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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:

Kathleen O'Dell is community relations director for the Springfield-Greene County Library District. She can be reached at

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