Visit Grounds For Sculpture To Experience Art And Open Space At Library

By Ashley Bouwense

Mendham Borough Library added Grounds for Sculpture (GFS) to its Museum Pass Program!

The pass gives Mendham Borough Library cardholders the opportunity to visit this magical oasis of art and nature with four people for free.

Cardholders can reserve the pass up to three months in advance; they can hold the pass for the middle of the week, Tues. to Thurs., or for the weekend, Fri. to Sun. While a GFS pass can be reserved, Mendham Borough Library cardholders can take out the pass any day of the week if the pass if available.

But what’s the difference between getting tickets online and getting a pass through the library?

Not only is the pass free, but library patrons are not restricted to go to GFS during a set day. Unlike buying tickets to Grounds where holders are limited to going a select day, using the library pass allows people to visit whenever they choose within the three-day period of receiving the passes. This added bonus gives visitors the flexibility to go when they would like, especially when the weather is most optimal.

The library’s Museum Pass Program is fairly new, with its introduction only last year. The program offers passes to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in NYC; the Guggenheim in NYC; Imagine That in Florham Park and Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, its latest excursion, added in April of this year.

“We are a small library, so introducing passes to places like GFS provides library users with an experiences outside of our walls,” said Jan Perrier, director of Mendham Borough Library. “It helps patrons find more value in their library.”

People of all ages will enjoy an outing to GFS, as there are an array of art and open space sights and activities to experience.  This summer, Grounds has many family, adult and child events, which include: Family Yoga and Creativity Inspired by Animals; Wellness Walks/Wellness Talks where people can enjoy a walk through the park while getting fit; Jewelry Making Demo with Maris Hare; Open Verse for poets, writers and musicians; Garden Tour with a Horticulturist; Tots on Tour where children listen to a story, become GFS Park Explorers, and make art in hands-on workshops; Young Artist Workshops and more!

Grounds is open Tues. through Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and through Labor Day, GFS is extending its hours to 9 p.m. for Fridays and Saturdays. GFS is also wheelchair accessible


Summer is the perfect time to explore the many exciting places the tri-state area has to offer.

Grounds for Sculpture is especially an optimal place to visit now, when the already blooming outdoors is decorated with inspiring works of art and culture.

Take advantage of Mendham Borough Library’s Museum Pass Program; visitors of all ages will not only learn while they are on these cultural excursions, but they will create lasting memories as they enjoy fun-filled days during the summer months.

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