Thanks to our volunteers who have been tirelessly reorganizing, tagging, and labelling materials to create more space and order in our collection - we are once again accepting book donations! We will gratefully accept women-authored materials in excellent or new condition, with little to no markings dropped off during library hours. There is free parking out front along Kingsway, as well as a parking lot in the back! We regret that we cannot accept encyclopedias or discarded items from library systems that are still currently operating. If in doubt, please give us a call or shoot us an email!
We are always looking for creative library items to add to our collection to continue to improve our service to women and girls. If you have a tablet, laptop, printer, tools, appliances, or small machines in excellent working condition you are not using nearly enough, we will gladly take these off your hands to share and circulate among our members!
We are always in need of toilet and printer paper, coffee and tea, menstrual products, stationary, etc., and would gratefully accept these items anytime we are open. We have been delighted by thoughtful members who've surprised us with such practical drive-by donations that aid our daily operations - we love you and thank you very much!
Our library is 100% funded by donations. Every contribution big and small will be maximized to our best ability, accounted for and acknowledged.
Your donations have helped us redesign and refurbish our library space with better and more comfortable furniture and shelving. All acquired second-hand, built, or painted by our extremely resourceful, talented, and dedicated group of women who volunteer their labour and time. We are still needing to update our awning and office equipment to serve our growing membership and community.
An important priority for us is to develop our multilingual collection and fix our signage to better reflect the beautiful diversity of our library members and the community we have the privilege to organize in. Based on much positive feedback, we will continue developing our children's and teen collections with amazing materials to encourage, nurture, and support our younger members, also in a variety of languages to reflect our community.
We have been honoured to learn from and offer our space to Indigenous and Asian feminists for their organizing needs. We are committed to supporting our indigenous and non-white members and feminist leaders in every way we can: through sharing our resources and space, listening and following through. Your donations will fund future collaborations and partnerships with women, free menstrual products for all library visitors, coffee, tea, and nutritious snacks as we begin an exciting fall program of events, workshops, and drop-ins.
We believe that every woman and girl has something to offer. Every woman and girl is a library of knowledge and experience unto herself. In sharing our resources and abilities with one another, we seek to foster a community of strong, happy, free-thinking women who will pay it forward, hold each other accountable, and help one another develop and grow to our full capacities.
Your donations will help maintain this vital resource-sharing network centred around women's words in women's space. With your help we hope to document our journey - to encourage women and girls everywhere to create rooms of their own too.