For Immediate Release
Monday, May 2, 2016
David Shaw, Parks Conservancy
(415) 561-3064; email@example.com
Alex Picavet, NPS
(415) 786-8021; Alexandra_picavet@nps.gov
Michelle Jeffers, SF Public Library
415 557-4282; Michelle.Jeffers@sfpl.org
SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY AND THE GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL RECREATION AREA PARTNER TO CELEBRATE THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CENTENNIAL
Create Your Reading Adventure This Summer With San Francisco Library Staff and the Rangers of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area
SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Where else can you find fun, adventure, and amazing new worlds all for free? In a library book and a national park. San Francisco Library and the NPS have teamed up this summer to keep children and families reading, creating, and exploring all summer long.
The National Park Service (NPS) is marking its 100th birthday in 2016 and one of the primary partners for the Centennial year at GGNRA is the San Francisco Library System. In celebration of the wonders of the national parks, the SF Public Library is positioning its annual summer reading program, Summer Stride: Read, Create, Explore to ensure that youth and families spend time reading and learning as well as exploring national parks. Summer Stride kicks off May 7 at the Junior Ranger Jamboree at Crissy Field and will continue until August 13.
As part of this partnership, rangers from the GGNRA will be leading ranger talks at all 28 San Francisco Public Libraries this summer. In addition, patrons can join a park ranger on a free shuttle from nine neighborhood branch libraries to local national parks.
“The 100th anniversary of the National Park Service’s founding has been a great catalyst to form new partnerships and opportunities for introducing the next generation to the parks,” said Christine Lehnertz, Superintendent of Golden Gate National Recreation Area. “This partnership with the San Francisco Public Library is a fantastic way for kids and their families to get to know the national parks in their backyard. We are excited to invite patrons of the libraries to participate in special Centennial events throughout Golden Gate National Recreation Area.”