you supply the kids.
we supply the parts.
The Playbrary is a library of toys, games, art supplies, and disposable materials for play.
We provide the ingredients for unstructured free play, supporting children to create meaningful and immersive experiences with inexpensive materials and loose parts for you to play with here or bring home.
The Playbrary sparks confidence, creativity, and gives children the agency to reimagine their world. We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to play.
VALUE OF LOOSE PARTS
one person's trash
is another's treasure
Loose parts help kids find their voice and decide how they want to play.
Loose parts can be natural or synthetic, they can be moved, carried, combined, redesigned, lined up, taken apart, and put back together in multiple ways.
We believe in the value of blocks and sticks, cardboard and crates, ropes and buttons, rocks and fabric...the only limit of the parts is the imagination of the player.
help keep the
Donate your stuff:
Help us fill our shelves! Donations keep the Playbrary going and help us provide endless entertainment to Philadelphia families.
Donate your time:
Interested in volunteering?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Donate your money:
Want to help sustain the Playbrary? Donate to our organization! You can do a one-time, monthly, or annual donation at the link below.
Playbrary is a project of Studio Ludo, a 501c3 organization. All donations are tax deductible.
learn how you can
join the playbrary
Membership is free!
Drop in at any time during our working hours to see how wonderful loose parts play can be. You can also take play items home for up to 30 days!