NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS,
THE LIBRARY CAN HELP!

Before you browse the internet, browse your library!  You’ll find answers and inspiration within our broad collection of free materials – online and on our shelves. That’s the power of sharing.

Click the lists below to borrow books, magazines, digital resources and more to help with life’s big (or little) questions. Need a library card? Apply online at wcls.org/getacard or visit any branch.

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Power of Sharing: You're ready to harvest, the library can help.

What’s the best part of gardening? The harvest! This bounty of books, eBooks and magazines will help you can, pickle and savor what you grew. Harvest inspiration is free with your library card.
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You're dreaming of Travel, the library can help

Enough with the staycations! You’re ready to explore beyond four walls and county lines. Whether you’re building a dream list for future travel or actually putting plans in motion, the library can soothe your travel fever. Learn a language, plan a successful family trip, rough it on the trail, or pamper yourself at a spa. No matter your travel dreams, the library can help. That’s the power of sharing.
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Power of Sharing: You're bringing the indoors outdoors. The library can help

Fire up the grill and spruce up the patio furniture – it’s the season for outdoor living … and the library can help. Our collection of books and magazines is chock-full of affordable design ideas for backyard, patio and porch as well as recipes for fool-proof picnics, stylish spreads and live-fire feasting. Get inspired!
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You adopted a pet. The Library can help.

You scrolled, you searched, you waited – finally, your new pet is here! Now what? This list of books, eBooks, audiobooks and DVDs will help understand your new best friend. And, along the way, you may learn a little about yourself, too. That’s the power of sharing!
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You're moving out on your own. The Library Can Help. The Power of Sharing

You’re leaving home and moving to your own place for the first time. This list of books, eBooks and magazines can help you navigate your new life with ease and style. Whether it’s figuring out a budget, designing your space or learning simple home repairs, you’re not alone … the library can help. That’s the power of sharing.
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You want to join the fandom? The library can help

Level up your knowledge of geek culture! This list takes you on a deep dive into other worlds and some of the most engaging stories in the universe. LARPers, anime and manga enthusiasts, wizards, gamers, SF or superhero fandom – your people are here. That’s the power of sharing!
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You're ready to grow. The library can help

Ready to get your hands in the dirt and grow something beautiful? Plant yourself here to browse and borrow from rows and rows of gardening books and magazines – all for free with your library card. Whether your thumb is green or more accustomed to texting than planting, garden dreams bloom at the library. That’s the power of sharing.
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You're Ready for Summer. The Library Can Help. The Power of Sharing

You’re ready for sunny days and starlit nights. For gatherings with friends or a carefree afternoon – just you and a book. You’re ready for summer. The library can help with books, magazines, digital resources and experiences that capture the season’s carefree vibe. It’s been a long, cold spring; dive right in to this sunny seasonal list!
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You're still working from home. The library can help. Read more.

Whether Work from Home is your new normal or you’re making a case that it should be, this list has joyful, stylish and persuasive ideas to make your home office work. That’s the power of sharing!
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You need "me time". The library can help. Image of man hugging himself

Show yourself some love! We know … life gets busy, but we all need time to recharge. Whether you’re into self-care, nature therapy, or just getting cozy, the library has resources to help you slow down, find joy, and be extra good to yourself. That’s the power of sharing!
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You Decided You Need a Side Gig

Ready to supplement your income with a side gig? This list may help you take the leap. That’s the power of sharing!

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You’re Ready to Retire

Whether you’re ready to start your next chapter or to simply do nothing, these resources can help you define your retirement years. That’s the power of sharing!
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You Got Caught Up in Panic Buying

File it under: seemed like a good idea at the time. Did you go overboard with panic buying? Don’t add to your stacks; borrow books and eBooks that help you control the chaos. That’s the power of sharing!

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You're feeling crafty. The Library Can Help.

“One day I’m going to…” If you’ve been stashing yarn, fabric, wine corks and other bits of this and that for future crafting projects, now’s the time and this is the list. That’s the power of sharing!

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You Decided to Do It Yourself

DIY project? Have no fear! The library can help with books and magazines that inspire, guide and help you keep your cool. That’s the power of sharing!

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You Said Yes. The Library Can Help. The Power of Sharing

Congratulations! The library can help you prepare for your wedding and married life with books, magazines and online resources. With a library card, you can create a budget-conscious, stress-free and inspired ceremony. And find guidance for the days ahead. That’s the power of sharing.
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You’ve Read the Same Picture Book 1000 Times

It’s their favorite, but you need a break. We can help. This list offers months of story time ideas. Plus, there’s a book to borrow that will remind you why it matters. That’s the power of sharing!

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You're returning to the office, the library can help. Read more.

Remember pants? If you or your employer has decided it’s time to RTO (Return to the Office), this list of library resources can help you make the transition. That’s the power of sharing!
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