The Rogers Free Library in Bristol, Rhode Island is a small library that packs a ton of FREE stuff! Your Rogers Free Library membership card provides you with access to cool services like electronics lending, free museum passes, digital media conversion, and so much more!
Get FREE passes and discounts to local attractions with your Rogers Free Library card!
Read on below for the giant list of museums and attractions your library card will get you into for FREE! These passes can be checked out at the circulation desk and are limited to one pass per family at a time. All passes are first come, first serve.
Located in Smithfield, Rhode Island, the Audubon Society of Rhode Island Education Center is the state’s largest nature center and aquarium. With your library card you can receive free admission for 2 adults and up to 4 children.
The Biomes Marine Biology Center is New England’s first private marine education center. It offers hands-on, interactive marine biology programs for the entire family. Your library card allows free admission for children 2 and under and gives you $2.00 off each additional ticket.
The Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum is one of Rhode Island’s most historic homes. It offers visitors a chance to experience history, beautiful gardens, and renowned art collection. Your Rogers Free Library membership grants you $3.00 tickets for up to six adults and free admission for anyone under 17.
The Capron Park Zoo in Attleboro, Massachusetts is only miles from the Rhode Island border and has a large collection of animals from Brushtail Bettongs to Red Kangaroos. Admission is free with a Rogers Free Library card.
Coggeshall Farm is a historic 18th-century farm that has become one of Rhode Island’s most popular state parks. Your library card grants you free admission for 2 adults and all children under three.
The Haffenreffer Museum serves as the “teaching museum” for Brown University. The Museum offers lectures, exhibits, performances, and festivals. Admission is free with your Rogers Free Library card.
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is a well-known art museum in the former estate of socialite Isabella Stewart Gardner. In 1990, an art theft at the museum became the most expensive property theft in history. With your library card you are eligible for $5 admission for up to four people.
Linden Place is a museum and event space in a historic 18th century home. The museum plays host to large, sculpture-filled gardens and a historic gazebo. Your library membership is good for one free admission.
The Museum of Natural History & Planetarium was founded in 1896 in Providence, Rhode Island. The Museum is the state’s only natural history museum and houses Rhode Island’s first planetarium. With your library card you can receive free admission for 2 adults and 4 children.
The Mystic Aquarium is one of the most popular Aquariums in New England and houses the largest outdoor beluga whale exhibit in the United States. With your library card you can get $6 off admission for two adult tickets, and $4.00 each off two children’s tickets.
Based in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the New Bedford Whaling Museum celebrates the history of interaction between humans and whales. The museum includes art, photographs, and even full-sized whale skeletons. Your library card is good for 50% off regular admission for up to four people.
Housed in the National Historic Landmark known as the John N. A. Griswold House, the Newport Art Museum offers a large variety of art exhibits and classes. Your Rogers Free Library card gives you free admission for two adults, and children under 18 get admission for free.
Enjoy hiking and bird watching in multiple habitats at the Norman Bird Sanctuary. With your library card you are eligible for 1 free pass per family that will allow up to a family of five to enter.
Take in an exciting minor league baseball game with Pawsox Game Passes. You can receive up to two free tickets per month, per group.
The Providence Children’s Museum is an excellent place for kids to play and learn. The museum offers fun exhibits including mazes, climbing attractions, and even underground tunnels. You can 50% off admission for up to four people with your library card.
The Roger Williams Park Zoo offers a wide selection of rare animals, a rose garden, and plenty of green space. With your library card you can receive $3 off admission per person.
The Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art is one of Rhode Island’s oldest museums and is the 20th largest art museum in the United States. Admission is free for 2 adults and up to 3 children with your library card.
Borrow e-Readers and other devices for FREE!
The Rogers Free Library device lending program offers a ton of cool electronic devices for loan including Kindle and Nook e-Readers, iPad Minis, ZenPads, and even accessories like Bluetooth keyboards. Anyone with a valid library card can borrow these devices for a week at a time. The library does require that you sign a contract guaranteeing the return of the devices at the time of checkout.
Convert your old cassettes to digital format!
Another awesome benefit of your Rogers Free Library card is access to the Library’s digital conversion equipment. You can bring in your cassette tapes and convert your favorite music to audio files at no cost. First-time users must e-mail Kristin at [email protected] to set up an orientation appointment.
Enjoy FREE events and activities for the whole family!
The Rogers Free Library has an events calendar that is packed with events for every age group. Adults can take part in fun events including a chess club, cooking club, bridge club, and even an adult coloring group. Children can participate in fun events like story time, beginners chess lessons, lego groups, and a Minecraft club.