Touch-a-Truck Event Attracts Fans of all Ages
By Arlington Public Library
Posted on October 01, 2015, October 01, 2015

On Saturday, September 26, people from across the region flocked to the Arlington Public Library's Touch-a-Truck 2015 in the First United Methodist Church of Arlington's parking lot.

More than 1,000 people came out to see eleven different community vehicles, including police cars, firetrucks, construction vehicles, a moving van, and a mail truck! Children loved honking the horn of the pothole patcher, peeking into the compartments on the firetruck, and running inside of the moving van.

"​The Touch-a-Truck event provided young children with a wonderful opportunity to learn through hands-on experiences ," library director Cary Siegfried said. "More importantly, meaningful interactions between our families and community helpers adds layers to the foundation of a strong community ."

There were activity tents for kids to play with toy cars and car parts, plus they had a chance to create car art. Families were also able to check out transportation-themed library books and participate in storytimes. Families had a wonderful experience, and the Arlington Public Library is already looking forward to Touch-a-Truck 2016.

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