Happy 100th Birthday, National Park Service!

Posted on May 30, 2016

by Katie M

2016 National Park Service Centennial

The National Park Service turns 100 this year, and we hope you plan to celebrate! Whether it’s a day biking the trails of the Cuyahoga Valley in Cleveland, a weekend rock climbing in Yosemite, or a week of backpacking in our country’s first national park, Yellowstone, the Toledo Library has all the materials you need to plan your adventure.

With 58 National Parks and 72 National Monuments to choose from, there’s sure to be one that appeals to you! Picking the destination is the fun part, but planning and preparation can be overwhelming. If you’re looking for the best places to eat, the prettiest trails to hike, and the most accommodating lodging, the Toledo Library has you covered! Check out these books to learn what you don’t want to miss when visiting America’s National Parks.

National Parks Books

The National parks coast to coast : 100 best hikes / Ted Alvarez
The 10 best of everything national parks : 800 top picks from coast to coast / introduction by Fran P. Mainella
The Complete guide to the national park lodges
Complete National Parks of the United States - National Geographic
Secrets of the national parks : the experts' guide to the best experiences beyond the tourist trail
National parks of America : experience America's 59 national parks (Lonely Planet) written by Amy Balfour, Becky Ohlsen, Carolyn McCarthy, [and 6 others] - 2016 edition
Your guide to the national parks : the complete guide to all 59 National Parks / by Michael Joseph Oswald
The Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West - Fodor's Travel

Planning to travel with kids?

National Geographic kids national parks guide U.S.A. : the most amazing sights, scenes, and cool activities from coast to coast / National Geographic

Be sure to grab a copy of …

National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A. : The Most Amazing Sights, Scenes And Cool Activities From Coast To Coast

The National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A. is more than just a book. It is entertaining, informative and fun. National parks are some of America’s most treasured places, and the National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A. is the perfect way to bring the fun and amazement of these majestic places to kids. Divided by region, (Northeast & Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, and West), this guide is both accessible and tons of fun. Full-color photographs and layering of information make facts jump off the page. Features include tips on exploration, information about animals, sidebars, checklists, fun facts, maps, cool things to do, and much more.

Looking for a digital copy of this book? Check out the National Geographic Kids database.

For more information on the 100 year anniversary of the National Park Service, please visit NPS.gov.

Featured Image Credit: National Park Service/Krystal Hogan (public domain)

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