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Free Museum Passes Courtesy of Mamaroneck Public Library

A little-known program at the Mamaroneck Public Library allows cardholders to reserve free passes for nine museums.

 

Unbeknownst to most, having a Mamaroneck Library card entitles you to more than just book and DVD rentals.

Cardholders are now able to check out free, six-day passes to local museums in Westchester, NYC and Connecticut, including: the American Folk Art Museum, Bruce Museum, Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Danbury Railway Museum, Guggenheim, Intrepid, Katonah Museum of Art, Museum of the City of New York and the Neuberger Museum of Art.

According to Program Coordinator Linda Bhandari, the passes—including membership and software costs—are funded by the Friends of the Library, a group that raises money for educational programs and services associated with the .

Before you reserve a pass for a big group though, keep in mind that the number of available passes vary depending on the museum, said Bhandari.

“The pass to the Intrepid provides entrance for six people whereas the Guggenheim allows two adults (children under 12 are free),” she said.

All passes may be taken out for a six day period—emphasized on the Library’s website as including the date the pass is picked up—and will be charged a hefty $5 fee for every day it’s turned in late.  Anyone with more than $10 in library fines will be prohibited from checking out a pass, presumably, until their accounts are in order.

To reserve a pass, please visit the Library's website here or call (914) 698-1250, and press #3. All passes must be picked up and returned at the Adult Reference Desk at the Library.

Friend of Larchmont Library June 27, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Everyone in Larchmont and the unincorporated Town of Mamaroneck should know that the Larchmont Library has a Museum Pass Program as well.
Stefani Kim June 27, 2012 at 08:40 PM
Hi, I was not aware of this program. Feel free to email me at stefani.kim@patch.com so I can do a follow-up. Best, Stefani Kim

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