Find Us On Facebook
We have a wide variety of news items and they are displayed below initially by the most recent date first, but if you prefer, you can sort them by Category and/or Departments.
Subscribe: To receive an email of news items that we send out to our subscribers, sign-up for our News eNotifications and choose the news categories that you are interested in receiving.
Archived News: News that was published three (3) months or longer will appear in the Archived News area. The link is directly below the drop-down menus.
Library Adds Denver Botanic Gardens to “Discovery Pass” Program
Free passes provide single day admittance to popular museums and more
Just in time for the summer heat, the Longmont Public Library has added a new attraction to its popular Discovery Pass program: the Denver Botanic Gardens. The Denver Botanic Gardens has two locations, one on York St. by Cheesman Park in downtown Denver and another at Chatfield Farms. The York St. location includes rotating art installations among dramatic planting beds, while the Chatfield Farms location is a 700-acre native plant refuge and working farm. The pass will be valid for up to six people at either or both locations on the day reserved.
Overall, the Library’s Discovery Passes are a ticket to history, art, science, culture, and nature all along the Front Range, accessible with just a library card. Fourteen destinations are now participating, and the Library will continue to add more attractions:
- The Butterfly Pavilion
- The Clyfford Still Museum
- Denver Botanic Gardens
- Denver Firefighters Museum
- Denver Museum of Nature and Science
- Dinosaur Ridge National Natural Landmark
- Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
- Golden History Museum and Park
- The Longmont Museum
- The Molly Brown House Museum
- Museum of Boulder
- The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
- Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
- WOW! Children’s Museum
Reserving a Discovery Pass is fast and easy. Just visit the Discovery Passes webpage, decide which attraction to visit, and then click the “Reserve Your Discovery Pass” button to reserve the desired pass. Because destinations have varying operating days and hours, patrons are encouraged to review the hours and availability of the attraction before reserving a pass. Any patron with a Longmont Library Adult Resident library card can reserve a pass at no cost. Pass holders do not have to come to the Library to collect their pass, but a printed pass must be shown at the museum/venue entrance. Library staff are happy to print passes for patrons without access to a printer at home. Passes may be reserved up to 30 days in advance. One pass for each museum may be reserved once per calendar year (365 days from date of last reservation). Changes or cancellations may be made up to 24 hours in advance by calling the Library Reference Desk at 303-651-8472.
Discovery Passes offer Longmont Public Library patrons the chance to get out and learn in new environments. Knowledge may be power, but there’s no reason it can’t also be fun. So go discover what’s out there!