The Palm Springs Public Library has California State Park passes to lend!

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In April, the California State Library and California State Parks announced a new pilot program called the California Library Parks Pass, coming soon to a library near you! This program allows Californians to use their library cards to visit state parks for free!

Passes have been sent to all 1,184 public libraries in the state and Palm Springs Public Library has received ten (10) California Library Parks Passes and all are available for checkout now at the library ! These passes can be checked for two weeks and provide free daytime vehicle entry to more than 200 participating state park units operated by California State Parks.

Research shows that spending time outdoors is associated with better mental and physical health, and that many Californians face barriers accessing their parks. California is full of state parks and many public libraries are probably a short drive from one of them. By reducing barriers to park access and partnering with entities such as public libraries, the state can help more Californians explore the outdoors and drive positive health, natural resource management and historical and cultural ties.

Each hang tag pass is valid for entry of one passenger vehicle with a capacity of nine or less or one highway-licensed motorcycle at participating state parks. Valid every day of the week, including holidays, if places are available. Detailed information about the California State Library’s new parks program, including full terms and conditions, is available online at CheckOutCAStateParks.com.

The Palm Springs Public Library offers a diverse and comprehensive collection to the community. The library is located at 300 S. Sunrise Way, at the corner of Sunrise Way and Barristo Road. For more information about the library, call 760-322-READ (7323) or log on to www.pslibrary.org. Follow the Library on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, subscribe to the Library’s YouTube channel and sign up online to receive the monthly e-newsletter.

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