Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Published on 09/15/15

1. What is Philippine Toy Library?
Philippine Toy Library (PTL), under the Children’s Community Play Area, Inc., is a SEC registered, non-profit organization, which aims to bring happiness to Filipino children through play. You may visit our YouTube channel to get to know more about our advocacy. Watch Philippine Toy Library’s videos.

2. What can I do to help PTL?
There are three general ways on how you can help PTL. You may donate, share or partner with us!

3. I want to donate! What are the kinds of toys and books PTL receive? Where shall we drop them off?
PTL receives brand new and second-hand toy and book donations. Make sure that the toys and books are still in good condition and usable. Click here for a more detailed list of toys. For the books, we strongly recommend children’s books, good for ages 3 to 10 years old. You can drop them off at #56 Esteban Abada St., Brgy. Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Mondays to Fridays, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. For weekend drop-offs, please e-mail us first at

4. I want to share my time to the existing PTL communities! What do I do?
E-mail us at to set a meeting with the PTL team to discuss about your plans. For more information on what you can do, click here.

5. I want to partner with PTL! What do I do?
E-mail us at to set a meeting with the PTL team to discuss about your plans. For more information on what you can do, click here.

6. Where are the Toy Libraries in the Philippines? When can we possibly visit them?
You may get an overview of our Toy Libraries all over the country by clicking here. The sites have different operation schedules. If you are interested to visit one site, with the kids around, please coordinate with us first by sending us an e-mail (

7. We want to have a play area in our place. What do we need?
a. It would help if there is already an existing program for kids in your proposed area (i.e. feeding program, tutorial, sports, etc.). Also, it is important that your proposed area is free of charge.
b. There should be a physical space for your proposed play area. It can be a corner in big room.
c. If a physical space is not available but you have a program for children, you may avail of the PTL Mobile wherein toys and books are placed in a plastic bin and it is brought around the community.
d. A Toy Library coordinator (usually a teacher for public school and daycare set-up; and a social worker for orphanage and special facility set-up) should be available in the proposed area. He/she is in charge of managing the playtime schedule and the kids who will play.
e. The proposing partner is the one who will shoulder the operating expenses of the area (utilities, coordinator salary, etc.). In setting-up the Toy Library, the proposing partner shall also find means of shouldering the labor costs.

You may view this video on how to set-up a toy library.

8. What is PTL’s counterpart in setting up the Toy Library?
Aside from the technology of setting-up, the toys and books will be PTL’s main contribution for the site.

9. After setting-up, what happens?
There is a Memorandum of Agreement, to be signed by the concerned parties, which details the responsibilities of PTL and the partner. Basically, part of PTL’s responsibilities are to continuously monitor the site, to replenish the toys and books after a year, and to link the toy library with other organizations interested to help.

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