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Two Centers Added To Scarsdale Library’s Museum Program

SCARSDALE, N.Y. - The Paley Center and the Stamford Museum & Nature Center have been added to Scarsdale Public Library’s program that provides free admission for area museums.

This brings the total number of museums to 15. It is sponsored by the Friends of the Scarsdale Library.

Scarsdale residents who are 18 or older and have a library card, with no outstanding fines or overdue items, may borrow a museum pass from the library. The passes admit two to four people to a specific museum for three days. The actual number of people varies by museum.

The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is an agricultural sciences, art, history and nature museum, with 118 acres that start a half-mile north of the Merritt Parkway.

The Paley Center, Manhattan, includes a permanent media collection. It has almost 150,000 television and radio programs and advertisements for the public to enjoy.

“The museum pass program has been very popular and we are happy to be able to add the Stamford Museum and Nature Center and the Paley Center,” Elizabeth Bermel, library director, said. “In the first 11 months of our fiscal year, 703 passes were issued, an increase of 20 percent over the previous year. Our thanks to the Friends of the Scarsdale Library for their continuing support of this program.”

To reserve passes, visit the library website at, or call the Reference Desk as early as one month in advance. If the pass is reserved online, a confirmation can be printed and presented at the library to get the pass.

Passes are available the day before the reserved visit date, and must be returned to the Reference Desk the day after expiration. A fine of $10 a day will be charged if the pass is returned late, or if it is placed in the book drop. If the pass is lost, the cardholder will be charged full price for the pass.

Other participating museums are Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Bruce Museum, Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Frick Collection, Guggenheim Museum, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Katonah Museum of Art, Neuberger Museum of Art and Storm King Art Center.

Those who wish to use a pass should check the desired museum’s websites for the latest information before planning their visits. For more information, visit the library website or call the Reference Department at 722-1300, ext. 2.

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