Maryhill Museum of Art has joined with local libraries to provide free admission to the museum for library patrons.
"It's just like checking out a book," said Carrie Clark, curator of education. "Library patrons check out the pass, bring it to the museum to receive free admission, then return it to the library."
The special pass falls under the same rules and guidelines as other library materials. It is available at public libraries in The Dalles, Hood River, Parkdale, Cascade Locks and at the Fort Vancouver Regional Library branches of Goldendale, White Salmon, and Stevenson. This year Maryhill Museum has also joined with the Libraries of Eastern Oregon (LEO) to make the passes available at libraries in Hermiston, Moro, Arlington and Boardman.
The pass is on display in the libraries along with materials about the museum's current and upcoming exhibitions, programs and events.
The pass can be used for all immediate family members living in the same household plus up to four guests. The pass does not apply to ticketed special programs.
The goal of the program is to strengthen libraries as a community resource for the visual arts and to create greater awareness of and access to the Museum's exhibitions and programs.
"This is the fourth year this program is being offered," said Colleen Schafroth, executive director. "It has been very popular and we're happy to make it available again to library patrons."
Further information is available by contacting the museum at 773-3733 or any of the libraries.