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WCCLS Gift Guide

WCCLS Gift Guide

Free and affordable finds for anyone on your list.
wrapped present with red bow next to a stack of books

You don’t need to shop until you drop. Just head to your local library for stress-free shopping.

Tote bagTote bag that says: Let's go to the libary

Get an exclusive WCCLS tote bag for only $10! Multiple designs are available for sale at either Beaverton City Library branch; all proceeds benefit the New Friends of the Beaverton City Library

Used book or household item

Did you know that several WCCLS libraries sell used books? Browse the bins and bring home a stack of titles for the book lover in your life. If you enjoy thrifting, shop Second Edition Resale, a store featuring secondhand clothing as well as household items. Second Edition Resale in a non-profit benefitting Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries.

Adventure for two Kids exploring rocks outside a museum

Use your WCCLS library card to get free admission to local destinations including Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals, Portland Japanese Garden, Portland Art Museum, Portland Opera and others. Reserve your WCCLS Adventure Pass online today! Each pass is valid for you and at least one guest. See website for rules and restrictions. (Don’t have a library card? Apply for one online.)

DIY craft 

Girl knitting with yarn at the library

Several WCCLS libraries offer makerspaces, which are free community rooms dedicated to letting you get creative with your hands. Makerspaces are typically stocked with supplies for fine art, paper crafts, fiber arts and more. Tools usually include 3D printers, sewing machines, soldering irons, button makers, and sticker machines.

Bring your own project or show up empty handed! Makerspaces are available at Tualatin Public Library, Beaverton City Library (Main), and both Hillsboro Public Library branches. Hours and tools vary by location. Please check with the library if you have questions about using the makerspace. 

Free event two musicians playing guitar outside the library

Bring a friend or family member to a free library event. There are hundreds of events hosted by the 16 library locations in Washington County between now and the end of the year. You probably know about bilingual storytimes and book groups, but there’s more! Attend a game night, movie night or trivia night. With programs designed for patrons of all ages and varying interests, there is bound to be something that appeals to that hard-to-shop-for person on your list. Search the calendar.

Library card 

Young girl holding up a library card in front of her face, with her parents smiling behind herGive the gift of free entertainment and intellectual freedom. Take that special someone to the library so they can apply for a WCCLS library card. Everyone should have one! The WCCLS library card lets you borrow any of the 1.5 million items in our shared collection including books, board games, DVDs, and the Library of Things. Your card also grants you access to our digital library, which has thousands of e-books and audiobooks, The New York Times online, digital magazines and newspapers, streaming movies, Mango Languages, LinkedIn Learning, genealogy tools and so much more!