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Chelsea District Library

Check Out a Museum or Park Pass

Michigan Activity Pass


Looking for a fun and educational experience for the family? Visit Chelsea District Library, and check out a museum pass for free with your library card!

The Michigan Activity Pass program is a partnership between Michigan’s nearly 400 public libraries and 60 arts and cultural organizations. The program is designed to enhance the learning experience for people of all ages through books and other library materials, and to provide reduced cost or complimentary access to arts and cultural organizations across the state of Michigan, from Monroe to Mackinaw City to Marquette, and all points in between. 

Beginning on May 24, “Michigan Activity Pass presented by The Library Network” will be available at all of Michigan’s nearly 400 public libraries. Some of the participating cultural partners include the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum in Marquette, the Monroe County Historical Museum, the Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum in Mackinaw City, and many others.

To get started visit the Michigan Activity Pass website.

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MI Big Green Gym

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  • Passes available at library's Check Out Desk

  • Call (734) 475-8732 to check availability

  • Available through October 1, 2013

For anyone wanting to get fit this summer, but find their budget is the leanest part of their lifestyle, a quick trip to the Chelsea District Library for a free pass into MI Big Green Gym is the first step to getting started.

MI Big Green Gym is a partnership with Michigan Recreation and Park Association, the Department of Natural Resources, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. It is designed to show just how easy it is to get out, get active and get healthier.

The DNR started the Park & Read program in 2010 as a way to provide free passes to state parks.  Now, with support from Blue Cross, the program has been rebranded to promote outdoor fitness and provides free one-day passes into any state park, state forest campground or pathway, as well as includes family-friendly destinations at select community recreation facilities.

MI Big Green Gym encourages Michigan residents to take advantage of the state’s extensive network of quality parks and recreation options. With 101 state parks and hundreds of community recreation agencies that offer a wide variety of physical activities, people can easily pursue fitness interests year-round, from yoga and swimming to hiking and paddling.

No matter their fitness level – from beginner to enthusiast – Michigan residents will be able to find the right fit through MPRA member agencies, which offer plenty of affordable activities, classes and programs. Contact your local parks and recreation department for programs near you, or visit for a complete list of state park activities.

Passes allow one vehicle into a state park for one day, and with many parks offering free, intro-to programs with all the gear and expertise provided through the Rec 101 program, that one day can lead to lifelong memories.

Passes will be available at the Chelsea District Library Check Out Desk starting June 1, are valid for seven days from check-out and can be used for day-use only, not for use at prearranged/ multiple person private gatherings, or overnight camping.The program is available June 1 to October 1.

For more information, visit or call the library at (734) 475-8732.



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