Posted: Jul 9, 2012 at 3:36 PM [Jul 9, 2012]
YPSILANTI, MICH – Spend a lazy day with a good book in the great outdoors compliments of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the Library of Michigan, and the Ypsilanti District Library. This is the fourth year that YDL cardholders can access their favorite state park through the “Park and Read” program.
While checking out a book, Park & Read allows library cardholders to “check-out” a one-day pass that waives the Recreation Passport entry fee into any Michigan state park or recreation area. This $10 savings also provides a one-time, free access to more than 500 events taking place in state parks throughout the summer, and to make the day even more relaxing, some of the state parks are offering the loan of a hammock.
Here’s how the program works:
“The program was designed to give people a free trial visit to experience what a fantastic family and recreational resource their Michigan state parks and recreation areas can be,” said Maia Stephens, recreational programmer for the DNR Parks and Recreation Division. “Besides, what's more relaxing than a day at the beach or under a shady tree with a good book?”
“Michigan libraries have been at the forefront of quality family and educational programming. This partnership with the DNR is truly a case in point,” said State Librarian Nancy Robertson. “The Park and Read program makes it easy for Michigan residents to combine a love of the great outdoors with a love of great literature, and our libraries are helping to make this happen.”
The Ypsilanti District Library’s mission is to enrich life, stimulate intellectual curiosity, foster literacy and encourage an informed citizenry. For more information about summer programs at YDL, visit www.ypsilibrary.org or call 482-4110 ext. 1303.