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PARL is lending out 5 passes for fitness facilities in Pictou County and 2 passes for the St.FX University Recreation Facility in Antigonish County.
The Fun Fit Pass is being made available through a partnership with Active Pictou County, Town of Pictou Recreation & Aquatics, YMCA of Pictou County, Town of Antigonish, St.FX Recreation, and Community Wellness Grants from the Community Health Boards of Antigonish Town & County, Pictou Central and East, and Pictou West CHB.
How long can I borrow a pass?
Passes can be checked out for a 14-day loan period.
Passes are subject to regular library overdue policies. $0.10/day will be charged to the user's card up to a total charge of $2.00. Lost or damaged cards will be capped at the $2.00 charge to cover the replacement of the pass.
There will be no renewals on the Fun Fit Passes. Borrowers will need to return the passes to a library branch. If there are no holds on the pass they will be allowed to check it out again at that time. There is no limit on how many times a borrower can check out a pass.
Who can check out a pass?
The passes for each facility are family passes, subject to the policies of each facility in regard to what they consider a family under their fee structure. Because all the facilities have policies that restrict use by children we will be restricting borrowers to adult users, which allows anyone ages 14 and above to borrow a Fun Fit Pass. Anyone with a valid PARL library card ages 14 and above will be able to borrow a Fun Fit Pass.
Which library locations can passes be borrowed from?
Passes for the YMCA of Pictou County will be placed at the Westville, Stellarton and New Glasgow branches.
Passes for Pictou Fisheries Training Pool will be located at the Pictou branch.
Passes for St.FX University Recreation Facility will be located at the Antigonish Town & County Library.
Each pass will be clearly labeled as to which branch it belongs to. Passes will be available for holds through the online catalogue, or by request through branch staff, and holds pick-up will be available at the library of the borrower's choice.
What do the Fun Fit Passes Look like?
We will be packaging the passes inside of cases so that they can be returned to the library via book drops. Each case will contain one pass and information about the facility.
All of the passes will look like regular member passes for each facility. The passes for the Pictou Pool will be marked as belonging to the library Fun Fit Pass program where the borrowers name would normally be. The YMCA passes will list the owning libraries name in place of a regular username. The St.FX University Recreation pass will be clearly marked as a "Fun Fit Pass."
What access do the passes grant borrowers at each facility?
The Family passes grant users access to all of the services that a regular family pass would at any of the facilities, excluding certain classes and lesson that require registration (i.e. swimming lessons), over the two week loan period. We will be including information sheets for each facility in the cases for the passes that will provide users with the necessary information on each facility and what their pass allows them access to. We will also make additional copies of this information available in each branch.
How long will passes be available at the library?
The Fun Fit Pass began as a 1 year trial in 2018, and has been continued this year with the support of our community partners, including recreation facilities, community health boards, and municipalities.
Current passes are valid until May 2020.
There will be a voluntary survey available for borrowers to fill out at each library branch and online. This anonymous survey will be used by Active Pictou County to measure the success of the program and for reporting purposes to the government agency that provided funding for the program.