Buncombe County Public Libraries recently launched a new program to give library card holders access to free passes for local museums and attractions. It’s called a ZOOM pass, and anyone with a library card has access to the program.
This creates an opportunity for Literacy Council tutors to take their students on field trips to museums and hubs of community life–at no cost. Consider using a ZOOM pass to accompany your ESOL student to a place they have never been and practice their English skills in a new environment. Or take your Adult Education student to a museum and practice reading the venue map, signs, or exhibit descriptions together. Or just take your student somewhere new in celebration of achieving a personal literacy goal!
Click here to make your reservation with your library card number, then pick up your pass at Pack Library and enjoy your day
Current ZOOM Passes Available:
How does it work?
1) Request the pass online:
- Have your library card handy and click here.
- Search for the location and date that you would like to reserve.
- Click on the museum/attraction name to see how many adults and children gain entry with each pass.
- Click “Request Pass” for the location and date that you would like to reserve.
- Enter your library card number.
- Confirm your request details.
- Check your email for a confirmation of your reservation.
2) Pick up your pass:
Take your library card to the Youth Services Desk downstairs at Pack Library (downtown Asheville) to pick up your pass up to 48 hours before your visit.
3) Use your ZOOM pass:
Take your ZOOM pass to the museum or attraction for FREE admission.
- Reservations can be made up to 30 days in advance and you may visit each attraction once every 30 days. Reservations are made online only.
- The pass will be good for your reservation day only and can only be used by you and your guest(s).
- Your reservation may be canceled up to one day in advance. You can use the “My Passes” link on the web page to manage and cancel your reservations.
This program was funded by the Buncombe County Friends of the Library.