Friends’ Museum Passes Make For Great Summertime Outings

By Ellyn McMullin, Friends of the Pennsauken Free Public Library

Looking to get out for a fun summer activity? Maybe a visit to a local museum, arboretum, nature center, wildlife refuge, historical site or the Battleship New Jersey is the ticket, except that the ticket is FREE through the Museum Pass Program! Sponsored by the Friends of the Pennsauken Library, patrons can use their library membership card to borrow a Museum Pass at the circulation desk and then go, taking along friends and family free of charge.

In all, there are now 12 area locations covered by the pass – the newest one is the Independence Seaport Museum in Philly. Pennsauken Library members get to keep a pass for a full four days with no charge. Keep in mind, though, you’ll have to pay a late fee if you don’t return it in time.

To ensure you don’t make a trip to the Library in vain, call (856) 665-5959, x 3 to see if the pass you want is available. The Library will hold your “reservation” for one hour, enough time to pick up the pass.

Programs Return In September

Due to the issues with the Library’s air conditioner, there are no programs during the month of August. Be as the song goes, “See you in September!”

We’ll be kicking off our book collection for the annual Friends’ Book, Tech, and Bake Sale on the Tuesday, Sept. 5. So bring the books, CDs or DVDs you no longer want (please, though, no magazines, damaged books, encyclopedias, or VHS tapes), and drop them off at the Library’s Community Room. The Book, Tech and Bake Sale will take place Oct. 13-15, with a member preview on the 14th.

Our popular Movie and Munch program restarts Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 12:30 p.m. after our summer hiatus. We’ll be reshowing June’s bio-drama that was cut short last time. If you’re interested in the title, call the Library’s Circulation Desk.

Ira’s Tree Of Knowledge

One of the Friend’s programs that continues to bloom – regardless of the heat – is Ira’s Tree of Knowledge, the stately bronze memorial spreading its branches in the Library lobby. Recent installations have honored Agnes V. Rash, Anna P. Householder, and Ira and Annette Fine’s grandchildren. For information about recognizing special people or events by purchasing a leaf, brochures are available in the Library’s lobby.

Be sure to join us for our first meeting after the summer, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 7:00 p.m. in the Library’s Community Room. We hope to see you there!


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