Lawrence Transit, library to hold ‘Books and Buses’ story time

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Lawrence Transit and the Lawrence Public Library are teaming up for special “Books and Buses” story times this week.

Story time will include books about transportation. Then, kids and their families will take turns completing a bus-themed craft project and taking a short trip around downtown on one of the city’s 100% electric buses.

“We are excited to be part of a fun experience like this for kids in our community,” Adam Weigel, transit and parking manager, said in a city news release. “The bus provides a lot of freedom for people in Lawrence not yet of driving age, so we hope this introduction to young readers can help them soon become young riders.”

Story times will start at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10 and Friday, Oct. 13 in the library auditorium, 707 Vermont St.

Lawrence Transit is also still accepting submissions for a poet laureate program, which allows poets of all ages to submit their transit-related poems for a chance to be featured on the electric buses.

Those who are interested may find more information and submit poems via this form. The deadline to submit a poem is Nov. 1.

Lawrence Transit buses are free to ride for 2023. The city also recently launched overnight rides on demand, which are also free to use. Visit lawrencetransit.org or call 785-864-4644 for more information.

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