17 museums in the Chicagoland area offer free or discounted admission
to Library cardholders all year
Start a museum adventure with your Waukegan Public Library card! Cardholders can receive free admission to one of 17 exciting museums and cultural institutions throughout the Chicago area. Each participating museum or cultural institution is contributing four weekly passes for free admission, or a special discount depending on the location.
Library cardholders can request Museum Passes at the Library’s Reference Desk. Libraries have a limited number of passes for each participating organization and the passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Passes cannot be reserved or checked out online or on the phone. One Museum Adventure Pass may be requested per family, per loan period and will be valid for seven days from checkout. Participating museums and cultural institutions include:
- Air Classic Inc. Museum of Aviation
- Arlington Heights Historical Museum
- Bronzeville Children’s Museum
- Brookfield Zoo (Chicago Zoological Society)
- Cantigny Park
- Chicago Botanic Garden
- Elgin History Museum
- Elgin Public Museum
- Illinois Railway Museum
- Lake County Discovery Museum
- Legoland Discovery Center
- Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
- Naper Settlement
- Oriental Institute Museum
- Pleasant Home Foundation
- St. Charles Heritage Museum
- The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn
About the Museum Pass Program
In September of 2009, the Museum Adventure Pass Program was introduced to the libraries within the DuPage, Metropolitan, and North Suburban Library Systems offering their patrons a fun and exciting new service. Since inception, the Museum Adventure Pass Program has issued over 135,000 passes to the public so they may visit the Museum of their choice. For more information about Museum Pass, visit www.museumadventure.org/.
Pilot program runs from May 15th to June 1st, encourages participants to join global reading of eBook
Waukegan Public Library invites the public to take part in the Big Library Read, a pilot program in which libraries worldwide offer a single eBook to their cardholders. The program is designed to unite library patrons from all around the world.
From May 15th to June 1, 2013, anyone with a valid Waukegan Public Library card can borrow the eBook The Four Corners of the Skyby New York Times bestselling author Michael Malone for free from the Library’s website www.waukeganpl.org/eBooks and read on all major devices, including Kindle® (in the US) and iPad®.
Over 7,500 libraries in 10 countries from five continents are participating. Readers are invited to join the book discussion on Twitter using #BigLibraryRead.
For more information about the Big Library Read, please visit http://www.overdrive.com/big-library-read/.