Not only do the Georgia Library Services provide us with access to more than 300 public libraries across the state, and 11 million library materials, but your Georgia Library Card holds many benefits that grants you free access to museums, discount to attractions, and more. Including learning new job skills or things for the kids.
Best of all, it’s absolutely free to apply for a library card, so get that reading list ticked off while having a ball in the process. Here are five fun things you can do with Georgia’s PINES Library Card and Service. Make sure you read all the terms and conditions before heading to these awesome ATL experiences.
1. Visit the Chattahoochee Nature Center with the family
Georgia Public Library Service has teamed up with the Chattahoochee Nature Center for the Pass Loan Program, which grants four free admissions to the Center. However, to take advantage of this awesome benefit, you have to call in advance to arrange a date. This Family Pass is for general admission only, and is not valid for use during special events or exhibits.
2. See a show at the star-studded Alliance Theatre in Atlanta
If you’re looking to soak up some culture, this library card benefit surely takes the cake. The Alliance Theatre Georgia Libraries Community Pass allows up to four free admissions to the amazing line-up of unmissable performances at the Alliance on the Hertz and Coca-Cola Stages.
3. Enjoy free parking at Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
The Georgia Libraries’ ParkPass consists of free parking at all of Georgia’s state parks and historic sites, as well as two free admissions into any of Georgia’s historic sites. The passes have a circulation period of seven days and can even be renewed once.
4. Go wild with a visit to Zoo Atlanta
If you check out the Zoo Atlanta DVD, you’ll be able to visit the Grant Park attraction for free. Once you return the DVD, you’ll receive a receipt that you’re able trade in for up to three tickets to Zoo Atlanta. Come face-to-face with fascinating wildlife, all while gaining that unbeatable insight on the spectacular array of species on offer.
5. Meet Ketmit the Frog at the Center for Puppetry Arts
Make sure to secure The Passport to Puppetry with your Georgia Library Card, which gives you four tickets to the World of Puppetry Museum, featuring the largest Jim Henson collection in the world. You can also get discounts for the all-inclusive tickets which will give you access to more puppetry fun.
6. Receive exclusive discounts for Georgia Aquarium
Georgia Libraries are close acquaintances with the Georgia Aquarium, not only granting Georgians with a card access to their traveling educational toolkit and exhibit, but there’s a Library Discount available throughout the year.