The Eva L. Hansen Learning Library offers high quality education material and professional equipment for families, child care professionals, child care facilities and early childhood students. The following are some of the wonderful items that are available within the library:

  • Professional books, periodicals and videos
  • Parenting books
  • Children’s books
  • Active play equipment (slides, trikes, etc.)
  • Manipulatives (puzzles, sorting/classifying games, etc.)
  • Literacy Materials
  • Dramatic Play Materials
  • Musical Instruments
  • Science Materials
  • CD-ROMS, cassettes and DVDs


To become a member of the library a completed application and picture ID is required. There is a $5.00 annual membership fee; as well as certain equipment fees, late fees, damage fees, and cleaning fees for all materials and services if policies and procedures are not followed. Policies and procedures will be given to each patron upon initial application for membership.

Materials are checked out for two weeks with one two-week extension upon request. The Mobile Resource Van (Education Express) is an extension of the library serving Cumberland County early childhood professionals and other approved community groups.

Story & Art Time and Play Dates

The Learning Library proudly offers Story & Art Time and Play Dates for children birth to five, twice a month, in cooperation with the Cumberland County Public Library. Visit our Facebook events page to see a list of current activity themes. Activities are free and open to the public, to register to attend please contact:

Bobbi Capps, Resource Services Consultant, at (910) 826-3044 or

Registration is required no later than three days prior to the date of the event.