Book-worms receive free state park passports

When you think of the library you may think of curling up with a good book, but the Peter White Public Library has other ideas.

Blue Cross, Blue Shield is partnering up with the library for its ‘Park and Read’ event. People who come to Peter White for a good read can also take a Recreation Passport, which allows a visit to any state park or recreation area for free.

“We want to get people outside for healthy living, increase outdoor activity, and this is a partnership that we’re excited to be a part of that does this,” said Suzanne Allen of the Blue Cross, Blue Shield.

By bringing Recreation Passports to the library, Blue Cross, Blue Shield hopes to attract new people to state parks. The free pass only lasts for one day, but it allows people who haven’t been to the parks an opportunity to try something new. The pass can even be used at state parks during Rec 101 classes, where participants can learn stand-up paddle-boarding, or beach yoga.

“The libraries are great partners because they have so many people, families, kids. And as I say they’re going to exercise their minds, and their bodies,” said Allen. Recreation Passports can be picked up at Peter White Public Library until they run out and can be redeemed until September 30th.