Now’s a great time to start planning your next adventure!
Did you know that you can get free passes from the library for:
The family pass to Zoo Atlanta is a popular item at CCPLS locations, even with limited availability. Zoo Atlanta passes provide free admission for up to four individuals (children 2 and under enter the zoo for free) Monday through Friday including holidays and school breaks. To obtain the free Zoo Atlanta Family Pass, patrons must first check out a special DVD on the zoo and return it to receive the free pass. The pass must be used within 28 days of receipt. To learn more and to check the availability of the Zoo Atlanta Family Pass, call your library branch or find it in our catalog.
Savings for a family of four: almost $75.00
The Park Pass kit gives library patrons in Georgia free admission or parking to more than 60 State Parks and Historic Site locations of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Each ParkPass pass is available for check out for one week to allow for free entry for up to four visitors. The kits also include a parking pass and guide booklet. The ParkPass is a budget-saver for families: most Daily ParkPasses are $5, according to the DNR. CCPLS patrons are encouraged to reserve ParkPass kits in advance, especially for busy vacation seasons. Planning is also highly recommended as hours vary at States Parks and Historic Sites, with several operating under limited schedules due to tight budgets. To learn more about healthy outdoor adventure ideas promoted by the DNR, visit www.getoutdoorsgeorgia.org. Nearby Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites include:
- Sweetwater Creek, located in Lithia Springs
- Red Top Mountain State Park, located in Cartersville
- Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site, located in Dallas
- Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site, located in Cartersville
Savings: an annual ParkPass costs $50.00
Georgia library patrons traveling to South Georgia is the DNR’s Go Fish Family Pass program. The Go Fish Passes provide free entry into the Perry-based Go Fish Education Center for up to six visitors on Fridays through Sundays. Each CCPLS branch received one Go Fish Pass per location.
Savings: up to $30.00
Be sure to check out your local parks! There’s no need for a pass for these locations. Be sure to check their websites for local activity information, hours, and more.
- Cobb County Parks, Recreation, Cultural Affairs Department. PRCA provides many options for outdoor or indoor adventures, including more than 40 facilities offering a broad mix of programs. For outdoor activities, PRCA’s Natural Resources Program includes the multi-use Silver Comet Trail, Heritage Park Trails, and East Cobb Park.
- Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield
- Silver Comet Trail
Did you know that you can get free passes from the library for the Center for Puppetry Arts?
Check out the Georgia Public Libraries’ Passport to Puppetry at your local Cobb County Public Library System branch for free museum admissions and special show and workshop discounts for your family! Thanks to a new partnership between the Center for Puppetry Arts and Georgia’s Public Libraries, citizens with valid library cards can check out the Center’s new Passport to Puppetry at any participating public library in all 159 Georgia counties.
The passport is valid for up to 4 Museum admissions. Add a performance and enjoy a Create-A-Puppet Workshop for 25% off!* Show discount must be redeemed day of Museum visit. Not valid online, for previously booked tickets, group ticket sales, or with any other discount. *Discount applicable to the Family Series All-Inclusive Ticket or Tales of Edgar Allan Poe.
Savings for a family of four: almost $35.00
Thanks to a new partnership between the Michael C. Carlos Museum and Georgia Public Library Service, Georgia families can now enjoy the museum’s exquisite permanent collections and renowned special exhibitions showcasing arts and culture from around the world for free!
Savings for a family of six: $40.00
We are piloting a new partnership with the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History at the Acworth and Kennesaw Libraries that will allow library card holders to check out a DVD at the library, watch it at home, and then receive a pass for entry to the museum from the library.
Pass is valid for a family of four.