Library Corner

Your Library Card is a Ticket to Traveling Around the State!
The philosophy of public libraries can be summarized by one word: sharing.  Of course the first thing that comes to mind is that the library loans out books.  Each year my family saves a great quantity of money (and bookshelf space) by borrowing books from the library.  And while many people are aware that there are many other types of items available to borrow and that that the library provides free internet access, there are unexpected values to having a library card.  One such hidden gem is the Michigan Activity Pass (MAP), an initiative that provides library cardholders discounted or free access to cultural, historic, and entertainment destinations throughout Michigan. Venues include museums, theaters, nature centers, state parks and more.  The best way to take advantage of this service is to go to the MAP website:  The website provides options to search by distance from your starting location and type of destination.  After finding a destination that you’d like to visit, it’s necessary to reserve a pass for the location. This involves a few simple steps and a printed copy of your reservation to present at the venue.  Keep in mind that a pass is valid for seven days from when the reservation is made. You’re welcome to take advantage of computers, printer and staff assistance at the library to make reservations for your next great Michigan adventure.

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