By Jessica Li, Courier Staff Writer
If you want to do something fun, educational, and free with family, friends, or even guests, look no further than the Union City Library.
Alongside the Contra Costa Library, the Alameda County Library system, of which the Union City Library is a part, offers Discover & Go, a new service that gives Library card-holders who are also Alameda County residents free or discount passes to cultural institutions and local museums. People can learn new things, explore, question, create interest, and more.
Discover & Go makes it convenient by allowing users to print passes and make reservations online by date or venue. Customers who donít have internet can also reserve a pass in person at any Alameda County Library location or by phone. Passes expire right after reservation dates, no returns required. If you want to know more info about the rules of reserving passes, how it works, or want to print them, go to http://guides.aclibrary.org/discover.
Starting in mid-August, Library cardholders for can reserve passes from the following list subject to growth:
Aquarium of the Bay, Asian Art Museum, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Bedford Gallery, California Historical Society, Cartoon Art Museum, Castro Valley Arts Foundation, Chabot Space & Science Center, Charles M. Schultz Museum, Contemporary Jewish Museum, Exploratorium, Golden State Model Railroad Museum, Lawrence Hall of Science, Lindsay Wildlife Museum, Marine Mammal Center (discount only), Museum of Childrenís Art, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, Oakland Museum, Oakland Zoo, Pacific Pinball Museum, San Jose Museum of Art, Tech Museum of Innovation (discount only), Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, UC Botanical Gardens at Berkeley, USS Hornet, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
For years, Alameda County Library has served over 500,000 people at 10 locations, Bookmobile service and 24/7 Web Library with more than 6.5 million items circulated a year. To find out more about Alameda County Library, go to their website at www.aclibrary.org.