Beginning Monday, April 6, the Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library will launch the new “2Fer” Museum Pass Program. This new program enables Westfield patrons to borrow two museum passes at a time to 14 specific museums.
The museums in the “2Fer” program include: the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (NY), Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum (NY), Frick Collection (NY), Garden State Discovery Museum (NJ), Montclair Art Museum (NJ), Morris Museum (NJ), Museum of Arts and Design (NY), Museum of the City of New York (NY), Museum of Early Trades and Crafts (NJ), Museum of the Moving Image (NY), National Academy Museum and School (NY), New-York Historical Society (NY), Skyscraper Museum (NY), and the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms (NJ).
In addition to being part of the 2Fer program, the Museum of the Moving Image is the newest addition to the Museum Pass Program, which was created by the Friends in 2008. Since its inception, over 5,600 passes have been borrowed.
In total, there are 19 museums in the Museum Pass program. Five museums are considered Premium Museums, and they are excluded from the 2Fer program. This means that only one of these museum’s passes can be checked out at a time: the American Museum of Natural History (NY), Grounds for Sculpture (NJ), Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum (NY), the Museum of Modern Art (NY) and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (NY).
Westfield Memorial Library cardholders and current members of the Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library may borrow museum passes for four days at a time. Passes are checked out on a first come, first served basis.
According to Linnea Rhodes, past president of the Friends and founder of the Museum Pass Program, “We are very excited about this new bonus to the Museum Pass Program. Although the program has continued to be very popular, we thought that allowing patrons to sign out two passes at one time would increase the usage of the passes and would benefit those who are travelling into the city or who are planning to entertain guests. Our purpose is to have more passes signed out at one time, and we hope that the 2Fer program will accomplish this goal.”
To learn more about the Friends Museum Pass program, or any other Friends news, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, and click on the “Museum Pass” link or the “wml friends” link.
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