This spring weather is delightful after our long, cold winter. The snow is finally gone! Yards are being cleaned up, gardens are being readied, and flowers are being planted. The Topsham Public Library has some great opportunities for our patrons to take advantage of some local attractions and to get out and enjoy summer in Maine.
Summer in Maine should be spent outside and the Maine Wildlife Park is a great place to do that. Each member of the group, up to 7 people ages 4 and up, will be charged a $3 admission fee when they present the pass at the gatehouse. FYI, the park does not accept credit or debit cards. Maine Wildlife Park only accepts cash or checks.
Maine Maritime Museum also participates in the Library Pass Program. This pass allows free admission to one family group with a maximum of 8 individuals.
With the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine pass, the pass holder is entitled to a 50% discount on museum admission for up to 4 people (with the exception of the first Friday of each month as admission from 5-8pm is only $2). The pass does not provide entry to theatre productions or paid programs and does not give entry to member-only events.
The pass for the Portland Museum of Art allows free entry for up to 2 adults and 6 children. This pass is only valid for general and special exhibition admissions.
If you are looking for something closer to home, there is a combination pass that entitles admission for one family to the Skolfield-Whittier House and the Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Museum, both located in Brunswick.
The Topsham Public Library issues only one pass per day per destination, so it is best to reserve a pass in advance for the day you want it (the day before is usually best). In order to reserve a pass you must be a Topsham Public Library patron in good standing. You may reserve a pass in person or over the phone (725-1727). As each pass can only be used once each day, we can’t always guarantee that the pass will be available.
You must present your library card when picking up the pass. If you reserve a pass and your plans change, please let us know so we can make the pass available to someone else. Passes are only valid for the date specified on the pass.