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Check Out Colorado State Parks

Check Out Colorado State Parks is a library loan program formed through a partnership between Colorado State Library and Colorado Parks & Wildlife. Through it, libraries provide a unique outdoor learning experience for library patrons and expands your library’s services. Borrowers are equipped with a parks pass and a backpack outfitted with a Colorado parks guide, naturalist field guides, activity cards, and other items to enhance their outdoor experience. Email with questions about the program. 

About the Program

Toolkit for Library Staff

General Information 

Replacement Backpack Contents

Park Visitor/ Borrower Evaluations

Catalog Files

Digital/ Social Media Promotional Materials

Display Materials

  • Google Drive folder with summer and winter promotional posters including:
    • 8.5x11 printable PDF
    • 8.5x11 customizable, printable PDF
    • 11x17 printable PDF
    • 11x17 customizable, printable PDF
    • Program Instructions for Libraries PDF
    • Program Overview for Community & Partners PDF


GOCO's Generation Wild Campaign

Great Outdoors Colorado created the Generation Wild public awareness campaign to reconnect kids with nature. 

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