Library Partnerships and Discount Programs

Many of these programs have changed due to COVID-19. Please call us at 706-865-5572 for questions about specific partnerships.

The Georgia Public Library Service has partnered with many organizations to offer patrons passes, tickets, and more to various sporting events, museums, and other resources. This is a guide to all those available through the White County Public Libraries in Cleveland and Helen. If you have further questions about any of these programs or passes, please visit the sites available or call or visit the Cleveland Branch or Helen Branch!

Passes Available for Check Out

CENTER FOR PUPPETRY ARTS    

Passport to Puppetry

-The Passport admits four (4) people to the World of Puppetry Museum OR patrons can receive a 25% discount on an All-Inclusive Ticket. By using the code LIBRARY, patrons may pre-purchase their All-Inclusive ticket online in advance of their visit at www.puppet.org/buy-tickets.
-An All-Inclusive ticket is for one (1) person and includes:  a Family Series Performance, a Create-A-Puppet Workshop, and the admission to the Museum.

Website:  puppet.org
Partnership page:  puppet.org/programs/museum/museum-discounts
Facebook:  @CenterforPuppetryArts
Twitter:  @CtrPuppetryArts
Instagram:  @ctr_puppetry_arts
YouTube:  youtube.com/user/CtrPuppetryArts
Vimeo:  vimeo.com/channels/272008

 

CHATTAHOOCHEE NATURE CENTER

Family Pass

-When checked out and taken to the CNC, the Family Pass is good for four (4) free admissions to the Center.
-The Family Pass is for general admission only and is not valid for special events or exhibits.

Website:  chattnaturecenter.org
Facebook:  @ChattahoocheeNatureCenter
Twitter: @CNCNature
Instagram:  sighted_on_the_127
YouTube:  youtube.com/user/ChattahoocheeNatureC

 

GEORGIA STATE PARKS AND HISTORIC SITES DIVISION

ParkPass/Historic Site Family Pass

-The ParkPass consists of a hanging tag that allows free parking at all of Georgia’s state parks and historic sites.
-The Historic Site Family Pass allows four (4) free admissions into any of Georgia’s historic sites.
-The ParkPass hangtag is for parking only. Not admissions.

Discovery Backpack

The Discovery Backpack consists of a backpack with binoculars and three foldout, weatherproof guides:  Georgia’s Trees; Georgia’s Wildlife; Georgia’s Trees and Wildflowers.

Partnership page:  gastateparks.org/LibraryLoan
Facebook:  @georgiastateparks
Twitter:  @GaStateParks
Instagram:  @gastateparks
YouTube:  youtube.com/user/gastateparks
Pinterest:  pinterest.com/gastateparks/
Tag:  #GaParksandLibraries

 

GO FISH EDUCATION CENTER

The Go Fish Education Center is located in Perry, near the Georgia National Fairgrounds. At the Center, Georgians may purchase a fishing license and fish in a fully stocked pond, explore the freshwater aquarium featuring six of Georgia’s regional aquatic habitats, tour their hatchery that keeps rivers statewide stocked and flourishing with native fish species, or partake in wildlife conservation awareness classes.

Family Pass

The Family Pass allows up to four (4) free admissions to the Center.

Website:  gofisheducationcenter.com
Facebook:  @GoFishEducationCenter

 

MACON MUSEUM PASS

(GEORGIA SPORTS HALL OF FAME, MUSEUM OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, TUBMAN MUSEUM)

Macon Museum Pass

-The Macon Museum Pass admits up to four (4) people to the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, Museum of Arts and Sciences, and Tubman Museum.
-The Family Pass is for general admission only and is not valid for special events or exhibits.

Websites:  georgiasportshalloffame.com
masmacon.org
tubmanmuseum.com
Facebook:  @GeorgiaSportsHallofFame
@MASMacon
@TubmanMuseum
Twitter:  @GASportHallFame
@MaconMAS
@TubmanMuseum
Instagram:  @masmacon
YouTube:  Hall of Fame – youtube.com/channel/UCLcNuGUWxaB-AUkHSSEY4QQ
MAS – youtube.com/user/TheMASMacon

 

MICHAEL C. CARLOS MUSEUM AT EMORY

Family Pass

-When checked out, the Pass is taken to the Michael C. Carlos Museum on the Emory University campus where it allows up to six (6) free admissions to the museum. Children must be accompanied by parents.
-The Family Pass is general admission only and cannot be used for other museum offers such as renting the audio tour or special exhibits or special programming.

Wrapped Up in Reading

During the summer, the Carlos offers “Wrapped Up In Reading.” A reading list and reading diary are available online through the Carlos or GPLS. When a child reads five (5) books from the reading list, they contact the Carlos, schedule a visit, and when they meet with the Director of Education receive a goodie bag of items related to the Carlos exhibits and collections.

Partnership page: carlos.emory.edu/carlos-museum-partners-georgias-public-libraries
Facebook:  @CarlosMuseum
Twitter@carlosmuseum
Instagram@carlosmuseum
YouTubeyoutube.com/user/CarlosMuseum

 

WILLIAM BREMAN JEWISH HERITAGE MUSEUM

Family Pass

-The Family Pass is a library Loan program. When checked out and taken to the Breman, the Pass is good for four (4) free admissions to the museum.
-The Family Pass is for general admission only and is not valid for special events or exhibits.

Website:  thebreman.org
Facebook:  @thebreman
Twitter:  @BremanMuseum
Vimeo:  vimeo.com/user13694466
Pinterest:  pinterest.com/bremanmuseum

 

ZOO ATLANTA

Library Pass

-Patrons can check out the DVD from their library, take it home, watch it, and when it is returned to the library on time and in good condition, they will receive a pass receipt which, as a one-time use, admits up to four (4) people to Zoo Atlanta.
-Patrons have two (2) weeks [fourteen (14) days] from the DVD return date and receiving the pass receipt to redeem it. To redeem, the patron must take it to the Zoo and present the pass receipt and library card used to check out the DVD at the Admissions gate.
-The pass receipt is redeemable any of the 363 days Zoo Atlanta is open.
-A patron is only allowed to check out the DVD once per year per household.
-FAQ for the Zoo Atlanta Library Pass may be found at the partnership page below.

Website:  zooatlanta.org
Partnership page:  zooatlanta.org/tickets/library-pass-program
Facebook:  @ZooATL
Twitter:  @ZooATL
Instagram:  @zooatl
YouTube:  youtube.com/user/ZooAtlanta1889
Pinterest:  pinterest.com/zooatlanta

 

Discount Programs

 

GEORGIA AQUARIUM

Library Discount

-Public libraries in Georgia receive a special discount code through the Georgia Aquarium. The Aquarium does offer some discounts of its own during specific times of the day, but the Library Discount is available at all times.
-The Library Discount is 25% off a regularly priced admission ticket.

Partnership page:  georgiaquarium.org/libraries
Facebook:  @GeorgiaAquarium
Twitter:  @GeorgiaAquarium
Instagram:  georgiaaquarium
Pinterest:  Georgia Aquarium

 

Seasonal Reading Incentive Programs

ATLANTA BRAVES

Partnership page:  braves.com/reading
Facebook:  @Braves
Twitter:  @Braves
Instagram:  @braves
YouTube:  youtube.com/channel/UCNWnkblY5_kmf4OQ9l0LgnA
Pinterest:  pinterest.com/atlantabraves/

ATLANTA GLADIATORS
Partnership pageatlantagladiators.com/hattrick
Facebook:  @AtlantaGladiators
Twitter:  @atlgladiators
Instagram:  @atlgladiators

ATLANTA HAWKS

Partnership page:  checkitoutreading.com
Facebook:  @hawks
Twitter:  @ATLHawks
Instagram:  @atlhawks

 

Other Programs

GEORGIA ENVIRONMENTAL FINANCE AUTHORITY

The partnership with the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) was a 2010 grant to put a Kill-A-Watt meter in every library Georgia. The meters’ purpose is so patrons can monitor their energy usage at home in the hopes of reducing power bills and fostering energy conservation efforts statewide.

Kill-A-watt Meter

-Patrons check out the meter, take it home, and plug their appliances and electronic devices into the meter instead of the wall outlet directly. By doing so, you are shown how many kilowatts hours (kWh) that particular appliance or electronic device uses, whether it is switched on, running, idle or in standby mode. This further you to determine the dollar amount it costs to keep that particular appliance or device plugged in. Over the years the Kill-A-Watt meter has been available in libraries, residents have saved more than $70,000 in the purchase price of a meter and additional thousands off annual electric bills.
-The Kill-A-Watt meter has a circulation period of fourteen (14) days.

Website:  gefa.georgia.gov