The Hospice Library


Susan Byars
(859) 276-5344 ext.66875 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday


The libraries in each of our offices are open during regular business hours.

The hospice library contains books, professional journals, audiovisual materials, and pamphlets as well as two computers for Internet access. The emphasis of our collection is on all aspects of palliative care, death, dying, grief and bereavement. It is frequently used by members of the community as well as by our staff, patients and families, and students.

Our Collection

Care is taken to choose quality materials that reflect a variety of perspectives on care at the end of life and the universal experience of dying, loss and grief. Many points of view are represented and offered in a variety of formats. From current clinical discussions on palliative care and the nature of bereavement to poetry and inspirational stories of struggle and courage, to basic "no nonsense" strategies for surviving difficult days, the collection includes resources to address the interests and needs of people of all ages.

Hospice Book Club

Join the Hospice Book Club, date to be announced as we discuss

Worth Fighting For: Love, Loss and Moving Forward
by Lisa Nieme Swayze

The unvarnished truth pervades this new book by Lisa Niemi Swayze. It chronicles Patrick Swayze’s  21-month battle with pancreatic cancer, from his diagnosis to his last days, told from a seldom-heard perspective: that of the caregiver.
“It’s a simply-told story which will give encouragement to those facing a similar situation, while helping all of us realize what can be achieved when love and courage unite.” Bel Mooney

This book is available from the Hospice Library or the Lexington Public Library.
A light lunch will be served. To RSVP email Susan Byars or call (859 296-6875).

Literature Guides