Library Adds Denver Botanic Gardens to “Discovery Pass” Program

The following is a press release from the Longmont Public Library and is published by the Longmont Observer as a public service.

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(Sergio R. Angeles/Longmont Observer)

Just in time for the summer heat, the Longmont Public Library has added a new attraction to its popular Discovery Pass program: the Denver Botanic Gardens. The Denver Botanic Gardens has two locations, one on York St. by Cheesman Park in downtown Denver and another at Chatfield Farms. The York St. location includes rotating art installations among dramatic planting beds, while the Chatfield Farms location is a 700-acre native plant refuge and working farm. The pass will be valid for up to 6 people at either or both locations on the day reserved.

Overall, the Library’s Discovery Passes are a ticket to history, art, science, culture, and nature all along the Front Range, accessible with just a library card. Fourteen destinations are now participating, and the Library will continue to add more attractions:

· The Butterfly Pavilion
· The Clyfford Still Museum
· Denver Botanic Gardens
· Denver Firefighters Museum
· Denver Museum of Nature and Science
· Dinosaur Ridge National Natural Landmark
· Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
· Golden History Museum and Park
· The Longmont Museum
· The Molly Brown House Museum
· Museum of Boulder
· The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
· Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
· WOW! Children’s Museum

Reserving a Discovery Pass is fast and easy. Just visit the Library’s website, locate the Discovery Passes page, decide which attraction to visit, and then click the “Reserve Your Discovery Pass” button to reserve the desired pass.

Because destinations have varying operating days and hours, patrons are encouraged to review the hours and availability of the attraction before reserving a pass.

Any patron with a Longmont Library Adult Resident library card can reserve a pass at no cost. Pass holders do not have to come to the Library to collect their pass, but a printed pass must be shown at the museum/venue entrance. Library staff are happy to print passes for patrons without access to a printer at home.

Passes may be reserved up to 30 days in advance. One pass for each museum may be reserved once per calendar year (365 days from date of last reservation). Changes or cancellations may be made up to 24 hours in advance by calling the Library Reference Desk at 303-651-8472.

Discovery Passes offer Longmont Public Library patrons the chance to get out and learn in new environments. Knowledge may be power, but there’s no reason it can’t also be fun. So go discover what’s out there!


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