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Early Childhood Resource Center

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, Early Childhood Coordinator

Welcome to the Early Childhood Resource Center. Funded by the Massachusetts Dept. of Early Education and Care and housed at the Norfolk Public Library, a variety of materials, services, and programs are available to teachers, administrators, students, child care providers, parents, and anyone who works with young children. Professional resource books, parenting books, videos & dvds, teaching curriculum kits, themed picture books, big books, and many other items are available for borrowing at no charge.
Four ways to borrow materials:
  • You are always welcome to come in to browse the Early Childhood Resource Center and select the items you want --- all you need is a SAILS library card. If you don’t have one, we’ll issue one to you. There is no charge to any Massachusetts resident.
  • If you live or work in a city or town in the SAILS area, place a hold on the item(s) you want and they’ll be delivered to your local public library.
  • If you have an Old Colony, Minuteman, CW-MARS, or other library card issued through a Massachusetts library network, find the items you want to borrow from our listing below (or use the on-line catalog I-Bistro), then request them through the Virtual Catalog.  They will be delivered to your home library.
  • Call the ECRC department at 508-528-3380 x. 8 or send an email to with your request. You can request specific titles, authors, or themes. We’ll send them out through the library delivery system to your home library.

Web Links
The Department of Early Education and Care
EEC Mission
Draft 2007 Kindergarten Learning Activities
Engaging with families in Out-of-School Time Learning
Ellison Die Cut Machine
Picnic Playgroup

Where are there other Early Childhood Resource Centers (ECRC)?
There are currently 5  Resource Centers in Massachusetts:
Boston area:
Cambridge Public Library
Longfellow School
359 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139

Southeast area:
Norfolk Public Library
139 Main St.
Norfolk, MA 02056
Contact:Sarah Ward
Cape  & Islands Area:
Falmouth Public Library
300 Main St.
Falmouth, MA  02540

Western area:
Springfield City Library
220 State St.
Springfield, MA 01103

Last Updated: Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016
Questions and Comments are welcome. 
Norfolk Public Library, 139 Main Street, Norfolk, MA 02056    Phone: 508-528-3380   FAX: 508-528-6417