Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road, will feature photographs of national parks by Cheryl McKeary beginning Thursday, Nov. 3, through Jan. 2. The public is invited to a reception for McKeary Friday, Nov. 18, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The National Park Service turned 100 on Aug. 25, and this photography show highlights many of these beautiful parks in the United States. Washington resident McKeary and her husband have logged more than 50,000 miles since 2008, traveling across the United States and Canada in their truck camper.

"Being able to see the beautiful countryside has been a dream come true for us. Our goal has been to visit as many national parks as we can, she said.

McKeary admitted it is hard to determine which one is their favorite, although they are partial to Maine’s Acadia National Park. The couple took three extended trips, up to six weeks at a time, and many other shorter trips, as well. They still have many states left to travel and look forward to seeing more spectacular places.

“I hope my photographs give a good representation of these gorgeous parks,” McKeary said.

The Gibbs Library is open Mondays from 4 to 7 p.m.; Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and 4 to 7 p.m.; Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m.; Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or