Lending Library

Everyone is welcome to visit, browse and borrow from our lending library, which has over 650 books, videos and cassettes, including books to help children understand death and dying.  The lending library is open to the public from Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm and is located at our office, 191 Canal Street in Brattleboro.  All of the books listed in the suggested reading section of the website are available.

Donations of books or funds to our lending library are always welcome!

“Grief has an absolutely transformative power. When we lose someone, we lose what they gave us, whether it’s economic security, love or guidance. Taking these functions upon ourselves, or finding new ways to achieve what we have lost, can be an enriching experience. Think of one special way that person had of being. What we most appreciated is what we yearn and grieve for—and by making that quality stronger in ourselves, we keep the spirit of our loved one alive.”  

~from I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye: surviving, coping and healing after the sudden death of a loved one, by Brook Noel & Pamela D, Blair, Ph.D, available in our library