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  • From Here to Diversity Series: 18 Books for Latinx Children and Young Adults

    Mar 10, 2020 | 17:25 pm

    The SERC Library Blog continues its “From Here to Diversity” series dedicated to providing 18 exciting book recommendations for children, preteens, and young adults that recognize the importance of diverse representation in reading materials. This week, we are shedding some more light on diverse representation by choosing 18 novels that[…]

  • From Here to Diversity Series: 18 Books for African American and African Children and Young Adults

    Feb 10, 2020 | 11:00 am

    According to a 2018 study on diversity in children’s books, only 10 percent of all published children’s books depicted characters of African American or African descent.* We are missing chances to have students authentically connect to stories, gain a greater understanding of themselves and others, and provide opportunities of self-affirmation.[…]

  • 4 Tips to Support Diversity in your Classroom through Books

    Jan 23, 2020 | 23:01 pm

    “Books are sometimes windows, offering views of worlds that may be real or imagined, familiar or strange. These windows are also sliding glass doors, and readers have only to walk through in imagination to become part of whatever world has been created and recreated by the author. When lighting conditions[…]


The SERC Library serves as a comprehensive Library/Resource Center with an extensive and current collection of research, reference, and instructional materials and resources related to education and social services. The Library was established to assist Connecticut education professionals, college/university students, families, and community members in achieving positive educational and life outcomes for all learners.

As one of the initial activities of SERC when it was founded in 1969, the Library continues to be a key contributor to the SERC vision of Equity. Excellence. Education.

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Hours of Operation

The SERC Libary is CLOSED until further notice (coronavirus/COVID-19)
  • Tuesday: 10:00 to 6:00
  • Wednesday: 10:00 to 4:00
  • Thursday: 10:00 to 6:00
  • Friday 10:00 to 4:00
  • Saturday 9:30 to 12:30
    (two Saturdays per month; check calendar below)
  • Closed Sunday & Monday

Library Closings
Administrative and Holiday

  • Closed until further notice due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)