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!
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
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.
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!
Tip #4 Save Money with Homemade Gifts
Wright Library has almost everything you need for DIY Gifts
- Huge variety of crafting books with detailed instructions
- Crafting tools you can check out with your library card, including Cricut cutters, Knitting & Crochet tools, Pottery wheel, Quilting tools, and a Sewing machine (Makerbox agreement form required. Must be 18 and have held your library card for 60 days)
- Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center with tons of ideas you can access from anywhere with your library card.
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 wrightlibrary.org - 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!
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.
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)