After posting last year’s info on Palm Beach County’s Library Adventure Pass (LAMP), a friend quickly notified me that the program had changed! So, after several years of the same process, it’s new.
I rushed right over there, and by rushed, I mean, I spent an hour looking for our library cards, making sure certain people made it to the bathroom and taking apart the house looking for the library cards.
Ultimately, I did NOT find them. But, the same friend let me know that they would look up the info for you (that’s new!)! Keep reading below for my pros and cons of the new LAMP.
- Ann Norton Sculpture Garden
- Boca Raton Historical Society and Museum
- Boca Raton Museum of Art
- Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square
- Johnson History Museum
- Loggerhead Marinelife Center
- Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
- River Center
- Sandoway Discovery Center
- Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center
- South Florida Science Center and Aquarium
- Spady Cultural Heritage Museum
- Yesteryear Village
In order to get access to your favorite attractions, please follow these simple instructions:
Each child’s Palm Beach County Library System card is eligible to receive one (1) LAMP pass in June and one (1) LAMP pass in July. ***All participants must have a child’s library card on hand*** when entering the drawing and when picking up your ticket(s).
JUNE LAMP PASSES
1.) Please fill out a June LAMP entry form, available at every Palm Beach County Library System Children’s Desk from Monday, May 23 – Friday, June 3. Your entry will be placed in a drawing to ensure that everyone has an equal chance to get their favorite passes.
2.) If your entry is chosen and you are contacted, please visit the library branch where you submitted your entry from Tuesday, June 7 – Tuesday, June 14 with your child’s library card in hand.
3.) All remaining passes will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis (including any museum passes not claimed by the close of business on Tuesday, June 14).
JULY LAMP PASSES
1.) Please fill out a July LAMP entry form, available at every Palm Beach County Library System Children’s Desk from Saturday, June 25 – Friday, July 1. Your entry will be placed in a drawing to ensure that everyone has an equal chance to get their favorite passes.
2.) If your entry is chosen and you are contacted, please visit the library branch where you submitted your entry from Wednesday, July 6 – Wednesday, July 13 with your child’s library card in hand.
3.) All remaining passes will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis (including any museum passes not claimed by the close of business on Wednesday, June 13).
The participating organizations are donating all of the free admissions; in cases where entrance is free, additional benefits are offered to LAMP holders. Please thank them for their generosity when you visit.
For more info, head to your local library!
Pros of the new LAMP:
You don’t have to show up at 10 a.m. on June 1st. This is great for working moms or just moms that need to get something done that morning.
With a window to turn in the application, you have the ability to work it around your schedule.
No card in hand
As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I couldn’t find our library cards. With this new system, they will look it up for you, which they didn’t before.
Cons of the new LAMP:
No guarantee “for the whole family”
Before, you could make sure that you could get enough LAMPs for the entire family. However, the new lottery process only gives the LAMP to the winner. Therefore, if you have three children and the pass includes one adult and one child, you will have to pay for the other children.
No guarantee that you’ll get one at all
Before, you could make sure you get at least one by showing up early and waiting in line. Now, without that, you may not get one at all.