Library Card Provides Free State Park Admission


With a Northwest Regional Library System library card, you can check out a Real Florida Reader Day Pass that provides free park admission to Florida’s state parks. If you don’t have a library card, visit your local library to get one. The library card and park pass are free! The Real Florida Reader Day Pass has a 5-day check out period, one checkout per library card. Each Northwest Regional Library System location has park passes. If all are checked out, place a hold by calling your library location. Passes will need to be checked out and returned from the same library location.

The Real Florida Reader Pass is part of the “Oceans of Possibilities” Summer Reading celebrations for Florida Public Libraries. Florida has 175 state parks that showcase our state’s natural and cultural resources. With the Real Florida Reader Pass, you can continue your learning adventure while enjoying time exploring new places. For an extra challenge, check out a book about Florida’s wildlife and natural resources and see if you can identify any of the flora, fauna or habitats seen at the park! The Read Florida Reader Program is valid through September 12, 2022.

Things to Know
• Day Pass is for one vehicle park entrance with up to eight people in the vehicle.
• For day use access only. Does not include camping or any other fees.
• Excludes Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife, Skyway Pier and Weeki Wachee Springs state parks.
• Does not include entry to federal parks, national forests or national wildlife refuges.

The Real Florida Reader is a statewide collaboration between Florida State Parks and the Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services to encourage visitation to libraries and parks this summer.

Your Local Library System Location:
Panama City Beach Public Library, 12500 Hutchison Blvd, Panama City Beach. 850-233-5055.