Early Childhood Resource Center

The Early Childhood Resource Center is designed especially for parents, child care providers and anyone who works with young children. Books, activity guides, DVD's, children's books and Kids on the Block puppets are available for borrowing at no charge. The ECRC is brought to you by the Cambridge Public Library and the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. For more information, please call the Main Library Children’s Room at 617-349-4038 or Children’s Services at 617-349-4409.

The ECRC is located in the spacious new Children's Room of the Main Library. You are invited to browse and borrow these materials whenever you visit. Or, you may request items be sent to your home library through the Minuteman Library Online Catalog. To search the ECRC collection in the Online Catalog, go here. Click Submit to view the materials belonging to the ECRC collection, or you may limit the selection further by Format, Location, or Language.

Throughout the year, the Greater Boston ECRC presents programs for adults about children and their development. Be sure to check this Website for upcoming events.

There are four other ECRC’s in Massachusetts.

  • Northeast area: Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main Street, Haverhill, MA 01830-5092, 978-373-1586/1588 x626. Contact: Alissa Lauzon or Kathy Alexander. Visit website.
  • Southeast area: Norfolk Public Library, 139 Main St., Norfolk, MA 02056 508-258-3380 x3. Contact: Robin Glasser, Director or Connie Jones. Visit website.
  • Cape & Islands Area: Falmouth Public Library, 300 Main St., Falmouth, MA 02540, 508-457-2555. Contact: Laura Ford . Visit website.
  • Western area: Springfield City Library, 220 State St., Springfield, MA 01103, 413-263-6828 x201. Contact: Christin LaRocque. Visit website.

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