How to Plan Your Dream Vacation (and Borrow a Book Even If You’re Miles Away from the Library)

Image shows world map and passports, text repeats titleMake your next vacation your best one yet! We’re here to help you with every step of your trip. 

Planning Your Trip 

Whether you're traveling overseas or staying within the USA, don’t forget to search our catalog for travel books or ask us to recommend some books that may help you plan your next vacation! 

It’s important to know what to expect when you travel, especially when going abroad. Explore A to Z World Travel, a free library resource, to find information on over 200 cities, like how to find transportation, where to eat, what to pack for the climate, how to handle currency, and so much more. You can also get to know the local food culture with A to Z World Food and even find authentic, traditional recipes you can make at home

Preparing to Travel 

Our Library of Things collection has everything you need to make the most of your trip. Capture the best moments of your travels by borrowing a digital camera or Go Pro, stay in touch with home by borrowing a mobile hotspot and webcam, and keep the kids entertained while you travel by borrowing some movies and our portable DVD player. 

Traveling abroad? Learn the local language for free by using one of our online language learning toolsEach of our language learning platforms are self-guided, so you can go at your own pace and learn as much as you want to prepare for your trip. 

Enjoying Your Vacation 

With your library card, there’s no need to spend money at the airport book store or pay to download an audiobook during your road trip. Even if you’re already out of town, you can borrow books, magazines, and more at any time from the library! 

  • Borrow an eBook to read on the plane, beach, and everywhere in between. 

  • Check out an eAudiobook to turn your road trip into an exciting adventure. 

  • Read today’s most popular magazines for free; no subscription required! 

  • Stream movies, TV shows, and music to unwind at your hotel or cabin. 

To access any of our digital content platforms, download their app from your device’s app store or start on the library’s website to enjoy eBooks and more on your laptop or computer. If you need help getting started, you can always chat with us online or give us a call!