The David & Joyce Milne Public Library has passes to local museums that can be checked out for a short loan period by CWMARS adult library card holders. These passes cannot be reserved* and are available on a "first come, first served" basis. One pass per card holder can be checked out. (NOT VALID DURING COVID-> You must have your physical library card to borrow a museum pass and...) they must be returned to the Milne library after use. We ask for adult library cards as our children's cards are "fine free." Children can present a parent's card to check out any museum pass available.
* UPDATED MUSEUM PASS PROCEDURES DURING COVID:
The way our museum passes are working during the COVID precautions is as follows...
1) patrons need to check the museum's requirements for visiting - if a reservation is required by the museum to visit their location, patrons must have their reservation made BEFORE reserving our museum pass.
2) once a reservation is made, or a specific visit plan with dates that are confirmed, patrons can contact the Milne Library to place a hold on our museum pass; we ask that you contact us AT THE MOST a week prior to your confirmed/reserved museum visit.
3) after placing a hold on our museum pass, we will check it out to you for a set amount of time to cover your visit; you can pick up the museum pass during our regular library "takeout" hours (see website home page for info).
Each museum sets its own pass rules: how long it can be checked out, how often it can be used in a day, and how many people are covered by the pass. All this depends on the museum you are interested in visiting.
Below is a list of the museum passes that the Milne library has in its collection. The passes can be searched for in the catalog, so it's a good idea to check and see if the one you'd like to borrow has already been checked out.
Bennington Museum - 2 day loan; 2 adults free admission
Berkshire Museum - 2 day loan; 2 adults and 2 kids
The Clark Art Institute - 1 day loan; 1 adult admission
Hancock Shaker Village - 2 day loan; 2 adults and 2 kids
Mass MoCA - 2 day loan; 2 adults and 2 kids
Norman Rockwell Museum - 2 day loan; 2 adults at $12 each