PNC Foundation supports the Zoo Atlanta Library Pass
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Popular library checkout program offers Georgia families free Zoo admission
ATLANTA – June 27, 2013 – PNC Foundation has become the leading supporter of a popular cultural offering available at Georgia public libraries. The foundation will sponsor the Zoo Atlanta Library Pass, now accessible at all public library branches throughout the state, for calendar year 2013.
More than 56,500 Georgians visited the Zoo free of charge using the Zoo Atlanta Library Pass in 2012. The pass, which is available for checkout with a library card at any participating branch of the Georgia Public Library Service, may be used for free admission for two adults and up to two children.
“We’re extremely proud to partner with PNC Foundation on an offering that has proven to be one of our most sought-after programs,” said Raymond King, President and CEO of Zoo Atlanta. “Zoo Atlanta should be a cultural and educational opportunity for everyone in Georgia. We’re continuously committed to expanding access to everything the Zoo has to offer, and the Zoo Atlanta Library Pass ensures that anyone in the state who wants to visit can.”
Launched in 2009, the library program originally applied only to branches of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System. In 2011, Zoo Atlanta partnered with the Georgia Public Library Service to expand the opportunity to all Georgia counties.
“Children benefit when they have access to educational opportunities offered by leading cultural institutions such as Zoo Atlanta,” said Eddie Meyers, PNC regional president, Georgia on behalf of the Foundation. “Our support of the Zoo Atlanta Library Pass program is a great way to provide local children with a learning experience they may not otherwise have at one of the most iconic institutions in Georgia.”
PNC recognizes that learning in a child's early years is essential for their long-term success. Through Grow Up Great, its $350 million, multi-year, bilingual initiative that began in 2004 to help prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life, it has supported innovative programs emphasizing math, science, the arts and financial education for more than 1.7 million at-risk preschool children.
The Zoo Atlanta Library Pass may be checked out once per year, per library card, per household. The pass is not valid for fee-based events or programs and may not be combined with other discounts or promotions. Standard general admission applies to families with more than two children; children must be accompanied by an adult. For details, visit zooatlanta.org/family_pass or contact your local library.