This year, schools haven’t been able to take students out to new places, so our Youth Services librarians are helping kids get the field trip experience! In the new Readers on the Road series, librarians will film trips to important places around Johnson City for holiday-themed lessons.
Starting Wednesday, December 2, we’ll release Readers on the Road videos every Wednesday on Facebook and YouTube. The videos will be available for a week afterwards. After each virtual field trip, the librarians will share books that relate to that day’s topic. Just like our regular online storytimes, Readers on the Road videos will feature a craft available through curbside pickup.
“We’ll give kids inside looks into places in Johnson City,” says Youth Services Manager Betty Cobb. “For instance, kids may have been to Founders Park, but they may not know about Christmas in the Park this year.”
Youth Services librarians will also take a trip to the Salvation Army offices, where they’ll learn about the Angel Tree program. Then they’ll talk about giving, community, and books that teach kids about generosity. There might even be a surprise Readers on the Road treat later in December–you’ll just have to wait and see!
These special videos will replace the regular online storytimes, but since they’ll be up for a week instead of just 24 hours, your family will have more time to spend watching them. For more information about Readers on the Road, call Betty Cobb at (423) 434-4350 or email her.