This summer's reading program theme is "Dream Big" and camping goes along with it.
The library hosted an indoor camp-out to give kids a taste of what camping is all about.
They had a bear hunt, sang campfire songs , played games, did arts and crafts, and even built edible campfires out of Cheetos , candy, and marshmallows.
Youth Services Manager Sarah Bean Thompson said "Kids in Springfield might not get to have been outside or been to a campfire or been camping before so this is a great way to introduce what camping is and what you would do on a camp out or what you would do on a camping trip if you are with Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts or a trip like that."
The only difference between a real camp-out and the one at the library was the kids did not spend the night.