Museum art time

Evangeline Avey, 4, of Cashmere gets help from her mom Laura Spencer as she uses tissue paper to cover a vase so it looks like stained glass during a 2017 art class at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center. Area residents can now check out family passes to the museum through the Wenatchee and East Wenatchee public libraries.

WENATCHEE — North Central Regional Library (NCRL) is now offering family passes to the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center. Passes are available for a two-week check-out period from the Wenatchee and East Wenatchee public libraries.

Each pass provides entry for two adults and any children under age 18 in the household. Ten passes are available at the Wenatchee Public Library and five passes are available at the East Wenatchee Public Library.

“Partnering with the Wenatchee Valley Museum is a natural next step for NCRL,” said Amanda Brack, NCRL’s adult services manager. “Both of our organizations work to preserve and strengthen our communities. NCRL is proud to play a role in making this essential community resource even more accessible.”

The Wenatchee Valley Museum inspires dynamic connections to this region’s unique heritage. Its exhibits tell the stories of the people who have built our community. The museum fosters an appreciation for the preservation and celebration of our collective community memory.

“We strive to make our exhibits, events and programs accessible to all residents of our valley, and want to thank NCRL for their partnership. Join us to explore your imagination, expand your mind, and get in touch with the roots of our region at the museum!” said Kristin Lodge, the museum’s director of development and communications.

NCRL’s mission is to connect the people of North Central Washington to vital resources and opportunities that foster individual growth and strengthen communities. In May, NCRL launched a program offering family passes to Ohme Gardens, laying the groundwork for this partnership with the Wenatchee Valley Museum.

“Developing strategic partnerships to engage new users and strengthen communities is a main objective in our strategic plan,” said Barbara Walters, NCRL’s executive director. “Partnerships with area organizations such as the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Ohme Gardens are just the beginning of what NCRL hopes to offer. Stay tuned as we work to provide greater access to the many community resources across our five-county region.”

Michelle McNiel is the communications manager for the North Central Regional Library.