As summer goes on, the smallest members of your household may be starting to get a little stir crazy.

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They're sick of video games, it's too hot outside, or maybe they're just tired of the same neighborhood friends. If you're worried about pushing your budget to bring a smile to their faces, the Kent District Library has an option to help turn those frowns upside down.

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Did you know that the Kent District Library offers a program called the Perk Pass? Not only does your library card hold the key to thousands of books, CDS, and digital downloads, it also is your key to free tickets to attractions all over West Michigan.

What Attractions Are Offered With The Perk Pass?

The perk pass is changing deals periodically based on what partnerships exist, so you'll want to check their website. Right now you can apply to get passes from attractions such as:

The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM)

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The Frederik Meijer Gardens

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Grand Rapids Children's Museum

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and occasionally they offer deals from:

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How do I get a Kent District Library Card?

In order to get a card you have to live in or reside in the Kent District Library's service area. Not sure if you qualify? Don't worry, you can visit this helpful chart on their website.

If you qualify- you can apply for your card in person at your branch or online via their website. *note: you'll have to stop by your branch in person to activate your card, but if you fill this info in before you go, it will make the process a little more quick.

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Good luck, and enjoy the attractions this summer while still saving a little money. But, make sure you sign up before it too late- these deals are limited.

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