Check out a Dayton Art Institute membership this summer just like a library book

When Dayton institutions team up, the result can be a work of art.

The Dayton Art Institute and the Dayton Metro Library have collaborated to make it affordable and easy for families to explore the DAI this summer. >>Pay one penny per page for any book you want at Books & Co. new book sale

Starting Monday, July 1, library card holders can check out a DAI membership at any Dayton Metro Library location for three weeks. The rental membership includes DAI access for up to two adults and up to eight children.


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“We are happy to offer library patrons free access to the wonderful collections at the Dayton Art Institute,” said Library Executive Director Tim Kambitsch. “It’s a natural fit. The Library is a place for discovery and inspiration, and certainly the Art Institute is as well.”

Chuck Duritsch, a Dayton Metro Library spokesman, said the two institutions will evaluate the success of this venture to determine how long it will be available to patrons.

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Each branch of the Dayton Metro Library system will have five family memberships available for checkout, stored in CD cases. When the CD case is presented at the DAI, admission tickets will be issued. If all passes are checked out of the Library, patrons may place a reserve on the next available, according to a Dayton Art Institute press release. Memberships are checked out for three weeks, and are not renewable. Visitors can return to the DAI as often as they like during the three-week loan period.

Guests visiting the DAI with a rental membership are also eligible for a 25% discount on an official DAI membership.


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