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Toy Lending Library

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Explore, Discover, and Create!
Enrich a child’s world and enhance your child care business: Use Central Valley Children’s Services’ Resource and Toy Lending Library, at no cost to Fresno County residents. The Resource and Toy Lending Library is a community resource available to families, child care providers, students, educators and all members of the community.

CSN’s library collection consists of over 4,000 materials: fun and educational toys to support all areas of development, English and Spanish children’s books and music (CDs), instructional, and professional development books and videos. The resources available deal with subjects such as child development, ages and stages, early care and education, parenting, curriculum and activities, family issues, special need and many more topics.

toylibraryOur hours:
Monday through Thursday: 9am to 4pm
2nd Saturday of the month: 8am to 12pm
4th Monday of the month: 6pm to 9pm

• Submit an application, show valid ID with current address, and two current working telephone numbers (one for the member and one for a personal reference).

*An appointment is necessary to check out and return materials to the library, and to utilize any of the library services. Special arrangements can be made for drop off only by calling (559) 456-8195 Ext. 227 or Ext.  288.

*If you need to cancel your appointment, please let us know in advance.

Other Services offered:

Laminating (Hot laminating machine – no appointment required).
•$1.50 per foot
• Items up to 38 inches in width may be laminated.
• Pieces to be laminated need to be at least 5″ x 5″.
• Allow 2 business days for lamination.
• Items may be dropped off Monday to Friday from 9a.m. to 4p.m.

Bucher Paper
• .50¢ per yard or 4 yards for $1.50
• There is an assortment of colors available.

Construction Paper
• .05¢  per sheet.
• Construction paper is available in 30 different colors.

Button Maker
• .30¢ and .35¢ each button
• Magnetic and pin backs are available

Binding Machine
• Binding Combs are priced from .15¢ to  .45¢ per comb depending on size.
• Combs are available in different colors.

Ellison Die-Cut Machine Agreement
• $5.00 per year
• Providers must bring their own supplies.

Mobile Library:
This wonderful service allows the Resource and Toy Lending Library to bring educational resources in a monthly basis to child care providers in the rural communities of: Orange Cove-Reedley, Huron-Kerman, Selma – Parlier.

We welcome your comments on our resource materials, including recommendations of new items. For further information with any of our service please contact the Resource and Toy Lending Library desk at (559) 456-8195.

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