Inspiration: Parks Pass & Hyperlinks

This just in from a former #hyperlib student via email:

I just wanted to say hello and let you know that I’ve been thinking about you and our class! I was doing my MLIS homework one day and came across a free California State Parks pass that was able to be checked out from the Alameda County Library! I was amazed that we had this opportunity through our local library and didn’t know about it before.
I am a part of a Bay Area Hiking group on Facebook because I love nature, and I decided to share the information there, just in case others didn’t know about it like me. And BOOM it has become “viral!”
Everyday I get notifications of people “liking,” “commenting,” and “re-sharing” it! Even another Library re-shared it! (Image below). It’s at 2.7K likes and 400+ reshares!
I just thought I’d share it with you because it is totally the Hyperlinked library in action 🙂 and how we are all hyperlinks.

The program was expanded to include hiking backpacks that patrons can check out too. They contain binoculars, nature guides, a compass, and a local parks map.

Here’s a link to the press release:

3 thoughts on “Inspiration: Parks Pass & Hyperlinks

  1. Laura Wecksler

    Yes!! My library, the Santa Cruz Public Library, has Parks Passes you can check out (2 weeks) and a “Discovery” kit that is exactly what you describe, Maggie. In fact, I just checked in both yesterday. So fantastic! Also, I just learned that our library also has a program called “Get Up and GO” that allows library card holders free entrance into several different museums/cultural institutions around the Bay Area. Plus, there’s “Shelf to Shore” passes that allow a family of 5 free entrance into the Monterey Bay Aquarium for the year. Whew!

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