Libraries are often overlooked as places that can provide free or low-cost entertainment in the community. Here are 5 things you may, or may not, know about the Brighton District Library.
1. Did you know you can check out free one-day passes to any state park, state forest campground or pathway at the library? These passes are valid for seven days from checkout and can be used all over the state.
2. Parks and campgrounds not your thing? You can use your library card to print a pass, at your home or at the library, to one of 60 participating museums across the state. The passes will give you either complimentary or reduced admission. Popular museums include Cranbrook Art Museum, the Holocaust Memorial Center and the Detroit Institute of Arts.
3. Don't want to spend $10 going to a movie or a few dollars renting from Redbox? Check out the movie selection at the Brighton Library. You might be surprised to see many new releases and classic favorites.
4. Did you know that you can now rent e-books for your Kindle, Nook, iPad or tablet through the library? The Brighton District Library has an extensive e-book catalogs. You can search book titles and more on their websites.
5. Whether you want to join a book club, build Lego fortresses or learn to make bleach or Tye-dye shirts - the library has a class for you. The Brighton library has a calendar full of events for all ages. Check out what they have to offer and join in the fun.
The Brighton District Library is open Monday - Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed Thursdays and Sundays. The calendar of events can be found here.