On August 9, 2023

Family Camp Out at Sherburne Library featuring the Perseid meteor shower: a celestial spectacle


Memorable night with the whole family

 Friday, Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m.—KILLINGTON—The Sherburne Memorial Library is excited to announce a family camping event on Friday, Aug. 11. This unique experience allows families to pitch their tents in the library’s backyard and enjoy an unforgettable evening under the stars fosters a sense of community while providing a fun-filled night of activities for all ages.

RSVP by sending an email to sherburnememorial@gmail.com or by calling the library at 422-9765.

Setting up for a memorable night

To fully enjoy the camping experience, participants are encouraged to bring their own camping equipment. From cozy tents to sleeping bags and flashlights, make sure to pack everything you need to create a comfortable outdoor haven—including mosquito repellent! The library’s backyard will be transformed into a campground, providing a safe and welcoming environment for families to spend the night.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times to ensure their safety and wellbeing. The library staff will be available throughout the event to assist participants and answer any questions they may have.

Fun activities for the whole family

The family camping event at the Sherburne Memorial Library will offer activities to keep everyone entertained. From games to storytelling sessions, there’s something for everyone to enjoy including snacks and treats, and roasting marshmallows for s’mores. 

Exploring the night sky

One of the highlights of the event is the opportunity to view the Perseid meteor shower which will be be reaching its peak on Friday night. The view from Sherburne Library provides an ideal vantage point for gazing the night sky free from city lights. The library will set up telescopes allowing participants to observe the spectacle while also providing a closer look at the moon, planets, and other celestial objects. The Perseid meteor shower is an annual event that captivates stargazers around the world. Named after the constellation Perseus, this meteor shower occurs when Earth passes through the debris left behind by the Swift-Tuttle comet. The resulting meteor shower will display shooting stars.

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