our library

The Gathering Place is proud to offer our collection of books on all things pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and parenting related. Participating in our lending library allows you to read the book or watch the movie in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace. It also allows you to share the book with your partner, other children, mother, friend or anyone else participating in the special time of your pregnancy. We ask that borrowed items are returned in the same condition as they were loaned to you. Our library contains a variety of resources including books, DVDs, textbooks and training manuals.

Featured topics include:

• fertility/pre-conception
• pregnancy/childbirth
• natural childbirth/ homebirth
• breastfeeding
• postpartum
• early parenting
• early childhood development
• care of infants and toddlers

Up to two books oe movies are loaned for two weeks at a time (renewable if more time is required). Our members receive access to the lending library as part of the service provided to them. Anyone else wishing to borrow a book or movie will be required to submit a $15 security deposit, which will be refunded in full (or in part if the book/video is damaged or not returned for an extended amount of time) when the item is returned. Late books/DVDs will incur a late charge of $0.25 cents/day.

Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to know more about how the lending library works, or to reserve a book or movie for pick-up. If you have an item you would like to donate, or know of a resource that you feel should be part of our Lending Library, please contact us . We cannot obtain all titles, but will consider all submissions to continue the growth of our library and provide our families with the best resources available.