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2013-05-19 / News

Michigan Activity Pass presented by The Library Network to debut May 24

The Library Network, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Library of Michigan Foundation, and CultureSource have announced the Michigan Activity Pass presented by The Library Network will debut on May 24.

The Michigan Activity Pass presented by The Library Network program is a partnership between Michigan’s nearly 400 public libraries and 60 arts and cultural organizations. The program is designed to enhance the learning experience for people of all ages through books and other library materials, and to provide reduced cost or complimentary access to arts and cultural organizations across the state of Michigan, from Monroe to Mackinaw City to Marquette, and all points in between.

?The Library Network is thrilled with the response to the program from our cultural partners and we’re pleased to be able to present this program in conjunction with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Library of Michigan Foundation, and CultureSource,” said Jim Flury, technical services manager and Michigan Activity Pass administrator at The Library Network in Novi. “We’re thankful to the many generous participants from the libraries and arts, cultural and historical organizations who have so warmly embraced this program. We encourage Michigan’s public library patrons to ‘Soar and Explore’ all the unique opportunities that are available to them in the Michigan Activity Pass program.”

Beginning May 24 Michigan Activity Pass will be available at all of Michigan’s nearly 400 public libraries. Some of the participating cultural partners include the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum in Marquette, the Monroe County Historical Museum, the Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum in Mackinaw City, and many others.

How the Program Works

Beginning May 24 library users with a valid library card from one of Michigan’s nearly 400 public libraries can print a pass, either from home or at the library, to one of the nearly 60 participating institutions at the http://michiganactivitypass.info website, which will go live on May 24. Some cultural partners offer complimentary or reduced price admission; others, discounts in their gift shop or other exclusive offers for MAP pass holders only. Each Michigan Activity Pass expires within one week from the date it is printed.

Each library will have five passes for each of the participating organizations available.

Participating organizations include: Art Experience, Arts & Scraps, Buick Automotive Gallery, Carr Center, Castle Farms, Castle Museum, Charlevoix Depot Museum, Charlevoix Harsha House Museum, Chippewa Nature Center, Cranbrook Institute of Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, DeVos Art Museum, Fire Barn Museum, Flint Institute of Arts, Gibraltar Historical Museum, Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, Hackley & Hume Historic Site, Hamburg Historical Museum, Hidden Lake Gardens, Holocaust Memorial Center, Howell Conference/Nature Center, Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum, Jackson Historic Prison Tours, Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Kids n Stuff Children’s Museum, Knowlton’s Ice Museum, Lakeshore Museum Center, Longway Planetarium, Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, Mary’s City of David, Meadowbrook Hall, Michigan Firehouse Museum, Michigan Philharmonic, Midwest Miniatures Museum, Monroe County Historical Museum, Montrose Historical Museum, Muskegon Museum of Art, Oakland County Historical Society, Nelis Dutch Village, Performance Network Theatre, Old Mill Museum, Rentschler Farm Museum, Plymouth Historical Museum, Saline Railroad Depot Museum, R.E. Olds Transportation Museum, Sloan Museum, Scolnik House of the Depression Era, Toonerville Trolley/Riverboat Tour, Southern Michigan Railroad, Troy Historic Village, Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum, Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame/Museum, Wheels of History Museum, Wexford County Historical Museum, Yankee Air Museum, and William G. Thompson House/Gardens.

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