Ride the RTS Bus to the Library for Free and Win

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RTS Library Passport illustration of a bus at www.aclib.us/RideRTS

Students and seniors can take a free ride on the RTS bus to the library this summer for a chance to win fun prizes.

Get started today:

  • Students under 18 or seniors 65 and over qualify
  • Ride the RTS bus to the library for free
  • Pick up your RTS Library Passport and stamp between July 10 and Sept. 30 at any Gainesville library.
  • Explore the library and visit other libraries for additional stamps and more chances to win.

Participating Branches:

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Free bus rides to students under 18 and seniors 65 and over are made possible by the RTS Free Fare Program, which was recently funded by the City of Gainesville and Alachua County. In support of this program, Alachua County Library District is partnering with GNV4ALL to give out RTS Library passports to these riders who visit any Gainesville library from July 10 to Aug. 7. Passports can be stamped at all Gainesville library locations and participants will receive one prize entry for each stamp they collect. There is a limit of one stamp per location. Winners will be selected via random drawing from all eligible entries at the end of the summer promotion. Prizes were provided by GNV4ALL.

Hop on the bus today and pickup up your passport and stamp at participating locations. You can check out the RTS app, GNVRideRTS, or go online at Go-RTS.com to plan the bus route to a participating library.

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    By Otto on July 1, 2022