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Colorado Parks and Wildlife, state library launch Library Card Sign-up Month

Summit Daily staff report

In partnership with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the Colorado State Library has launched a Library Card Sign-up Month.

The contest requires participants to visit Colorado's 42 state parks and document the visit by posting a selfie or group photo on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #CheckOutColorado. Once made public, the person who posted the photo is automatically entered to win a picnic basket and an adventure backpack full of educational items. The drawing will place on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

The social media photo contest is part of the American Library Association's Library Card Sigh-up Month during September. The state hopes the contest will highlight the importance of both state parks and libraries through Colorado.

"This photo contest is a fun way to highlight the many ways our parks are being used. Colorado residents should use their library card, or get on during the Library Card Sign-up Month and contribute photos," Eugene Hainer, state library assistant commissioner said via a press release. "The contest showcases libraries and state parks, two enriching and vital educational treasures that families can visit an explore."

The partnership launched the Check Out Colorado State Parks program to allow anyone with a library card to check out a state park pass and nature backpack from any participating public, military or college library. The library card-holder may use the pass for one week to visit any of Colorado's designated state parks.

To learn more about Colorado State Library, visit: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdelib. To learn more about Colorado Parks and Wildlife, visit: cpw.state.co.us.