The ELF provides child development resources which parents and child care providers can use to enhance early care and education experiences for young children. A variety of children's books, videos, topic resource books, resource kits and toys, and other items are available to library members. Memberships start at just $5 for individuals. Training and workshops are also offered as well as consumer materials in Spanish.

Smart Start Early Learning Facility (ELF)

Upcoming Events

Call the ELF at 910-212-6352

Annual Pajama Distribution

December 14, 4 - 7 p.m.

105 W. Main St., Whiteville

​Free pajamas sizes 6 months to 5T will be distributed in various colors and styles for girls and boys. 
Sorry, but we are unable to accommodate special style/color requests.

Each child may also receive a free book and a “goodie bag” while supplies last!

All children must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times. 

Major support was received from the
National Pajama Program &
Campbell Soup Supply Company!

 For more information, call the ELF at




The Smart Start Early Learning Facility (ELF) assists in the development of pre-literacy skills by promoting reading, writing, playing, singing and talking for children ages birth to five.

Columbus County Partnership for Children