Bring Out the Kids Saturday for Arlington’s Touch-a-Truck Event
By Arlington Public Library
Posted on November 26, 2018, November 26, 2018


Huge rolling beasts with shining eyes, loud honks, and colorful sides stretching all the way to the sky—once you’ve grown up, it’s hard to remember just how strange and wonderful trucks can be. Cars, trucks and other vehicles are commonplace for anyone old enough to drive, but children find them almost magical. The Library’s third annual Touch-a-Truck gives kids of all ages a safe opportunity to experience trucks first hand.

Join us between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at First United Methodist Church, 313 N. Center St., to explore big trucks and other vehicles from the community. New this year is a quiet hour, from 9 to 10 a.m. The trucks will be quiet during this special-needs and sensory-friendly time. If your child loves trucks but not noises, come early to enjoy them without honks, horns, or beeps.

All morning, children can sit behind the wheel, climb in the back, or perch on the bumpers. Drivers and operators will be on-hand to answer questions and explain how everything works.

“Supporting your child’s interests is so important in raising curious children who are excited about learning,” says Bethany Fort, Library Services Manager for Learning Support. “Whether your child loves trucks or something else, give them opportunities to find out more.”

The following are just some of the trucks and other vehicles at this year’s Touch-a-Truck:

  1. Police cars
  2. Fire Engine
  3. Ambulance
  4. Water Utilities vehicles
  5. Shipping Truck
  6. Public Works and Transportation equipment
  7. Moving Van
  8. And more


  • Cost: Touch-a-Truck is free and no registration is required.
  • Time: 9 to 11:30 a.m. (quiet hour is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.)
  • Date: Saturday, Dec. 1
  • Location: Parking lot of the First United Methodist Church, 313 N. Center St.
Support Youth and Families
Library, News