1970 : Michigan Activity Pass Program Launched

May 24, 2018 all-day

The Michigan Activity Pass went live on May 24, 2007.

To quote TLN Executive Director Jim Pletz:

“The Library Network is pleased to continue support for the highly popular Michigan Activity Pass. From humble beginnings in southeast Michigan, featuring a partnership with 30 museums and cultural institutions, the program, with its destination partner, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, now features over 435 sites statewide. With all 11 Michigan library cooperatives participating as contact points with more than 367 public libraries across the state, library patrons are empowered to visit these sites. Last year, the Michigan Activity Pass program returned over $50,000 in value to over 10,000 patrons who used their library card to secure admission to a featured site.”

The Michigan Activity Pass gives library cardholders in the state free or discounted access to Michigan state parks and recreation areas, historic sites, cultural attractions and campgrounds.

The Michigan Activity Pass is offered through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Recreation and Park Association and the Library Network. The program encourages residents to lead healthier lifestyles, “from running and biking to swimming and climbing …,” said Suzanne Miller Allen, director of Community Responsibility at BCBS Michigan in a statement.

Through May 23, 2018, cardholders of participating libraries — more than 367 across the state — can print free, one-day passes at home or the local library, which can be used at 435 participating destinations in the state, including Michigan’s 102 state parks or 138 state forest campgrounds. The program also offers free or discounted admission to 195 historical and cultural sites in the state.

Source : “Get free or discounted passes to parks, cultural sites“, Detroit News, May 24, 2017.

For more information see Michigan Activity Pass Program resources.

Michigan Activity Pass Facebook Page.

Jim Flury
Technical Services Manager
The Library Network
41365 Vincenti Court
Novi, MI 48375
248-536-3100 x133
Fax 248-536-3098

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