MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE -- Dinosaurs roared through the Marine Corps Base Camp Johnson Library as dozens of Marines, sailors, spouses and children enjoyed the prehistoric themed Sundaes on Sunday event.
The monthly themed event incorporates storytelling, arts and crafts, quiet reading time and best of all, ice cream, according to Crystal Dean, library technician for the Camp Johnson Library.
“This event has been going on for years so the postings on base and word of mouth are great ways to keep this event going for years to come,” said Dean. “It gives the families a place to come on Sunday afternoon and gives the Marines and sailors something to do as well.”
The event is open to all military personnel and their families, but the story time and crafts are more geared toward children under the age of 12, added Dean.
“We were in the other part of the library studying when we were asked if we wanted to participate and get some ice cream,” said Seaman Apprentice Bryce Lewis, student at Field Medical Training Battalion.
“It’s a great environment. People can come to the library to study or check out a book and best of all they can get ice cream at no cost to them,” added Lewis.
According to Dean, the theme changes monthly to keep the story time interactive and interesting. February’s event will be Olympic themed to coincide with the winter games, she added.
Katherine Walker, military spouse, frequently brings her family to Sundaes on Sunday because she likes supporting events the Marine Corps Community Services offer.
“This is an amazing benefit of military living,” said Walker. “It’s completely free and creates great exposure to many different things for the children.”
The next Sundaes on Sunday event will take place on Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. All families and students are encouraged to come.
For more information on the Sundaes on Sunday events visit www.mccslejeune.com/libraries or call the Camp Johnson Library at 450-0844.
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