by Katherine Decker, Head of Circulation
New Year, New Look! Our museum pass program has gotten a new look for 2022. In addition to the new look, our new reservation system includes confirmation and reminder emails with direct links to either print passes from home when applicable or to cancel reservations should the need arise. Better integration with our website makes for an overall more streamlined process, making it a more user friendly experience for patrons and staff.
Through the generosity of the Friends of the Lynnfield Library, we are able to offer a number of passes that waive or reduce admission to local museums and attractions. Each pass is unique in its admission savings, so please check out our museum information on our website or pick up a museum pass brochure during your next visit to the Library.
Making a trip into Boston? You can explore the art of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Harvard Art Museum or Museum of Fine Arts. Kids may be excited to check out the Children’s Museum, the Museum of Science, or the USS Constitution Museum.
Perhaps you want to take a trip up to Salem and visit the Peabody Essex Museum.
Our Parks Pass offers free parking at over 50 Massachusetts state parks and forests. Get outdoors and try some hiking, biking, rock climbing, swimming, fishing, and more! Check out the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation for a list of the parks.
Any patron with a valid NOBLE library card may reserve a museum pass through the Lynnfield Library. Reservations can be made in person, by phone (781.334.5411), or online 24/7 from the Library website using your library card. Passes are available on a first-come basis and are available up to 60 days in advance, so plan ahead, especially for weekends and around holidays and school vacations.
Our new system now allows the Boston Children’s Museum to join the Museum of Fine Arts, Peabody Essex Museum, and the USS Constitution Museum as printable or completely digital passes. They require no pick up at the Library and can be printed from home or accessed through email, so there’s no need for an additional trip in the cold weather.
Other passes, such as the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Museum of Science and New England Aquarium, are coupons that can be picked up at the Library once a reservation is made. The Harvard Art Museum and Parks Pass are passes that need to be returned following use.
Many museums have policies regarding advanced reservations, masking and proof of vaccination. We strongly encourage all patrons to visit museum websites ahead of time to help plan your visit.
We hope you will take advantage of our Museum Pass Program this new year. Be sure to check out our website for more information or call us with any questions.