Fun with Recycled Materials!

Babies 24 months and younger (no older siblings, please) and their caregivers are invited to drop by the Library’s Jones Meeting Room on Friday, February 21 from 9:30-11 a.m to play with repurposed, everyday materials in creative ways.

This is our repackaged version of the sensory play days, so if your children enjoyed those events they’ll love Repurposed Play Day! Youth Services Librarian Donna McCalman says any child can benefit from this program, just like the sensory program. “It’s all about exploring with your senses. There are things kids will be able to hear, touch, and see. We always do a lot with recycled materials – cardboard boxes, cans, and beans, to name a few.”

All the activities at Repurposed Play Day can be recreated at home, because one goal of the program is to inspire caregivers to use everyday items for their children’s play. Donna says, “You don’t have to buy expensive educational toys! Just set the stage with some ‘loose parts’ and then the child will run with it.”

For more information about Repurposed Play Day and other children’s events, visit our online calendar, call (423) 434-4458, and follow Johnson City Public Library on Facebook and Instagram.

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