Early Childhood Resource Center

Welcome to the ECRC@FPL!

The Early Childhood Resource Center makes materials and resources available to adults within the early childhood community across the Cape & Islands. Aside from services and programs, the ECRC@FPL’s collection of resources is available for loan (at no cost) to parents, grand parents, teachers, students, administrators, child care providers, and others interested in the education and care of young children. The materials in the collection may be taken out with your CLAMS library card. If you do not have a CLAMS card, you may apply for one in the Children’s Room. The ECRC@FPL is sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.


How to search our ECRC Collections:

  • In order to view our entire collections, in the upper right hand corner you can see Catalog Search.
  • Where it says “Keyword” pull down the menu to “Local Call Number”.
  • Then type in ECRC in the blank box.
  • Click search.
  • From this screen you can then limit the list even further by clicking the “LIMIT/SORT SEARCH” button.

Special Collections Available:

There are currently 5 Resource Centers in Massachusetts:

Northeastern MA:
Haverhill Public Library

  • 99 Main Street
  • Haverhill, MA 01830
  • 978-373-1586/1588 x630
  • Contact: Leslie Todd or Kathy Alexander

Boston Area:
Cambridge Public Library

  • 449 Broadway
  • Cambridge, MA 02139
  • 617-349-4409
  • Contact: Daryl Mark

Southeastern MA:
Norfolk Public Library

  • 139 Main St.
  • Norfolk, MA 02056
  • 508-258-3380
  • Contact: Robin Glasser or Connie Jones

Cape & Islands:
Falmouth Public Library  (that’s us!)

  • 300 Main St.
  • Falmouth, MA 02540
  • 508-457-2555 x 5
  • Contact: Laura Ford x 2936

Western MA:
Springfield City Library

  • 220 State St.
  • Springfield, MA 01103
  • 413-263-6828
  • Contact: Rachel Keeler