Resource Lending Library

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The Resource Lending Library offers high quality educational materials and professional equipment for parents, child care providers, teachers, and Early Childhood students. The Mobile Resource Van/Education Express is an extension of the library serving Cumberland County teachers and directors working with children birth to age five, not in kindergarten, and groups of individuals in the community.


  • Membership: To become a patron, individuals are required to complete an application and provide a picture ID.
  • Fees: The library is a free service with the exception of professional equipment fees. Late fees, damage fees, and cleaning fees apply for all materials and services if policies and procedures are not followed.
  • Library Materials: Materials are checked out for two weeks with one two-week extension upon request. Special due dates are available. All materials must be returned complete and disinfected. The following materials are available:
    • Professional books, periodicals, videos
    • Parenting books
    • Children's books
    • Active play equipment (slides, trikes, etc)
    • Manipulatives (puzzles, sorting/classifying games, etc)
    • Literacy materials (books, kits, felt stories, puppets, etc)
    • Dramatic play materials (dress-up clothes, dolls, kitchen utensils, farm animals, etc)
    • Musical instruments (drums, rhythm sticks, triangles, etc)
    • Science materials (magnets, science table, monoculars, life cycle materials, x-rays)
    • CD-ROMs, cassettes, DVDs