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RYE, N.Y. – Did you know that you can borrow free passes for museums in Westchester and Fairfield counties as well as New York City at the Rye Free Reading Room?

Adult library members in good standing can borrow passes free of charge to the American Museum of Natural History, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, the Guggenheim Museum, the Stepping Stones Museum, the Bruce Museum and many more.

However, there are some guidelines. Family museum passes are available only to cardholders who are residents of the City of Rye, over age 18 and in good standing. All fines owed to the library must be paid before borrowing a pass. Only one pass may be borrowed per family at a time, and only three reservations may be made in a 30-day period. Passes may be reserved up to one month in advance.

Family passes are available for the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield, Conn., and one per family may be borrowed every six months for the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan. One reservation per family may be made every six months for free admission for two people at:

• Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Conn.

• Children’s Museum of Manhattan

• Discovery Museum and Planetarium in Bridgeport, Conn.

• Frick Collection in Manhattan

• Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan

• Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in Manhattan

• Katonah Museum of Art

• Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College

• Paley Center for Media in Manhattan

• Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk, Conn.

Loan periods are typically two nights and three days, but shorter loan periods are possible. Reservations should be made for the day you wish to visit the museum. The pass can be picked up at the library the day before the museum visit and must be returned by the close of the due date or in the book drop the same day. Passes may not be renewed, and a fine of $10 will be charged for each day the pass is late. The full cost of the pass will be charged if the pass is not returned within seven days.

Museum passes may be reserved online or in person at the Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Road, Rye. For more information go to the Rye Free Reading Room website.

This “Did You Know” came from the Rye Free Reading Room website.

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