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Check Out a Discover & Explore Backpack

by Alicia Reyes on 2020-01-22T15:48:00-08:00 | Comments

Discover & Explore is a backpack lending program that connects families and communities with opportunities to explore local parks and enjoy outdoor activities. The program provides free access to more than 65 parks and over 1,200 miles of trails in the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD), along with opportunities for swimming, boating, and camping.  

Through the backpack lending program, you can check out a backpack that contains items to help maximize your experience of exploring the beauty of local parks.

Discover & Explore Backpacks include the following items:   

  • Water Resistant Backpack
  • EBRPD Parking Pass
  • EBRPD Family Entrance Pass
  • Binoculars
  • 5 folding Sibley Nature guides

Who can check out a backpack?

Alameda County Library cardholders can borrow a backpack.

Where can I check out a backpack?

Backpacks can be checked out at the Albany, Fremont Main, and San Lorenzo Libraries. Library cardholders can also request a backpack from the library catalog to be delivered to their local library.

What is the cost?

The backpack lending program is free thanks to funding by the East Bay Regional Park District.

How long can I keep it?  

The backpack can be checked out for 3 weeks.

How do I return it?

Backpacks can be returned to the circulation desk of any branch of the Alameda County Library during that library's open hours. Backpacks should not be placed in the book return slots. You must return the backpack with all its items.   


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