Park passes available for checkout from library

The Mesa County Public Library is  among eight libraries in Colorado participating in a pilot program in which people can check out passes for entrance into Colorado state parks.

People can reserve and then check out a pass for up to seven days and then renew that time. The pass comes with a backpack filled with park information and materials for educational activities.

The pilot program is scheduled to run through March 31, 2016 and could be expanded.