitized prior to lending. Toys can be signed out for a two week period. For more information on PQ’s toy lending library hours and procedures, call 613-820-4922 ext. 3650, or view the calendar.