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Furniture Pool and Toy Library (FPTL)

Contact: Ning Jiang - or - Veronica Aguirre 

Location: 234 North Catalina Ave (rear house)
Open every Thursday from 10:00 to 1:00 pm

Closed Holidays

Questions? Send an email to furnpool@caltech.edu

The Furniture Pool and Toy Library is staffed by volunteers from the CWC.  Members pay a small administration fee to participate.  Borrowers must be members of the CWC, or affiliated with Caltech, JPL, the Huntington Library, or associated Observatories, such as Carnegie. 

The Furniture Pool stocks a constantly changing inventory of strollers, high chairs, baby clothes, books, and other useful items for babies and children, as well as small household items. In order to fund new equipment purchases, a nominal donation is requested for most items (e.g., Infant Swing, $5).  All clothing and shoes are $0.25 apiece.  

The Toy Library has a varied collection of toys, including tricycles, puzzles and games, doll houses, ride-on toys, building toys, musical toys, and more.  Users may borrow a variety of toys for up to four weeks before returning them.

Donations of new and gently used baby and household items and toys are greatly appreciated.

The Furniture Pool and Toy Library (FPTL) is staffed by volunteers from the CWC.

  • We are hoping to expand our volunteer roster.  Contact Ning or Veronica (details above), or send e-mail to furnpool@caltech.edu

Donations of new and gently used baby and household items are greatly appreciated.

HIGH NEED ITEMS
High Chairs
Bassinets
Changing Tables
Children’s Books and Toys – in good condition, not missing any pieces
Nursing Pillows/Boppies
Toddler Beds
Vacuums
Toy Trains
Pots and Pans

MODERATE NEED
Baby Carriers (e.g. Baby Bjorns)
Cribs
Mattresses
Strollers in Good Condition

NO NEED (Currently)
Bathtubs
Potties
Infant Bouncers
Infant Swings

WE DO NOT ACCEPT
Broken, Dirty, and Dilapidated Items
Adult Clothing
Carseats (by law, we cannot accept these)
Children’s clothing for children older than preschool (age 5/6)
Plush/soft toys