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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 over 100 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. For a complete listing of participating organizations, click here.

To find out more information or to get your pass today visit the Michigan Activity Pass website.

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Park & Read
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    • Passes available at library's Check Out Desk
    • Call (734) 475-8732 to check availability
    • Available May 16  through September 30, 2014


  • 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 Park & Read pass is the first step to getting started.

  • A partnership between the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and hundreds of participating Michigan libraries, Park & Read is an easy way for residents to explore – at no charge – what state parks are all about. Passes can be used for a variety of outdoor adventures and exercise in Michigan’s state parks.

  • Along with free admission, many of these state parks offer free outdoor recreation programming through the DNR’s Recreation 101 program, which is designed to help beginners get started in a variety of hobbies and pursuits including kayaking, windsurfing, geocaching, camping and more. To learn more visit Please note: registration may be required for some classes.

  • Getting a free Park & Ride pass is easy! Just visit Chelsea District Library and show your card.  You’ll be given a pass that is valid for vehicle entry into any Michigan state park or recreation area. Passes are good for one day and can be used through September 30, 2014, making travel planning easier. Passes are not valid at prearranged/multiple person private gatherings or for overnight camping.

    For more information about the Park & Read Program, call the Chelsea District Library at (734) 475-8732 or visit  For a complete listing of State sites that require a pass click here.



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