Michigan Activity Pass – At Local Libraries


The Library Network today announced the “Michigan Activity Pass presented by The Library Network” will renew for a second year, beginning May 24, 2014. This project is supported in part by the Library of Michigan with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The “Michigan Activity Pass presented by The Library Network” program is a partnership between Michigan’s nearly 400 public libraries and 70+ 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 St. Joseph to Saline to Saginaw to Sault Ste. Marie to South Range, and all points in between. Dale Kittendorf, St. Clair County Library main branch marketing coordinator, states “the program offers people an opportunity to see attractions they might not otherwise partake in. The program connects people to information, which definitely fits into our mission.”

“Public library patrons and our cultural partners were so pleased with the overwhelming reception afforded to the Michigan Activity Pass program during its first year, that renewal for a second year was a no-brainer,” said Jim Flury, Technical Services Manager and Michigan Activity Pass administrator at The Library Network in Novi. “That so many of our cultural partners from the first year of the program decided to sign on for a second year, speaks to the success the program has enjoyed,” Flury said. According to Melissa Davis, Knowlton’s Ice Museum director, “the program benefited us because the passes go out to almost 400 libraries across the state. We had people coming who drove all the way across the state just to visit the museum as a result.” Beginning May 24, the second year of “Michigan Activity Pass presented by The Library Network” will be available at all of Michigan’s nearly 400 public libraries.

Some of the participating cultural partners include the Gilmore Car Museum, the Michigan Science Center, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and many others.

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