Some Minnesota Libraries Offer Users Chance to Check out the Great Outdoors - October 3, 2023

Kali Freeman, the community library manager at Rondo Community Library in St. Paul, says the state park pass program opens up worlds. 

"We all get kind of stuck in our day to day, and there's lots of hoops that we have to jump through in order to travel anywhere,” says Freeman. 

The pass, she says, removes some of the monetary barriers which keep some people away from the parks.  

The Department of Natural Resources launched the Minnesota State Park Library Program two years ago.  It now includes 99 libraries that offer 175 passes. 

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Learn more about State Park passes available at the Saint Paul Public Library.