12 FREE Things You Can Do With Your Library Card

Yes, it’s true that with a book you can travel the world…but with your library card, you can explore nine amazing places right here in Georgia!

Courtesy of Michael C Carlos Museum

These programs have provided hundreds of hours of free programming for public library patrons while saving Georgia families more than $13 million in the last 10 years.

Use your free library card at every library in Georgia to “check out” these special programs.

Chattahoochee Nature Center

Check out passes to CNC. The pass is good for four people to get free general admission to CNC’s 127 acre site in Roswell.

With their free admission, pass holders gain admission all day to CNC to enjoy picnicking, hiking trails, family fun days, aviaries with wild birds, concerts, and plenty of activities for all ages. CNC is open seven days a week, year-round. During summer months, CNC’s popular Butterfly Encounter is open every day, allowing guests to walk among hundreds of butterflies.

Breman Family Pass

The Family Pass provides free admission for up to four people to the Breman Museum. The Pass launched in April 2019 and is accompanied by a traveling exhibit “Eighteen Artifacts:  A Story of Jewish Atlanta,” a set of 10 banners containing 20 panels representing key aspects of the standing exhibit of the same name at the Museum. The exhibit is currently in the Worth County Library System at the Sylvester-Margaret Jones Library. We hope the Pass and the exhibit introduces patrons to rich cultural history of Jewish people, especially those in Georgia.

Go Fish Ed Center

Go Fish Education Center Family Pass admits up to four people to the Go Fish Education Center in Perry for free. A goal of this program is to draw attention to the conservation and preservation efforts of the Department of Natural Resources, specifically Georgia’s aquatic habitats and species.

Macon Museum Pass

This pass is unique in Georgia as it allows free admission for up to four people to the Georgia Sports Hall of FameMuseum of Arts and Sciences, and Tubman Museum. It is also accompanied by a traveling exhibit of banners on loan to us from Visit Macon. It is a set of eight banners:  two each for the Museums and two for the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park (we’re always trying show love for our National Park Service).

It is currently in the Ocmulgee Regional Library System based in Eastman. The MMP is not only unique in what it provides access to, but how much it provides access to. With one pass, in one day, a group of four can experience physical sciences, astronomy, the animal kingdom, modern, classical, and culturally significant and specific, art, multiple ethnic cultures, and Georgia’s long history of athletic accomplishments and altruism.

Fox in a Box

Through the partnership with the Fox Theatre Institute, “Fox in a Box” will give Georgians of all ages an opportunity to learn about the rich history of the Fox Theatre and America through engaging, family-friendly learning sessions.

The Fox Theatre Institute also donated a DVD copy of “The Legend Lives On:  Atlanta’s Fox Theatre” by Georgia Public Broadcasting to each of the libraries. The exhibit tour is scheduled to wrap up in early 2021.

Atlanta Braves

“Blooper’s Book Club” rewards students in grades K-12 throughout the state of Georgia with a FREE Braves ticket for reading books and completing an online activity. Head here to see the details.

Atlanta Gladiators

Kiddos in grades K-12 can read and earn a free ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket to an Atlanta Gladiators hockey game.

Atlanta Hawks

For students in grades K-12..read at least five books between now and the end of August, receive a Check It Out Reading Challenge bookmark, and get a free youth ticket with the purchase of at least one adult ticket to an Atlanta Hawks regular season game.

Georgia State Parks

Use your public library card and check out a “ParkPass,” which exempts you from paying the daily parking fee at state parks. The Historic Sites Family Pass exempts up to four visitors from admission fees to state historic sites operated by Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.

Michael C Carlos

Individuals and families with a valid Georgia library card can now check out a Family Pass to the Carlos Museum at Emory University for six people.

Center for Puppetry Arts

Check out the Center’s “Passport to Puppetry” for up to four museum admissions and 25% off an all-inclusive ticket.

Zoo Atlanta

With your library card, Georgia residents can check out the Zoo Atlanta Library Pass for free admission for a family of four.

 

 

Lesli Peterson

Lesli Peterson

Lesli made her way to Atlanta over 20 years ago, after living in Germany, Japan and six U.S. states. She relishes the discovery of obscure, offbeat and unwonted places, and she will chat up any willing stranger to uncover a new secret locale.

After 18 years in software development, Lesli bailed on the corporate scene. When she’s not traveling, she’s hiking in the mountains or checking out Atlanta’s culinary scene, whiskey in hand.

Lesli has two kiddos -Cooper and Elliot- plus two bonus kids currently at UGA, and she’s happily married to her soul mate.
Lesli Peterson

1 Comment on "12 FREE Things You Can Do With Your Library Card"

  1. Thanks for the great LIBRARY CARD “free gifts” info. Our grands will have so much fun with these activities!!

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