Library giving out free passes to puppet shows and parks

Published 8:40 pm Friday, February 21, 2014

Libraries give patrons free access to the internet, books, music and movies, but how about activities such as a visit to the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, or free passes to get into any state park?
Both of these are available through the library.
The “Passport to Puppetry” is valid for up to four free museum admissions — a potential savings of up to $33 per family. Parties with children must include at least one adult. The museum provides educational fun with more than 350 puppets from around the world, highlighting the fact that every civilization on our planet has its own unique form of puppetry tradition.
The museum at the Center for Puppetry Arts is open Tuesdays through Sundays with hours varying upon day and programming. In addition to four free admissions, the “Passport to Puppetry” also entitles library patrons to attend a performance at the Center and/or participate in a Create-a-Puppet Workshop at a 25 percent discount, when space is available. Complete details, including valid dates, show times, hours of operation, and reservation information are available online at
Locally you may visit State parks and historic sites by borrowing a free pass to these sites from the library. Georgians with public library cards can borrow a Georgia State Park “ParkPass” and Historic Site Pass from their local libraries. The passes are good for free parking or admission at any of the 63 parks and historic sites statewide.  Passes are checked out like a library book, usually for up to five days.
The ParkPass exempts you from paying the daily $5 parking fee at state parks, and the Historic Sites Family Pass exempts up to 4 visitors from admission fees to any state historic site in the state. A copy of the Guide to Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites featuring site descriptions, photos, directions and a map of all locations is also included. So while you are making plans for spring break or summer vacation, include a visit to the library to check out these two valuable resources. For more information you may call the library at 229-248-2665.

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