The wheels on the bus(es) go round and round and round; JCPL Bookmobile partners with Spark City Children’s Museum to visit Ken Caryl this summer

Summer boredom kicking in? How about visiting an interactive orchard, café or grocery market when the JCPL Bookmobile and Jefferson County’s new children’s museum, Spark City, travel to the Ken Caryl Bookmobile Stop this summer.

The Spark City Bus, a free traveling museum, joins the JCPL Bookmobile at its Saturday service in the parking lot of the Ken Caryl Safeway on July 16, July 23, Aug. 20, and Sept. 17 from 12 to 2 p.m. Spark City’s mobile museum occupies the interior and exterior of a 40-foot bus outfitted with an interactive farm-to-table theme to support interactive roleplay for children.

“This act of role-playing will teach young children valuable social and emotional skills, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, gross and fine motor skills, science, and math and art skills through play,” said Katherine Broome of Spark City. The Library will support the museum theme with children’s books and videos for checkout on the bookmobile.

Activities are ideal for children between the ages of two and five and the Bookmobile offers additional Summer Reading events throughout July for all ages. Upcoming events include a martial arts program on July 16 at 1:30 p.m. outside the bookmobile and a STEM Science of Spin activity for youth on July 23 at 1:30 p.m. inside the McDonald’s Play Place near the bookmobile stop.

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Photo Opps: Full size school bus, museum on wheels. Kids interacting with café and market. Bookmobile delivers karate to all ages.