The Resource Library is available to Chatham County child care providers free of charge.

Hours

  • Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • To set up an after hours appointment: Call 919-542-7449 ext. 116 (Meredith) or 117 (Pam)

Laminator

  • Chatham County child care centers: 30 feet of free laminating per month.
  • Chatham County family child care homes: 10 feet of free laminating each month.
  • Additional laminating can be done at a fee of $0.50 per foot (exact change or check).
  • Our staff will laminate your materials for you. Drop them off at our office, and we will let you know when they are ready (usually within 2-3 days).

Die Cut Machine

  • The use of the die cut machine is free to Chatham County child care providers, but you must supply your own paper.
  • There lots of great ideas for ways to use the die cut machine for creating classroom activities.  We have created a board on our Pinterest page for ideas.

Library Materials for Check Out

Below is a list of SOME of our items. If you are looking for something specific, call and ask!

Theme Kits

  • Healthy Foods
  • Marbleworks
  • Colors
  • Inch by Inch
  • Spring
  • The Farm
  • Winter
  • Bugs
  • Fall
  • I Like Myself
  • The Ocean
  • Multicultural Music
  • Feelings
  • Community Helpers
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Pets
  • Shapes
  • ABC’s
  • Numbers
  • Transportation
  • Boxes
  • Balls
  • Outer Space
  • Bears
  • Animals
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
  • Brown Bear
  • Blind Prop Box

Fine Motor Materials

Tinker Toys

Pegs and peg boards (over age two)

Zip, button, snap vests set

Lace, button, zip, buckle, tie, board set

Large color links

Lace & Trace Train

Flex blocks

Small shape links

Monkey Builders

Math Materials

Button Sequencing game

Balance scales

Dinosaur counters

Tangram shapes

Tangram shapes with shape pictures

Small square colored blocks

Number peg boards

Toy flip phones  (5)

Counting, colored, sorting flogs

Wooden counting bears (up to 20)

Box of measuring items

Color shape bingo

Shadow match game

Don’t spill the beans game

My first balance scales

Balance scales

Puzzle Games

Numbers 1 to 20

Color match game (3 ways to play)

People at work puzzle match

Butterfly life cycle dominoes

Treasure in the Sea – counting up to 30

Memory match game

Puzzles

Children of the world (preschool)

Enchanted castle – 60 pieces

Castle floor puzzle – 48 pieces

Animal Eye Spy Puzzle – 20 Animals -70 pieces

Eye Spy Insects & Plants -20 species – 70 pieces

Eye Spy Seaside puzzle – 20 living items

Wooden Puzzles

Bald eagle – 25 pieces

Family at the beach – 12

Girl at the doctor’s office – 12

Parts of a Flower – 7

Veterinarian w/ cat – 12

Transportation puzzle w/ knobs – 8 non-interlocking pieces

Ice Cream Parlor – 12

Literacy

Large Tactile board letters

Small wooden letters

Tell me about this picture cards

Storytelling Picture cards

Sequencing and story-telling cards

Children of the world memory game

English & Spanish word cards

Safety sequencing cards (sort of outdated)

Blues Clues sequencing cards

Fruit and vegetable puzzle pieces

Puppets

Blocks & Accessories

Unit blocks and planks

Wooden tree “cookies”

Small set of wooden blocks

3 bins of various plastic animals

Dramatic Play

Baby Dolls w/ accessories

Baby doll wooden bed

Baby doll cots (2)

Grass skirts (2) and Leis

Cash register w/ play money

Sliceable foods

Plastic Foods set

Pots, pans, & dishes set

Wooden kitchen unit

Place setting mats (8)

Science

Bug catchers

Magnifying glasses

Tweezers

Sensory Blocks

Small Insects & Frogs

Test tube kits

Animals with Skeleton cards

Natural materials (magnolia cones, buckeyes, accords)

Music

Bin of musical instruments

Dancing scarves

Children’s CD’s

Physical Activity

Plastic Rings (10 – 15” hoops & 7 – 19” hoops)

Bag of 10 medium sized playground balls

Small Parachute 6ft.

Small Parachute 6 ft

Medium Parachute

Parachute 20 ft

Portable corn hole game

Bumpy Sensory balls from 4” to 10”

Bean Bags Flower/colors

Bean Bags red & blue square

2 Large buckets for bean bag toss

More balls

 

Just for School Age Children

Games      

Don’t Break the Ice

Sight Word Bingo

The Iguana Factor (multiplication)

Connect Four

Candyland

Chutes & Ladders

Tact 10 Matching Game

Cards

Dr. Seuss – Go Fish

National Geographic alphabet cards

Blink

Regular numbered playing cards

Common Core vocabulary cards (Grades 2, 4, 5, & 6)

Math Equation tiles

Other

Sorting trays

Resource books