Early Childhood Resource Center

ECRC Brain Building Sign Logo ImageAn Early Childhood Resource Center or ECRC is a place that features a variety of resource materials for the early childhood community.

Located in the Children’s Department at the Haverhill Public Library, the Northeast Early Childhood Resource Center provides materials for loan (at no cost) to teachers, students, administrators, child care providers, parents and anyone interested in the care and education of young children. Our collection includes a variety of resources for parents, teachers, and caregivers including books, videos, and magazines which are part of the Parent-Teacher collection in the Haverhill Public Library’s Children’s Room.

The ECRC also purchases special material such as teacher kits, big books, and public performance dvds.

On Site Resources

As an ECRC, the Haverhill Public Library Children’s Room has the following materials available to anyone in Massachusetts who is involved in the field of Early Childhood Education:

  • Themed Kits
    A selection of themed teacher kits are available for teachers to check out.
  • Big Books
    Oversized picture books in fiction and non-fiction are available to teachers for classroom use. We also have titles available in Spanish.
  • Ellison Machine & Die Cuts
    Die Cuts are great for bulletin board decorations or craft projects. Please call 978-373-1586 x626 to schedule an appointment. You must provide your own paper.
  • Public Performance Videos
    These videos come with public performance rights and are perfect for classroom viewing.

Online Resources

Massachusetts ECRCs

There are currently 5 Resource Centers in Massachusetts:

Northeast area:
Haverhill Public Library
99 Main Street
Haverhill, MA 01830-5092
www.haverhillpl.org
978-373-1586 x626
Contact: ECRC Coordinator Kathy Alexander

Boston area:
Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139
www.cambridgepubliclibrary.org
617-349-4040
Contact: Daryl Mark

Southeast area:
Norfolk Public Library
139 Main St.
Norfolk, MA 02056
library.virtualnorfolk.org
508-258-3380
Contact: Robin Glasser, Director or Connie Jones

Cape & Islands area:
Falmouth Public Library
300 Main St.
Falmouth, MA 02540
www.falmouthpubliclibrary.org
508-457-2555
Contact: Leslie Morrissey, Director or Judith Blaisdell

Western area:
Springfield City Library
220 State St.
Springfield, MA 01103
www.springfieldlibrary.org
413-263-6828
Contact: Christin LaRocque

The ECRC is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.