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U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum offering discounts for library cardholders

U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum offering discounts for library cardholders
Posted at 8:43 AM, Jan 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-24 11:10:04-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — Sunday wraps up Library Weekend at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum, which means it's the last day that you can get a discount at the museum just by showing your Pikes Peak library card! The library district will even have a mobile unit out there, in case you want to sign up for your own card right on the spot.

With your library card, you can get a group rate on your ticket which means adults can get in for $17.95 and kids 12 and under can get in for $12.95.

The museum is open on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you don't have a library card already PPLD's "Bookmobile" will also be out there from 10 a.m. until noon. At the Bookmobile, you can sign up for a card, check out books, and learn about the library's programs.

Four-time Olympic triathlete Hunter Kemper is an athlete ambassador for the museum, and father to five kids who all enjoy using the library's resources. He says this partnership with PPLD is rooted in the same goal: to champion education and new experiences.

"Education is a key component to what it is that our building's about, right?" Kemper explained. "Learning not just about the Olympic Games but about the history of the Olympic Games, and I think the Pikes Peak Library District is all about that," he emphasized. "That's why they have a mobile that they can go around and make [their services] accessible!"

Elyse Jones, the Community Partnership Coordinator at the Pikes Peak Library District, added: "We provide a lot of opportunities to connect with our community and with each other and all the things that we have to offer. Not just you know, books but experiences."

The museum is a fully immersive and interactive experience that celebrates past U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes. It's all contactless and you take a self-guided tour to learn about the history of the ancient games, and the origin of the modern Olympic Games. The museum has more than 500 artifacts, and was even named USA Today's Best New Attraction of 2020.

As a reminder, all libraries across the Pikes Peak Library District are now open to in-person guests, but they are still offering curbside services as well.