Tolleson Library Joins Culture Pass Program

Tolleson Library

Tolleson Public Library Now Offering Act One Culture Passes

The Tolleson Public Library is the latest Maricopa County library to add the Act One Culture Pass as an option for its library cardholders. The Tolleson Public Library joins 44 other Maricopa County libraries to offer the program. Eight libraries in Pima County and the Sedona Public Library also offer the Act One Culture Pass in their libraries. In total, 42 arts partners participate in the Culture Pass program statewide.

The Act One Culture Pass offers library cardholders free admission for two people to participating cultural institutions or theater performances. Library patrons select the venue or performance of their choice from the display at their local library, use their library card to “check out” the pass and have seven days to visit the venue or reserve their performance tickets.

Maricopa County arts partners include 15 arts venues and 12 performing arts organizations. Venues range from destinations like the Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix Art Museum, Heard Museum and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art to the Cave Creek Museum, Challenger Space Center and Halle Heart Children’s Museum. Performance partners include Ballet Arizona, Phoenix Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company and the Chandler Center for the Arts. In total, more than 367,000 Maricopa County residents can enjoy free admission to the arts using an Act One Culture Pass. 

“We’re delighted to have the Tolleson Public Library as an Act One Culture Pass partner, and we look forward to serving Tolleson residents who wouldn’t have the opportunity to visit an art or cultural museum or go to see a stage performance,” said Geri Wright, executive director of the non-profit Act One. “The Culture Pass offers a terrific opportunity for families to take their children to meaningful arts experiences that they might not otherwise be able or willing to afford.” 

The Tolleson Public Library is located at 9555 W. Van Buren Street and serves thousands of visitors each year. The library is part of a community complex that also houses Tolleson City Hall, the Esther Angulo Community Center and the Tolleson Senior Center.  

According to Kim Eckhoff, Tolleson Public Library Manager, the library has been wanting to offer the Culture Pass for several years. “The Culture Pass offers tremendous opportunities for our residents to discover the arts around the Valley and share arts experiences with their families, children and grandchildren,” Eckhoff said. “We’re excited to be able to provide these kinds of opportunities to library visitors.”