Parks and Read

Enjoy a Great Book in the Great Outdoors

The Grace A Dow Memorial Library, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment, and the Library of Michigan are again hosting Park and Read. 

Library Card holders can pick up a free one day Park and Read pass during their next stop at the Check Out Desk. Each pass provides access to any one of Michigan's state parks or recreation areas. 

The program runs May 16 until September 30. Passes are valid for seven days from check-out and can be redeemed for one resident daily motor vehicle permit. 

The Library has a limited number of passes available on a first-come basis. 

 Established in 1919, Michigan's state parks system maintains 98 parks and recreation areas covering 285,000 acres. There are 13,500 campsites in 142 campgrounds and 879 miles of trails.

See a list of Michigan State Parks