Discover New Adventures for Shawnee Co Kids

picture of AdventuremobileMarvel at the new mobile kids’ library, the Adventuremobile, that’s rolling through the county. Thanks to a generous gift from the Security Benefit Foundation Charitable Trust to The Library Foundation, this new bookmobile replaces the original 26-year-old vehicle. The new Adventuremobile holds more (4,500 vs. 3,000) books, DVDs and music. It also has an awning for outside programming and room for new curiosity kits.

This summer the Adventuremobile is visiting 11 locations each week. Kids can check out and return books, music, DVDs and curiosity kits, and explore different STREAM (science, technology, reading, engineering, art and math) activities. Join the summer Curiosity Club to earn prizes – just ask for a card on your first visit. Find out where the Adventuremobile will be each weekday and what STREAM activity is happening each week.

“This bookmobile is an important library for the children of our community,” said library CEO Gina Millsap. “For many children this is their first experience using the public library.” 

During the school year the Adventuremobile visits participating elementary schools every other week. The Library Foundation’s work with the Security Benefit Foundation has created a literacy partnership that will be enjoyed all over Shawnee County.

Ginger Park

As the library’s communications editor Ginger helps spread the word about all the amazing library resources, services and staff. She loves reading fiction and is working to keep her TBR list under 125. Ginger is also a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters and a volunteer at Helping Hands Humane Society.