File this under the “WHO KNEW?!” department.
Did you know that one of the many amenities offered by the Friends of the Cranford Public Library was free passes to some awesome museums? Passes can be borrowed by adult Cranford NJ Library card holders and by adult members of the Friends of the Cranford Public Library who belong to a library that participates in the MURAL borrowing system. A pass may be borrowed for two days (they may not be reserved or renewed), and are available on a first come, first served basis. They can be picked up and returned at the library’s main desk.
And the list of available museums is very impressive! How many of us have paid out of pocket for tickets to the Morris Museum, or for The Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, or for the Guggenheim? Or, for that matter, how many of us have put off taking our families to these places because of the cost factor? Now we can enjoy them for free, simply by using our library cards! And, wait! How about this one . . . . the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, including the space shuttle Enterprise!!! You can view a complete list of available museum passes at http://www.cranford.com/library/friends/museumpass.asp
The museum pass program is just one of the many ways in which the Friends of the Cranford Public Library support the library. Since 1979, they have been responsible for the creation and funding of most of the library’s adult programs, including the very popular international, classic and foreign film series, as well as the children’s summer reading program. They purchase books and audio-visual items, as well as equipment and furniture, for public use, and they fund an annual scholarship in library studies. Membership in the Friends costs only $10.00 ($5.00 for senior citizens and students, $15.00 for families), and Friends members receive the library’s bi-monthly newsletter, The Reader, in the mail. Why not consider joining the Friends and help them support and enhance all the wonderful materials and services offered by the library? Applications are available at the library’s main desk and online at the Friends of the Cranford Library Application Page. http://cranford.com/library/friends/applicationform.asp
Aren’t public libraries magical places?!