Borrow A Real Florida Reader Day Pass

with your library card for free admission to Florida's state parks!

 

Florida has 175 state parks that showcase our state's natural and cultural resources. With the Real Florida Reader Pass, you can continue your learning adventure while enjoying time exploring new places.

For an extra challenge, check out a book about Florida’s wildlife and natural resources and see if you can identify any of the flora, fauna or habitats seen at the park.

Reservations are currently full. Please check back for availability.

Pass Guidelines

  • Program ends September 12, 2022.
  • Good for one vehicle, up to eight people.
  • For day use access only. Does not include camping or any other fees.
  • Pass must be present for admission into parks.
  • Excludes Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife, Skyway Pier and Weeki Wachee Springs state parks.
  • Does not include entry to federal parks, national forests or national wildlife refuges.

Learn more at the Florida State Park webpage

Info and Checkout

  • Due to the length of the program, passes are available on a first-come/first-served basis for the first 100 patrons.
  • Reserve your pass through the library catalog system if available.
  • You may check out one pass to a library card.
  • Checkout period is 2 weeks.
  • Pass given at checkout serves as your admission ticket.
  • Pass must be picked up and returned to the Service Desk at any PCLS library. Please do not return in book drop.




FAQ's

Anyone with a Pasco County Library card in good standing can check out a pass. Reciprocal Borrowers are encouraged to borrow passes from their home library.

Request a pass by placing a hold from our catalog or by visiting or contacting a library for assistance.

Reservations are currently full. Please check back for availability.

Due to the length of the program, passes are available on a first-come/first-served basis for the first 100 patrons.

Only one pass may be checked out to a library card at a time.

When ready, your hold will be available to pick up for 8 business days only. Contact your nearest branch for additional information.

Checkout period is for 2 weeks. Real Florida Reader Day Passes are non-renewable.

  1. Pass must be present for admission into parks.
  2. This pass is good for one vehicle, up to eight people.
  3. This pass is for day use access only and does not include camping or any other fees.
  4. It excludes Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife, Skyway Pier and Weeki Wachee Springs state parks.
  5. It does not include entry to federal parks, national forests or national wildlife refuges.
  6. Real Florida Reader ends September 12, 2022.

Return the pass to the Service Desk of any PCLS location or available curbside services. Please do not return the Reader pass in the book drop.

The Real Florida Reader is a statewide collaboration between Florida State Parks and the Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services to encourage visitation to libraries and parks this summer.

Learn more by visiting Florida State Park's page at this link: https://www.floridastateparks.org/RealFloridaReader