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Lending Library Catalog

Members are eligible to borrow books, free of charge, from our private library of parenting resources! You can borrow up to three books at a time for a one-month time period. Books are available via porch pickup on (most) weekends.

It's easy to borrow! Just send an email here with the following information: titles you'd like to borrow, date of pickup (weekends only), and your text-enabled cell phone number (for return reminders). Just put "Lending Library Request" in the subject line.

Books that are currently out on loan will be in italics.


The Everything Get Ready for Baby Book, Katina Z Jones. 1998.

Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy, Mayo Clinic. 2011.

Heart & Hands: A Midwife’s Guide to Pregnancy and Birth (4th Edition), Elizabeth Davis. 2004.

The Mother of All Pregnancy Book, Ann Douglas. 2002.

Pregnancy Childbirth and the Newborn (4th Edition), Simkin Whalley Keppler Durham & Bolding. 2010.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting (5th Edition), Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel. 2016.

The Working Woman’s Pregnancy Book, Marjorie Greenfield MD. 2008.

Your Pregnancy and Childbirth Month to Month (5th Ed), The American College of OB/GYN. 2010.

Your Pregnancy Week by Week (8th Edition), Glade B Curtis MD MPH and Judith Schuyler MS. 2016.


Childbirth Without Fear, Grantly Dick-Read with foreward by Michel Odent. 1959/2004.

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, Ina May Gaskin. 2003.

Mother Rising: The Blessingway Journey into Motherhood, Cortland, Lucke & Watelet. 2006.

Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way (Revised Ed.), Susan McCutcheon. 1996.

Soul-Birthing, Linda Day-Schmal. 1997.

Postnatal & Breastfeeding

Depression After Childbirth (4th Edition), Katharine Dalton and Wendy M Holton. 2001.

Guide to Breastfeeding (Revised Edition), Dr Jack Newman & Teresa Pitman. 2014.

The Nursing Mother’s Companion (20th Anni), Kathleen Huggins RN MS. 2005.

The Nursing Mother’s Herbal, Sheila Humphrey BSc RN IBCLC. 2003.

For Birth Partners & Dads

Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads, Gary Greenburg and Jeannie Hayden. 2004.

The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions (4th Ed). Penny Simkin

The Expectant Father: The Ultimate Guide for Dads-to-Be (4th Ed.), Armin A Brott and Jennifer Ash. 2015

Mother Blessings: Honoring Women Becoming Mothers, Anna Stewart.

The New Father: A Dad's Guide to the First Year (2nd Edition), Armin A Brott. 2004.

Babies & Infants

The Attachment Connection, Ruth P Newton PhD. 2008.

The Attachment Parenting Book, William Sears MD and Martha Sears RN. 2001.

The Baby Book:… From Birth to Age Two, Williams Sears MD and Martha Sears RN. 2003.

Baby Hearts: A Guide to Giving Your Child an Emotional Headstart, Linda Acredolo PhD and Susan Goodwyn PhD. 2005.

Baby Sign Language Basics: Sign, Sing and Play!, Monta Z Briant. 2006.

Baby 411 (5th Edition), Denise Fields and Dr Ari Brown. 2013.

Bebe Day by Day: 100 Keys to French Parenting, Pamela Druckerman. 2013.

Cherish the First 6 Weeks, Helen Moon. 2013.

Experimenting with Babies: 50 Amazing Science Projects You Can Perform on Your Kid, Shaun Gallagher. 2013.

Gentle Baby Care, Elizabeth Pantley. 2003.

Guide to Your Baby’s First Year, Mayo Clinic. 2012.

The Happiest Baby on the Block, Harvey Karp MD. 2002.

On Becoming Baby Wise (5th Edition), Gary Ezzo MA and Robert Bucknam MD. 2012.

Respecting Babies: … RIE Approach, Ruth Ann Hammond. 2009.

Secrets of the Baby Whisperer, Tracy Hogg with Melinda Blau. 2001.

Sign with Your Baby, Joseph Garcia. 1999.

What to Expect The First Year (2nd Edition), Heidi Murkoff with Sharon Mazel. 2010.

Your Amazing Newborn, Mashall H Klaus MD and Phyllis H Klaus CSW, MFCC. 1998.

Your Baby’s First Year Week by Week (3rd Edition), Glade B. Curtis MD MPH and Judith Schuler MS. 2010.

Toddlers & Children 

AAP's The Compete and Authoritative Guide Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5, Steven P Shelov and Tanya Remer Altmann. 2009.

The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems (Infancy Through Toddler), Tracy Hogg. 2005.

Bright from the Start: ... Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind from Birth to Age 3, Jill Stamm PhD. 2000.

Discipline That Works: Promoting Self-Discipline in Children, Dr Thomas Gordon. 1991.

Children are from Heaven: Positive Parenting Skills..., John Gray PhD. 1999.

The Happiest Toddler on the Block, Harvey Karp MD. 2008.

What to Expect: The Toddler Years, Arlene Eisenberg, Heidi E Murkoff and Sandee E Hathaway BSN. 1996.

Your Baby & Child from Birth to Age Five (5th Edition), Penelope Leach. 2003.

Sleep Training

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child (3rd Edition), Marc Weissbluth MD. 2003.

The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers, Elizabeth Pantley. 2005.

The Sleep Lady’s Good Night, Sleep Tight (Revised Edition), Kim West LCSW-C with Joanne Kenen. 2010.

Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems, Richard Ferber MD. 2006.

Potty Training

Oh Crap! Potty Training, Jamie Glowacki. 2015.

The Diaper-Free Baby: The Natural Toilet Training Alternative, Christine Gross-Loh. 2007.

Nutrition and Wellness 

Baby-Led Weaning The Essential Guide to Introducing Solid Foods, Gill Rapley and Tracey Murkett. 2010.

Baby & Toddler on the Go: Fresh Homemade Foods to Take Out and About, Kim Laidlaw. 2013.

Bounce Back Into Shape After Baby, Caroline C Creager. 2001.

Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense, Ellyn Satter. 2000.

Happy Baby: The Organic Guide to Baby's First 24 Months, Robert W Sears and Amy Marlow. 2009.

How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor, Robert S Mendelsohn MD. 1984.

It’s Not About the Broccoli: Three Habits to Teach Your Kids for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating, Dina Rose PhD. 2014.

The Petit Appetit Cookbook: Easy Organic Recipes to Nurture Your Baby and Toddler, Lisa Barnes. 2005.

Super Baby Food: Absolutely Everything You Should Know… (2nd Edition), Ruth Yaron. 1998.

The Ultimate Smoothie Book, Cherie Calbom. 2006.

The Vegetarian Mother's Cookbook, Cathe Olson. 2005.

Your Vegetarian Pregnancy, Dr Holly Roberts. 2003.

Adoption and Adoptive Family Resources

Children of Open Adoption, Kathleen Silber and Patricia Martinez Dorner. 1989. 

In on it: What adoptive parents would like you to know about adoption: A Guide for Relatives & Friends, Elisabeth O'Toole. 2007.

In Their Own Voice: Transractial Adoptees Tell Their Stories, Rita J Simon and Rhonda M Roorda. 2000.

The Kid (What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant), Dan Savage. 1999.

Secret Thoughts of an Adoptive Mother, Jana Wolff. 2000.

True Stories of Open Adoption: Volume 1, Guylaine Hubbard-Brosmer and Ann Wrixon. 2013.

Parenthood and Relationships 

All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenting, Jennifer Senior. 2014.

Fun-Filled Parenting: A Guide to Laughing More and Yelling Less. Silvana Clark. 2010.

Is There Really Sex After Kids?, Jill Savage. 2003.

The Kids Will Be Fine: Guilt-Free Motherhood for Thoroughly Modern Women, Daisy Waugh. 2014.

To Full Term: A Mother’s Triumph Over Miscarriage, Darci Klein. 2007.

The Parent’s Tao Te Ching: A New Interpretation, William Martin. 1999.

Activities, Fun and General Knowledge

Baby Bargains (9th Edition), Denise & Alan Fields. 2012.

The Greatest Baby Name Book Ever, Carol McD Wallace. 2004.

The Mom Book: 4,278 of Mom Central’s Tips…for Moms, from Moms, Stacy M DeBroff.


The Happiest Baby on the Block

The Happiest Toddler on the Block