Parent Teacher Resource Center

  • Check out the Parent Teacher Resource Center!

    The Parent Teacher Resource Center at Project Enlightenment is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am-5:00 pm. The PTRC offers a variety of resources including a library of books for adults and children, and a Production Area (adults only) to create materials to use with young children. Anyone that has or works with young children birth through Kindergarten age can find resources that include, but is not all-inclusive, on topics such as child development, parenting styles, discipline, self-regulation, social skills, sensory sensitivities, getting ready for kindergarten, as well as resources for teachers on classroom environment, behavior, and activity planning. See more information below.

    If you have questions or would like more information, email or call 919.694.8990

    The PTRC will continue to offer the “No-Contact Book Checkout” service.  Patrons may check out up to 6 books/items for a three-week period and pick them up Monday through Friday between 8:30 am- 4:30 pm. Flyer available here.

    To search our catalog:

    1. visit

    2. browse the catalog to choose books of interest to you

    3. email with the titles of the books/items you wish to request for check-out. If any books are unavailable, substitution with something of similar interest or on the same topic may occur. 

    Once your books are ready, you will receive notification that they are ready for pick-up at our back entrance. 

    If you are a new patron, complete the Patron Card and return it along with your book requests. English Patron Card here   Spanish Patron Card here

    If you have questions or would like more information, email or call 919.694.8990.

    A Friendly Reminder- Books must be returned to Project Enlightenment. Our book drop is available 24/7 and is located at the back of the building. The book drop is checked daily. 

    More information about PTRC Services 

    The Alice K. Burrows Parent Teacher Resource Center (PTRC) at Project Enlightenment contains a wide variety of resources:

    • Library for Parents and Teachers
    • Children's Library
    • Production Area
    • Teacher Resources
    • Publications
    • Diversity and Inclusion Materials
    • Community Information
    • Spanish Resources
    • Video Collection

    The lending library for adults and children includes over 8,000 books and other materials that address development, education, parenting and other related issues specific to children birth through kindergarten. Additionally, the PTRC provides resources on sensitive subjects such as divorce, new baby, grief, diversity, inclusion, etc.

    Download a brochure here: PTRC Brochure


    The PTRC has an extensive library of adult and children’s books, various publications, a video/DVD collection and a lateral file collection of articles and handouts. Copies of articles can be made at ten cents per printed page. Upon completion of a Patron Registration Card, Wake County residents can check out six books at a time for up to three weeks at a time.

    See the books we have available in our library by checking our catalog at

    Production Area

    The Production Area contains construction paper and poster board, a laminator, a bookbinding machine, and a large collection of Ellison Die Cuts in addition to various other materials. A user/materials fee may apply. Please remember to call ahead to ensure that the area is open and has not been reserved.  919-694-8990.

Inclement Weather

If schools are closed due to holidays or inclement weather, the PTRC will not be open.

  • Location
    501 S. Boylan Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603. Second floor. Please sign in at the Main Desk upon arrival.

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    Hours: The library is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 am-5:00 pm. The Production Center is open  8:00 am-4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

    Production Area Availability: Please call ahead if you wish to work in the Production Area to ensure that it is available. Occasionally, the area is reserved for use by a group, child care center or preschool. The number is 919-694-8990.

    Book Collection: Browse our collection of books for adults and children here. Wake County residents may check-out up to 6 books at a time for a three-week period.

    Teacher Workdays: The PTRC is open on Teacher Workdays.