There are few better traditions in the summer than taking the road with family members and pulling into a campground for a few nights of fun and adventure.
A nature walk, followed by games and a campfire, sounds pretty good, doesn't it?
Well, fortunately, you needn't go far because if there's nothing you love s'more than camping, bring your family for a night and an overnight at the library.
Last year's first-ever campout was so successful that another stay-for-as-long-as-you-want program is scheduled at Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Road.
Let's Go Camping will start at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, with after-hours fun that includes storytelling, bubbles, board games, birdwatching (after making your own toilet-paper-roll binoculars), rock painting and cloud gazing. Crafts, lawn games and strolls through the library's garden continue until sundown, when campfire songs and s'mores-making begin.
When it's time to settle down for the night, you and your children can sleep under the stars or bring a tent, if you have one, and your own sleeping bags.
Prefer to sleep indoors? The library's meeting room will be available -- just bring sleeping bags.
You are welcome to bring other camping gear and food, if you like, although water and light snacks will be provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. If you plan to camp out (whether outdoors or inside), registration is required; call 614-807-2626.
The campout continues until 7 a.m. Sunday, July 16.
Hillary Kline is a communications specialist for Worthington Libraries.