One thing I remember from when I lived back home is that the libraries there have membership passes to certain events and sites. Library patrons can 'borrow' those passes to attend functions and events. I checked here, but didn't see anything similar, so I guess it isn't something standard that all libraries offer. Passes or tickets to many sites are very expensive these days, so this could be a huge money saver. If you're looking to attend a local site such as a museum or zoo, it might be worth it to check first to see if you can borrow passes from your local library.