Literacy Event hosted by ODNR

WHAT: In an effort to strengthen the bond between a love of reading and an active lifestyle, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is bringing a renowned author to read to children at Sycamore State Park in Montgomery County. ODNR will host a book reading with Ohio author Dr. Christine Gibson on Saturday, September 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dr. Gibson will read her book “Christine Goes Camping,” which follows the story of young Christine as she builds new relationships while exploring nature and its wonders.

WHO: We know many children and families would enjoy this FREE event. All are welcome!

WHEN: Saturday, September 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Sycamore State Park (10580 Providence Pike, Dayton, OH 45426 – Follow Signs for Overlook Picnic Area)



  • The event is part of ODNR’s Storytime in the Parks program, which partners with libraries and state parks to feature special book readings and naturalist programming around Ohio. The Dayton Metro Library is partnering with ODNR on the September 16th event.
  • Dr. Gibson will host a reading of her book at 11 a.m., noon, and 1:30 p.m. Those readings will be followed by guided hikes, fishing, and other fun outdoor activities that mirror the adventures “Christine” experiences in the book. Find more information about the Dr. Christine Gibson book reading of “Christine Goes Camping” here.



We believe many 4-H members and their families can benefit from this opportunity to find enjoyment in reading and the great outdoors. This event is for all ages, but the book itself is recommended for young learners in Pre-K through 3rd grade.


Want to bring a large group of kids? Please let us know. We have plenty of space for larger transport vehicles.

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