There are few better traditions in the summer than taking to the road with your family and pulling into a campground for a few nights of fun and adventure.

There are few better traditions in the summer than taking to the road with your family 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.

To coordinate with the library's camping-themed summer reading club, the staff has planned a stay-for-as-much-as-you-want program for all ages. Held at Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Road, Let's Go Camping gets started at 6 p.m. July 15 with after-hours fun that includes storytelling, birdwatching (after making your own toilet paper binoculars!), Nature Tic-Tac-Toe and cloud gazing. Crafts, lawn games such as badminton and strolls through the library's garden continue until 8 p.m.

The campout portion of the evening gets underway at 7 p.m. and continues until 9 a.m. July 16. A pajama storytime is planned, plus campfire songs, glow-in-the-dark bubble blowing and stargazing.

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're welcome to bring other camping gear and food, if you like, although water and light snacks will be provided.

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

If you plan to camp out (whether outdoors or inside), registration is required; call 614-807-2626.

Hillary Kline is communications specialist for Worthington Libraries.