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Families Can Check Out Free Passes to Discovery Center at the Library

Beginning Oct. 1, families can check out a free, seven-day pass to the Discovery Center of Springfield with a valid library card at any of the 10 branches of the Springfield-Greene County Library District.

It’s the first partnership of its kind between the Library and the Discovery Center, and is patterned after similar projects in larger U.S. cities. The family passes were purchased with part of a $7,000 grant from the Missouri Parent Information Resource Center, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Improvement and Innovation.

The goal is to help parents provide quality educational experiences for their children, said Youth Services Coordinator Nancee Dahms-Stinson.

The Library placed 20 reusable Discovery Center family passes across the library district for checkout. Details about the passes are available at displays in each branch.

How it works:

  • Each pass admits up to four people – at least one adult and no more than three children age 3 and older. (Children age 2 and under are always admitted free). The passes are for general admission only and cannot apply to special events or member discounts.
  • Using a valid library card, a family can check out a pass and use it for unlimited visits for seven days. After seven days the pass expires.
  • Patrons may check out one pass at a time.
  • Passes are not renewable and cannot be put on “hold.” Lost passes cannot be replaced.
  • Patrons must present the pass and a photo ID at the Discovery Center.
Kathleen O’Dell is community relations director for the Springfield-Greene County Library District. She can be reached at kathleeno@thelibrary.org.

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