Address: 9830 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046

Hours: 8:00AM - 4:45PM Monday - Friday with a few exceptions

The Resource Center is closed the second Monday of every month and follows the Howard County Government holiday observance schedule.

Child Care

Resource Room Information

Our Resource Room includes a library of books on child development, curriculum, business skills, and other topics that are important to child care providers and center staff. Equipment that may be useful in enhancing your program includes a laminator, die-cut machines, a copier, and a book-binding machine. Anyone who works with children is welcome to use the Resource Room - family provider or center staff, home-schoolers, teachers at public, private, or religious schools, scout leaders, etc.

Equipment and Fees

Laminating: $0.75 per foot

Book Binder: $.50 per binding comb

Copying (black/white only): $0.10 per copy on your paper, $0.12 per copy on our white paper, $0.15 per copy on our colored paper

Paper by the Sheet: White Copy Paper: $0.05 per sheet, Colored Copy Paper: $0.10 per sheet, Construction Paper: $0.10 per sheet, Cardstock: $0.10 per sheet 

Die Cuts: Use of the die-cut machine is free if you bring your own paper; otherwise, you may purchase sheets (see price list above). We have 4" Upper and Lower Case Alphabet & Numbers, 1” Upper and Lower Case Alphabet , puzzle makers, game pieces, lacing die cuts and over 125 objects. The Resource Room die cuts are free to use if you bring your own paper! View a List of Die Cuts in Resource Room

Freebies: We stock many current publications, catalogs, and information sheets from different sources; visitors are welcome to browse and pick up anything they need.

Questions: For more information about our Resource Room, please call 410-313-1940 (voice/relay).

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