Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County's Resource Room is full of themed activity tubs, big books, and CD's available for check-out for two weeks at no cost. An Ellison Machine (list of cutouts) with a large variety of die cuts is available for use at the office, as well as a laminator (user must provide laminating pouches).

As always, our materials are available at the Children & Youth Partnership office during office hours, Monday-Thursday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, and Friday: 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. 

Available kits are based on themes such as the Farm, Community Helpers, Outdoor Play and Nature, Active Play, Ocean Life, Senses, and much more. Each kit is filled with appropriate play and learning items, such as puzzles, puppets, books, games, and activities. Also available for check-out are child-sized picnic tables, a toddler-sized balance beam, a dog-shaped bean bag toss, a puppet stage, and more! Materials in the Resource Room are primarily geared towards children ages 0-5 years-old. There are also reference books and teaching materials that address a variety of relevant topics pertaining to young children. 

In order to use the lending library, an agreement form needs to be printed and filled out.  If you prefer, you can come by our office to fill out the form. 

For a complete listing of all of our resource lending library materials, click here: Resource Room

Children & Youth Partnership is seeking volunteers to come in a few hours a week to clean the resource kits and possibly pick-up and deliver kits. Any suggestions for materials you would like to see in the Resource Room are welcome by sending us a message at or by calling 252-441-0614.

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Active Play Items

Active Play


Active Play 2 Items

Active Play 2


Bugs and Insects Items

Bugs & Insects  


Community Helpers Items

Community Helpers


 Construction Items



Dental Health Items

Dental Health


Dinosaur Items



Dr. Seuss Items

Dr. Seuss    


Dramatic Play Items

Dramatic Play


Fall Items



Farm Items



Gardening Items



Grocery Store Items

Grocery Store


Human Body Items

Human Body


Infant Items



Jungle Items



Letter Items



Math Concepts

Math Concepts


Multi Cultural Items



Musical Instrument Items

Musical Instruments


Nifty System Items

Nifty System  


Number Items



Nutrition Items



Ocean Life Items

Ocean Life  


Outdoor Play Items

Outdoor Play


Personal Care Items

Personal Care


Science Items



Senses Items



Summer Items



Toddler Items



Transportation Items



Social Items



Spring Items



Weather Items



Winter Items



Zoo Items