The Real Florida Reader
Florida Park Passes Program for Public Libraries
Sunset at Grayton Beach State Park, Pixabay
To celebrate this year’s Summer Reading theme, Oceans of Possibilities, the Division of Library and Information Services and Florida State Parks bring you The Real Florida Reader state park pass.
Summer is a great time to explore Florida. There are Oceans of Possibilities at your local library and Florida State Parks.
The Real Florida Reader state park pass is a summer-long program that provides Florida’s libraries with park passes to circulate.
The pass will be accepted at most Florida State Parks.
Excludes Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs, Skyway Fishing Pier and Weeki Wachee Springs state parks.
It will not be accepted at local municipal or county parks, federal parks, state or national forests, state or national wildlife refuges, federal parks, national forests or national wildlife refuges.
Florida public library card holders can check out the Real Florida Reader state park pass at their local public library. If you don’t have a library card, visit your local public library to get one.
The project will launch just before Memorial Day 2022. The passes are good between May 21 and September 12, 2022.
Bahia Honda State Park in the Florida Keys, Pixabay
The Real Florida Reader state park pass allows single day-use entry for a single passenger vehicle (up to eight people).
It does not cover activity fees or entry into special events, museum or boat tours, instructor certification diving, boat launching, rentals of picnic pavilions and other facilities, rentals of equipment such as canoes and kayaks, overnight camping or lodging.
The Real Florida Reader is a statewide collaboration between the Division of Library and Information Services and Florida State Parks to encourage visitation to libraries and parks this summer.
It gives libraries a resource to help with their Summer Reading programs and strengthen their ties with their local State Parks.
Checklist and information for libraries
Encourage patrons to share their stories using #RealFloridaReader.
- Read more about the activities and resources at Florida State Parks.
- About the Park Pass Program
- Checklist for Park Pass Program (PDF)
- Real Florida Reader Poster (PDF)
- Brochure (PDF)
- One Shot for printing in grayscale (PDF)
- Twitter graphic (PNG) and Facebook graphic (PNG)
- Water Safety for Kids includes free resources to help prevent drowning. Request a water safety program in your library.
- 2022 Summer Reading at the Museum of Florida History