Holiday Help from Wright Library

Let Wright Library help you through the Holidays with weekly tips that will make your life easier! Check Wright Library's website and social media accounts every Tuesday from November 8 through January 3rd for money saving opportunities, gift ideas, and free entertainment options for you, your family, and visiting guests.

Tip #8  Library of Things (aka makerboxes) available for entertainment & education

Fun for the holiday week! Check out a DIY Escape Room, Juggling kit, Parachute games, Unicycle, Pottery Wheel, Harry Potter Movie & Game night, and more! Stop by today!

children looking for treasure in a library

Tip #7  Check out audiobooks for your holiday trip

On CD or Playaway - Borrow from Wright Library's Audiovisual Collection

Hoopla - Download to your device.  Popular audiobooks always available

Libby - Download to your device. See what's currently available

Browse audiobooks in the library catalog

books and headphones  libby app  holidays on hoopla


Tip #6  Binge Holiday Movies and Music

On DVD & Blu-Ray- Borrow Holiday movies and Holiday Binge Boxes from Wright Library's Audiovisual Collection

Hoopla - Stream Movies and Music. Bonus Borrows for the Holidays!

Kanopy - Stream Movies and TV Series. Many Christmas options!

Freegal - Stream and download music. Freegal hosts the entire Sony music catalog + 40,000 labels from around the world.

Hannukah for kids on Hoopla  Holidays on Hoopla  Stream movies with Kanopy


Tip #5  Shop Local Authors and Holiday Book Buying Guide

1-3 p.m. Saturday, December 10, 2022
Wright Library Community Room

Stop by Wright Library to shop for the Holidays and support local authors at the same time. Dayton is home to many talented writers whose signed books make wonderful and unique gifts. If you're part of a book club, this is also great chance to learn about books and connect with authors who may be able to meet with your group. Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry will be represented. Note that some authors may accept only cash or check. Wright Library branded gifts available too!

local authors snowman in a snowglobe Text: book buying guide


Tip #4 Save Money with Homemade Gifts

Wright Library has almost everything you need for DIY Gifts

artful gifts wrapped with brown paper and twine sewing a star craft


Tip #3 Consumer Reports

Wright Library card holders have free 24/7 access to the full content of Consumer Reports. Read reviews and product ratings based on impartial testing by this independent, nonprofit consumer advocacy organization while you shop. It’s easy!

From the App - Download Wright Memorial Public Library App to your phone or tablet. Select Online Resources then Consumer Reports. Enter your Wright Library card number and PIN.

On - scroll to the bottom of any page on this website and select Consumer Reports under Popular Shortcuts. Enter your Wright Library card number and PIN if prompted.

In the Library - stop by to browse the print magazines. We have reference copies that are always available!

consumer reports logo

Tip #2 Connect with Others

Wright Library book lists and curated links can help you connect with people over the holidays! Celebrations like Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa bring people together, but today, many of us feel anxious about meeting new people, fighting with family over politics, dealing with broken relationships, or facing the holidays after a death of someone close. 

Explore the resources>>

family hug

Tip #1 Specialty Cake Pans & Holiday Cookbooks

Wright Library offers high quality specialty cake pans that can be checked out with your library card. They are beautiful and perfect for Holiday baking. Pair them with cookbooks from Wright Library's extensive collection for upcoming Holiday Feasts! (Makerbox agreement form required for cake pan checkout. Must be 18 and have held your library card for 60 days)

decorative cake pan Scrooge