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Michigan Activity Pass to debut May 24 for library card holders
Michigan Activity Pass to debut May 24 for library card holders

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.-- The Library Network, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Library of Michigan Foundation, and CultureSource will roll out the Michigan Activity Pass May 24.

The Michigan Activity Pass program is a partnership between the state's nearly 400 public libraries and 60 arts and cultural organizations. The program is designed to enhance people's learning experience through books and other library materials, while reducing prices to arts and cultural organizations across the state.

“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 Passes will be available at all of the state's public libraries. Participants 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, Loutit District 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 the http://michiganactivitypass.info/ website. Some cultural partners offer complimentary or reduced price admission; others offer 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                                 William G. Thompson House/Gardens

About The Library Network
The Library Network (TLN) is a public library cooperative serving 65 libraries in southeast Michigan whose mission is to provide and facilitate quality services developed through collaboration of its member libraries. TLN is funded by the state and by its member libraries.

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 123000 libraries and 17500 museums. The mission of IMLS is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement through research, policy development, and grant making.

About the Library of Michigan Foundation
The Library of Michigan Foundation is a 501 c (3) non-profit, public charity governed by an independent board of directors. Established in 1985, the Foundation provides opportunities for charitable giving to benefit the Library of Michigan and to provide funding for special Library programs and projects otherwise not provided through state or federal funding.

About CultureSource
CultureSource is a professional association comprised of 115+ organizations serving the greater metropolitan Detroit region as nonprofit enterprises for the arts and culture.

For more information, visit www.loutitlibrary.org or call 616-842-5560, ext. 214.

Loutit District Library is located at 407 Columbus Avenue in Grand Haven, Michigan. The LDL serves 35,540 residents of the City of Grand Haven, the City of Ferrysburg, Grand Haven Charter Township, Robinson Township and that part of Port Sheldon Township in the Grand Haven Area Public School District. LDL offers a collection of over 132,552 items and provides educational, informative, cultural, and recreational programs for all ages. LDL is a member of the Lakeland Library Cooperative