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The Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library, Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Billy Bishop Museum, and Marine and Rail Waterfront Museum are thrilled to announce the launch of the OPEN Card. The OPEN Card is an innovative new free membership program.

Launching on International Museums Day, May 18, 2022, the OPEN Card is available to anyone eligible for a Library Card. This new card will provide the holder access to all of the resources they know and love from the Library, as well as free membership to the Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Billy Bishop Museum, and the Marine and Rail Waterfront Museum. As an additional benefit, through the TOM’s affiliation with the Ontario Association of Art Galleries, the cardholder will also gain free admission to over 100 Ontario art galleries including the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, MacLaren Art Centre, and Varley Art Gallery, to name just a few.

For more information on how to get your OPEN Card, visit or visit one of the four partner institutions.

In celebration of the OPEN Card, the Tom Thomson Art Gallery will be hosting a reception on May 18, 2022, from 6:30-8:30 PM. This reception will feature a music performance by local band G.R.I.N.D., complimentary refreshments, and a cash bar. Capacity for this event is limited - please RSVP to Hillary Weppler, Community Engagement Coordinator at [email protected].

“It is wonderful to work with other community-focused organizations to deliver 21st-century services locally. The Library is excited about this new partnership and we look forward to helping our current and future members enjoy the benefits now available. Check us out!” Tim Nicholls Harrison, CEO and Chief Librarian, Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library.

OPEN Card is a free membership program available to anyone eligible for an Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library Card.

source: media release


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