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Give the Gift of Membership This Holiday Season

Give the Gift of Membership This Holiday Season

Do you have a friend or family member who is an avid reader, chess player, or film fanatic? Consider gifting them a Mechanics’ Institute membership! For just $120 per year for an individual membership, or $65 for students, you can give the gift of admission to our renowned chess club, library, and free or discounted admission to our programs, classes, and tournaments!

Mechanics' Institute has something for everyone. The Institute offers more than 500 events and programs every year, including discussions with authors, film salons, writing classes and resources, electronic and print library materials, lectures on local history, and chess classes and trnaments.

For each gift membership you purchase for a new member, we will also extend your membership* by three months at no cost, up to two referrals or six months of free membership! Please just make sure to include your name on the membership form so that we can credit your account. What better gift during the holiday season than the gift of literature, film, free writing and book groups, and chess classes?


Benefits of a Mechanics' Institute Membership

·Free or reduced admission to programs and resources, including writing workshops and author events, book clubs, film salons, and our chess classes and tournaments.

Full use of the library and its services, including ebooks, e-audiobooks and access to online databases including, Duolingo, and JSTOR.

·         WiFi access in public areas of the library.

·         Shared access at other membership libraries.

·         Membership dues and any donations above membership costs are tax deductible.


Our affordable membership and significant discounts mean that your gift can pay for itself in a matter of just a few months! Give your gift today at!

For more information about gift memberships and membership benefits, please contact us at [email protected]

 *To be eligible for membership extension, you must be a current member in good standing.


Posted on Nov. 10, 2021 by Hannah Wallenbrock