Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Check out State Park Passes at 77 Utah Libraries

Salt Lake City – After its first and successful program in 2009, Utah State Parks is once again working with municipal and county library systems to place Annual Park Passes in area libraries; Check It Out!

Library patrons check out an Annual Park Pass, as they would a book or CD, and visit the parks of their choice. The Annual Park Pass allows the person who checks out the pass and up to seven guests in the same private vehicle, day-use entrance to most Utah State Parks. Passes are not valid at This Is The Place Heritage Park, and do not cover Davis County Causeway fees at Antelope Island State Park.

Throughout 2010, passholders also receive $2 off camping fees, seven days a week (excluding holidays and holiday weekends). This discount is honored through the reservation call center and at state park campgrounds on a first-come, first-served basis, but not through the online reservation system. Discount applies to one campsite per night per pass.

“It was our intention this program would encourage new visitors to check out their state parks, and it did. But we also found that Annual Passes were used by those having a tough time financially,” said Utah State Parks Director Mary Tullius. “We’re proud of this program and how it has helped Utahns.”

According to Check It Out Program Manager Nichole Mallory, participating libraries stretch from every corner of the state, from Hyrum to Dugway, and Kanab to Vernal. The Salt Lake County Library System reported their 20 libraries checked out the passes 407 times. Participating libraries include:

American Fork Library, American Fork
Anderson-Foothill Branch, Salt Lake City
Bingham Creek Library, West Jordan
Brigham City Library, Brigham City
Cedar City Library, Cedar City
Centerville Branch Library, Centerville
Central Branch Library, Layton
Chapman Branch, Salt Lake City
Columbus Library, South Salt Lake City
Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch, Salt Lake
Davis County Library, Farmington
Day-Riverside Branch, Salt Lake City
Delta City Library, Delta
Draper City Library, Draper
Dugway Post Library, Dugway
Eagle Mountain Public Library, Eagle Mountain
East Millcreek Library, Salt Lake City
Escalante City Library, Escalante
Fillmore City Library, Fillmore
Garden City Library, Garden City
Garland Public Library, Garland
Grand County Public Library, Grand County
Helper Library, Helper
Herriman Library, Herriman
Highland City Library, Highland
Holladay Library, Holladay
Hunter Library, West Valley City
Hyrum Library, Hyrum
Iron County Bookmobile, Iron County
Kamas City Library, Kamas
Kanab City Library, Kanab
Kaysville Branch Library, Kaysville
Kearns Library, Kearns
Lewiston Library, Lewiston
Logan Library, Logan
Magna City Library, Magna
Minersville Library, Minersville
Monroe Library, Monroe
Morgan County Library, Morgan County
Murray City Library, Murray
Newton Town Library, Newton
North Branch Library, Clearfield
North Logan City Library, North Logan
Northwest Branch Library, Syracuse
Orem Public Library, Orem
Park City Library, Park City
Parowan Library, Parowan
Payson City Library, Payson City
Pleasant Grove City Library
Rich County Library, Rich County
Richfield Public Library, Richfield
Riverton Library, Riverton
Ruth V. Tyler Library, Midvale
Salem City Library, Salem
Salt Lake City Library System, Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County Library System, Salt Lake County
San Juan County Library, San Juan County
Sandy Library, Sandy
Sanpete County Bookmobile, Sanpete
Smithfield Library, Smithfield
South Branch Library, Bountiful
South Jordan Library, South Jordan
Spanish Fork Library, Spanish Fork
Sprague Branch, Salt Lake City
Springville Public Library, Springville
Taylorsville Library, Taylorsville
Tooele City Library, Tooele
Tooele County Bookmobile, Grantsville
Tremonton City Library, Tremonton
Uintah County Library, Vernal
Utah County Bookmobile, Mapleton
Wasatch County Library, Wasatch County
Washington County Library, Washington County
Weber County Library, Weber County
West Jordan Library, West Jordan
West Valley Library, West Valley City
Whitmore Library, Salt Lake City

For more information, visit or call (801) 538-7220 or 877-UTPARKS.

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