Michigan Activity Pass presented by TLN debuts May 24

Saturday, April 27, 2013

The Library Network (TLN), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Library of Michigan Foundation, and CultureSource announced the "Michigan Activity Pass presented by The Library Network" will debut on May 24, 2013. Library users are invited to "Soar and Explore" statewide arts and cultural organizations.

The "Michigan Activity Pass presented by The Library Network" (MAP) 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. MAP will 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 MAP administrator at TLN 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, library users with a valid library card can print a pass, either from home or at the library, to one of the nearly 60 participating institutions at http://michiganactivitypass.info [this website will go live on May 24, 2013]. 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
Nelis’ Dutch Village Oakland County Historical Society
Old Mill Museum Performance Network Theatre
Plymouth Historical Museum R.E. Olds Transportation Museum
Rentschler Farm Museum Saline Railroad Depot Museum
Scolnik House of the Depression Era Sloan Museum
Southern Michigan Railroad Toonerville Trolley/Riverboat Tour
Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum Troy Historic Village
Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame/Museum
Wexford County Historical Museum Wheels of History Museum
William G. Thompson House/Gardens Yankee Air Museum

The Ypsilanti District Library’s mission is to enrich life, stimulate intellectual curiosity, foster literacy, and encourage an informed citizenry. For more information about other activities at YDL, visit our website or call 482-4110.

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