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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. 

About the Program

Historical Overview

Toolkit for Library Staff

General Information 

Replacement Backpack Contents

Park Visitor/ Borrower Evaluations

Spanish Language Content

Catalog Files

Digital/ Social Media Promotional Materials


Display Materials

Spanish Language Content

GOCO's Generation Wild Campaign

Great Outdoors Colorado created the Generation Wild public awareness campaign to reconnect kids with nature and get them to experience the incredible benefits that are right outside the front door. Because kids grow better outside.

  • GOCO's 100 Things to Do Before You're 12 list (PDF)
  • Sample Tweet: Summer library programs are on! Tick off #34: Read a book under a tree from ‘100 things to do before you’re 12' list.
  • Sample social media post to customize: The summer program at the ___ Library has begun! That gives your kid the chance to tick off No. 34, Read a book under a tree, from a fun list of ‘100 things to do before you’re 12.’ Grab a book and a printed list at the library or visit to learn more. #100ThingsToDo
  • Web/social media graphic to use with above posts (JPG)

Contact for Check Out Colorado State Parks


Cristy Moran

Adult Library Services Senior Consultant
Colorado State Library
201 E. Colfax Ave, Room 309
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 720-926-2159
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