Here’s a great example of changing the system without having to get the State Legislature to pass a new bill… The Northfield Early Childhood Initiative Coalition has teamed up with the Outdoor Pool and Booker, the Northfield Book Bus, to offer 1 day pool passes to the people who live in the neighborhoods Booker services. The idea is based on the model used by the Twin Cities libraries that offer one day passes to local museums and other attractions. It is an easy way to provide access to families who might not otherwise have access to programs and activities in Northfield. Because the pool and the library are both City of Northfield entities, it was a logical place to start, but the hope is that in the future there will be other kinds of passes available on Booker, too. For now, the Early Childhood Initiative Coalition is just excited to have facilitated such a great program for families with young children in Northfield.