It’s time for your Library’s Fall Family Campout, a pretend fall camping event for kids ages 4-12 and their families! On Monday, November 4 at 6 p.m., the Library’s Jones Meeting Room will be transformed into a fall forest scene complete with camping gear and a pretend campfire (but without the mosquitos and other creepy-crawlies from the outdoors!). The event is free and registration is not required.
The activities, crafts, and snacks will follow the camping theme. There will be nature and leaf art, a windsock craft, as well as storytelling and singing around the “campfire”. And it wouldn’t be a campout without s’mores; although the fire won’t be real because the event is indoors, the s’mores will be!
Youth Services Manager Betty Cobb says that this event is great for kids who have been camping as well as those who haven’t. She explains, “pretend play is always good for kids because it helps them process their experiences, as well as prepares them for future situations. If they have been camping, this event can remind them of that fun. And if they haven’t been or can’t go camping, this is a great way to simulate that experience for them.”
For more information about the Family Campout or other youth programs, call Youth Services at 423-434-4458. Stay updated on your Library’s programs and services by visiting our website and online calendar, and liking Johnson City Public Library on Facebook and Instagram.