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Jean needs the passport guy to get him a library card

Post by Slappy » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:58 pm

New York City Library Cards Begin New Chapter as Free Museum Passes
Faced with challenges in an increasingly digital age, libraries expand their literacy mission to include the arts
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A new program being launched Monday by New York City’s three major library systems will give library cardholders free admission to 33 museums and other institutions throughout the five boroughs.

Dubbed Culture Pass, the program is a joint initiative by the Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library and Queens Library. Under the terms, cardholders will be able to visit some of the city’s most high-profile institutions, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the Frick Collection, at no cost. Before visiting the institutions, cardholders must reserve their passes online through the Culture Pass website (


Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Brooklyn Historical Society
Brooklyn Museum
Children’s Museum of Manhattan
Children’s Museum of the Arts
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The Drawing Center
The Frick Collection
Historic Richmond Town
International Center of Photography
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
The Jewish Museum
Louis Armstrong House
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Morgan Library & Museum
Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1
Museum of Chinese in America
Museum of Jewish Heritage
A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Museum of the City of New York
New York Transit Museum
Noguchi Museum
Queens Historical Society
Queens Museum
Rubin Museum of Art
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Society of Illustrators
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Sugar Hill Children’s Museum
Wave Hill
Whitney Museum of American Art

The program does limit cardholders to one visit per institution each year, but it allows them to bring one to three additional people, depending on the organization. Given that the standard adult admission to some of the participating institutions can easily top $20, the program can equate to a value in the hundreds of dollars for cardholders.

The institutions aren’t charging the library systems for the program. Funding for operating and marketing Culture Pass, which runs at least $1 million in the program’s initial stage, is provided through private foundations.

Officials with the library systems say one of the main goals of the program is to boost access to the arts for New Yorkers, especially those who might not otherwise easily afford a visit to some of these institutions.

While providing such access might not be seen as a traditional role for libraries, it is all part of a piece, said Brooklyn Public Library President and CEO Linda E. Johnson.

“We have been focusing on how to expand the definition of literacy,” she said. “Being able to read and write is just the tip of the iceberg.”

In any case, libraries in New York City have been challenged to redefine their mission in an increasingly digital era where there is simply less demand for printed books. At the Brooklyn Public Library, annual circulation has declined over the past five years to roughly 14 million items from 17 million, according to Ms. Johnson.

As a result, libraries are offering an ever-widening range of programs.

At the Queens Library’s central branch in Jamaica, World Cup soccer games recently have been screened. Later this month, the branch will offer car-seat safety checks.

“This is part of our mission of being grounded in the community,” said Queens Library President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott.

Such efforts aren’t limited to New York City. Numerous libraries in New Jersey have programs offering cardholders free admission to arts institutions, said Patricia Tumulty, executive director of the New Jersey Library Association.

Ms. Tumulty also said New Jersey libraries get creative with other programming. A case in point: Last week, a library in Monroe Township offered a “Touch a Truck” event that let younger patrons get up close with a firetruck, police car and ambulance, among other vehicles.

“It’s just amazing,” Ms. Tumulty said of the event.

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Re: Jean needs the passport guy to get him a library card

Post by Mikgof » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:10 pm

This has been reported to the relevant authorities. You're trying to promote reading and an appreciation of culture. This is elitism and therefore makes you an enemy of the people.
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Re: Jean needs the passport guy to get him a library card

Post by jeanV » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:38 pm

Slappy wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:58 pm
New York City Library Cards .. free admission to 33 museums ..

The Frick Collection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum,
Museum of Chinese in America, Museum of Jewish Heritage
Count me in.

Slappy wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:58 pm
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I saw that.

:evil: :P :twisted:
Benedict Arnold Trump is a conceited idiot: Lock him up!!

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