PCDL launches ‘Explore & More Adventure Pass’ program

By Kirstin Weaver - For PCDL

EATON — Explore More with your Preble County District Library card! Starting on Friday, May 27, PCDL patrons who are in good standing may borrow an Explore & More Pass from the library to explore educational and cultural experiences. The Explore & More Adventure Pass Program enables PCDL patrons to borrow passes using their library card. This onetime pass, which must be checked out in person, grants patrons limited free access to attractions that would otherwise charge admission fees.

“As a public library, our role is to ensure equal access to all, and that goes well beyond books,” said Lauren Robinson, Director of Preble County District Library. “PCDL’s mission is “Helping You Connect to the World.” The Explore & More Adventure Pass Program will give our community access to items that promote learning, creating, and exploring the great state of Ohio and the world. We are so excited to partner with such wonderful organizations and expand our services to those who may not have the monetary means to visit these parks and museums.”

Explore & More passes are only available for in-person checkout at the Eaton Branch. Patrons can check their availability at preblelibrary.org/catalog and typing “Explore & More Pass” into the catalog search bar. Passes can be placed on a hold for 24 hours. To ensure that the maximum number of patrons can participate, the loan period for these passes is three days.

Each organization sets its own rules for how many individuals are covered under its passes and on which days the passes will be honored. Patrons are advised to call the organization ahead of their visit for hours and rules.

The Explore & More Adventure Pass Program partners include:

The Dayton Art Institute

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and SunWatch Indian Village

Carillon Historical Park

Quiet Harmony Elk Ranch

For more information or to request a pass, visit preblelibrary.org. The library is in the process of adding additional partners to the Explore & More Adventure Pass Collection.

By Kirstin Weaver