Free admission to state parks

State Representative Martin Kiar’s office has passed along the following information:

Governor Crist has proclaimed September as Florida State Parks Literacy Month. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s State Parks are partnering with the Volunteer USA Foundation, the Florida Literacy Coali­tion, the Adult and Community Educators of Florida, the Department of Education’s Just Read, Florida!, the Department of State’s Division of Li­brary and Information Services and the Department of the Lottery in spon­soring reading and literacy activities in state parks.

Florida’s state parks are offering visitors FREE ADMISSION from Friday, September 11th through Sunday, September 13th to any of their 160 state parks if they bring a library card, a book checked out from a library or do­nate a new of gently used family-friendly book.  In addition, many state parks will host special events to encourage participation, varying from read-a-thons and book reading with local celebrities to book signings and storytelling.  Visit www.FloridaStateParks.org or call 850.245.2157 to find events near you.

State parks in Broward County include the Hugh Taylor Birch State Park and the John U. Lloyd Beach State Park.  There are numerous more parks within just a short drive.

Rep. Kiar can be reached via e-mail here.

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