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March 11, 2019

CONTACT: Deborah Hakes, Georgia Public Library Service,; Jon Copsey, Chattahoochee Nature Center,; 770-992-2055 x263

Chattahoochee Nature Center and Georgia Public Library Service announce partnership

ROSWELL, GA. – The Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell has announced a partnership with the Georgia Public Library Service, allowing library card holders to access free passes to CNC.

Through a library loan program, all 407 public libraries in Georgia will receive passes to CNC, which can be checked out by patrons just like any other library item. This pass is good for four people to get free general admission to CNC’s 127 acre site in Roswell.

Chattahoochee Nature Center - girl on zipline“This program enables families to freely access one of metro Atlanta’s best ways to connect with nature through the Chattahoochee River or our 127 acres of hiking trails, forests, and wetlands, while also encouraging them to visit their local library,” said Chris Nelson, CNC’s executive director.

With their free admission, pass holders gain admission all day to CNC to enjoy picnicking, hiking trails, family fun days, aviaries with wild birds, concerts, and plenty of activities for all ages. CNC is open seven days a week, year-round. During summer months, CNC’s popular Butterfly Encounter is open every day, allowing guests to walk among hundreds of butterflies.

“Our partnership with the Chattahoochee Nature Center fits both of our core missions of encouraging learning throughout the state,” said State Librarian Julie Walker. “We hope families will enjoy two of Georgia’s greatest resources, CNC and public libraries, year round through this free pass.”

For more about the Chattahoochee Nature Center, its daily programs, and special events, visit For more information on how Georgia’s public libraries are impacting lives and communities, visit


The Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC) is the interpretive center of the Chattahoochee River. Located in Roswell, CNC provides a wide range of educational and conservation programs, such as wildlife rehabilitation, summer camps, and a community garden, teaching students from more than 400 metro Atlanta schools to be good stewards of our natural resources. With 127 acres of woodland along the river, CNC offers unparalleled access and views of nature in wooded trails, canoe trips and the natural world. CNC encourages visitors to be the future guardians of nature, being a part of the solution to preserve the river and our environment. To learn more about CNC, its mission and daily events, visit

The Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) empowers libraries to improve the lives of all Georgians by encouraging reading, literacy and education through the continuing support and improvement of our public libraries. GPLS is a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of