Onslow County Partnership for Children:

We are a private non-profit agency that advocates and provides services for the healthy development of children, by building the strengths and capacities of families, care-giving professionals, and the communities in which they reside.

Resource Center

Recognizing that learning is an ongoing process, our Resource Center offers high quality educational materials and professional equipment for parents, childcare providers, teachers, Sunday school teachers, early childhood students, and anyone else who is interested in learning more about early child development. 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

FREE Membership Includes

  • Members may check out up to 5 educational kits for up to 30 days
  • Members also receive the Onslow Kids newsletter and other information


The Resource Center offers two types of individual memberships: Standard and Enhanced. Memberships are renewed annually. All members will be photographer and issued a membership card. Members are required to check in with the OCPC staff member upon entrance into the resource center and have their membership verified. Members who do not have their card with them, may show another valid form of photo ID.

Check-Out Privilege: Members are entitled to borrow items from the Resource Center such as books, toys, manipulatives, videos, tapes and CDs for up to 30 days.

Cost of Memberships as of January 1, 2016 are as follows:

Membership Type Check Out Workroom Access # of Members Fee
Standard 5 items N/A 1 No cost
Enhanced 10 items 1 $20.00/yr

Additional services for enhanced membership holders

Service Fee Specifics
Copying .10 per side Only black and white copies are made by staff members upon request. No color copies can be made. (all copy right laws and regulations apply.)
Lamination $1.00 per foot

Members should expect to have their laminiation picked up within 24 hours.
Note: OCPC is not liable for damage to materials left for lamination

Poster Board $1.00 per sheet 4 ply sheets available in white & various colors
Bulletin Board Paper $1.00 per foot Fadeless paper; rolls are 4 feet wide; available in various colors
Foam Sheets $1.00 per sheet Multi-colors available; 9"x6' size sheets
Felt Squares $1.00 per sheet Colors and patterns
Book Binding $2.00 per book Includes binding spiral, front and back cover

Locations and Hours

101 North Plain Road
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday's from 1:00-5:00pm