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September 3, 2022

ECE Lending Library Open House

Saturday, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

The Trying Together ECE Lending Library is available for early learning providers to borrow an array of materials for their programs. In an effort to be more accommodating for instructors outside of classroom hours, the Library has a standing open house on the first Saturday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Library Access

Visitors can park in the lot on the right side of the building, or on the street. Please do not park in the Carriage House Children’s Center parent pick up and drop off spots.

To enter the building, please come to the side entrance on the right side of the building. From the directory, please page to find “Lending Library” and follow the instructions on the pin pad to dial the Library. A staff member will buzz you in. If you are unable to reach someone from the directory, please call or text Allison at 412-515-4988. NOTE: Face masks are required to enter the building and must be worn at all times inside. Take the stairs or elevator to the second floor and make a left. The Library is located in room 204 on the right hand side.

Checking Out

  1. Pick the items you want to borrow.

  2. Use a smartphone to scan the QR code on one of the items to access the check out form. An iPad with the form will be available for those who don’t have access to a smartphone.

  3. Complete the form and note which items you will be borrowing.

  4. Anyone borrowing an InspireBoard must sign an additional paper form, which will be available at the Library.

Consider bringing a rolling cart to transport the items.

Returning Items

Items must be returned to the ECE Library within 30 days. Consider bringing a rolling cart to transport the items.

Clothing must be washed and items must be sanitized before they are returned. Items also will be cleaned and sanitized once they are returned and before they are put back on the Library shelves.


For questions about borrowed items, please contact the ECE Learning Library by emailing library@tryingtogether.org.


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5604 Solway Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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