Phoenix library cardholders free to check out art

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Patrons of libraries across metro Phoenix will soon be able to use their library cards to check out the local arts scene for free.

Beginning April 1, the Culture Pass program will allow cardholders among 30 public libraries to borrow a pass to one of a dozen cultural venues.

The list of participating organizations includes the Phoenix Art Museum, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and the Phoenix Zoo.

Each pass is valid for a week and worth free admission for up to four people. Libraries will carry five passes to each destination. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Card holders can only check out one pass at a time and no more than two per month.

The program is scheduled to run thru March 31, 2010.

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