Museum Adventure Pass Program returns

Your Dearborn library card opens new doors

DEARBORN, Mich. – Your Dearborn library card allows you to check out more than books, thanks to the return of the Museum Adventure Pass Program.

Now in its third year, the program, which is a partnership between 174 metro area libraries and 28 local arts and cultural organizations, allows for anyone with a library card to get a free pass for admission to one of more than 30 local museums.

New to the program this year are Shalom Street, the University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens, the Paint Creek Center for the Arts and the Troy Museum and Historic Village.

“I am really excited about Shalom Street joining this program. Shalom Street is located inside the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield. Many interactive displays and a changing main exhibit mean you can visit often and have a different experience each time,” Dearborn Library Deputy Director Julie Schaefer said.

Now through December 31, 2009, visit Shalom Street and catch the “Where the Wild Things Are: Maurice Sendak in His Own Words and Pictures” special exhibit. Also included in the program are Dearborn attractions the Henry Ford Estate, Fair Lane and the Ford Rouge Factory Tour.

One Museum Adventure Pass may be checked out per person, per loan period. The loan period is seven days. There is nothing that needs to be returned to the library and best of all, no overdue fines or museum fees to think about. The pass is redeemable for two or four people depending on the participating museum’s policy.

Please visit any Dearborn Public Library in person or for further information and a complete list of participating museums.

The program is offered by Macy’s and the Greater Detroit metro area public libraries through the Library of Michigan Foundation and the Cultural Alliance of Southeastern Michigan.