Summer is the perfect time to borrow one of the library’s museum passes! Visit the Beardsley Zoo, CT Science Center, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Maritime Aquarium, American Museum of Natural History and many more. For a complete list of our museum passes visit the library or go online to: www.ewml.org/passes
The passes provide free or discounted admission to local cultural attractions and most passes are available for a three day loan period. The Beardsley Zoo, Discovery Museum, and Stepping Stones Museum passes are available for a one day loan because they are so popular. Patrons often ask us why we don’t purchase more than one pass to each museum and the answer is that the museum or zoo will not allow us to have more than one pass. Passes are available on a first come/first serve basis – so what’s the best way to get one? Call the library to ask if the pass you are interested in is available. If it is we will hold it for you to pick up within two hours. When you come in please know that you must be 18 years old and a Monroe resident, taxpayer or member of the Friends of the Library. For one day loans you will have 24 hours to return the pass and they can be placed in the library book drop before we open at 10:00 the following day. Passes cannot be renewed and patrons are responsible for the replacement cost of the pass if they lose it.
The Friends of the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library provide the passes through their fund raising efforts so please consider becoming a member of the Friends to support their hard work. The Friends also provide supplemental funds to the library for books, materials, and programs. Membership in the Friends is only $15 for an individual or $25 for a family.
Enjoy your summer at one of our State’s great cultural attractions and say thanks to our Friends for the pleasure!