Child Resource Center

Child Resource Center - Lending Library

14341 Yale Avenue
Heritage Park, Irvine

Holiday CRC Hours

In order to ensure continued quality of materials available to you, the Child Resource Center (CRC) Lending Library will be conducting the annual Educational Toy Inventory beginning November 23.  The last day to check-out educational toys for 2016 will be Wednesday, November 23. All books, CDs and DVDs will continue to be available for checkout throughout November and December. Toys will be available for check-out beginning Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Hours

- The CRC will be open 12-5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, from November 23 - December 29, 2016.
- The CRC will return to regular hours, 12 – 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, beginning Tuesday, January 3, 2017.
- Lending library items may be returned between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday.  Check out is available during CRC open hours only.

Holiday Closures

- Thursday, November 24 – Thanksgiving Day
- Monday, December 26 – In observance of Christmas
- Monday, January 2 – In observance of New Year’s Day

We hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

If you have any questions, please contact dcastaneda@cityofirvine.org

Regular Hours: Monday - Thursday, noon-8 p.m.
Phone: 949-724-6721

The CRC is a member-based lending library for families and early childhood education professionals.
Come in and take a tour!

Lending Library

  • Tools to support every area of children's development from birth through school age including:
    • Educational toys- Math manipulatives, music and movement materials, emergent literacy resources, science materials
    • Children's books to extend early learning
    • Children's music CDs: Classical, jazz, world music and contemporary children's artists
  • Child development, parenting, activity and curriculum books
  • Family child care business reference materials
  • DVDs and training materials for parents and early childhood educators
  • Ages and Stages Questionnaires 3 – developmental screening tool for children ages 4 months to 5 years
  • Lamination and Ellison die cut machines

Child Resource Center Online Library Catalog

Search* the catalog of over 3,000 items.

*Search by subject, title or author. Educational toys are searchable by title, subject area or age group including: Toddler toy, preschool toy or school age toy. Detailed search instructions

New educational toys available

Ball Maze
Community Helpers Puzzle
Design and Drill Brightworks
Doctors Office
Jef the Dog Pyramid Building Blocks
Literacy Kit - Kids Around the World
Lock and Roll Rescue Garage
Make N' Break Junior
Map My Town
Match it! Who am I?
STEM Robot Mouse Coding Activity Set
Sum Swamp
Tangoes Jr.
Train Floor Puzzle

Membership

Membership is required to check out resources or use equipment at the CRC. To become a member, visit the CRC, take a tour, complete a membership application and agreement and submit with payment. Group memberships are available to agencies with multiple staff members approved to use the CRC. Annual membership rates listed below.

 Membership Type  Irvine Residents  Non-Irvine Residents
 Individual $25 $30
 Student $22 $27
 Small School (3-9 Staff) $75 $80
 Medium School (10-20 Staff) $100 $105
Large School (30+ Staff) $125 $130

 

There is a Little Free Library everyone is welcome to use located in the Center.