The Galion Public Library is holding its first Touch a Truck 10 a.m. to noon on July 18.
Drivers around the community are bringing in vehicles for children to see up close. Library officials say trucks slated to appear include Police, Fire, EMT, diggers, loaders, tractors, semi trucks, limos, RVs and other cool vehicles of all kinds.
“We will have all kinds of vehicles kids want to touch but usually don’t get to because they are behind a fence.” Galion Public Library Children’s Librarian Heather Tiffany said, “Each driver makes their own rules of what the kids can do with the vehicles such as touch, climb up in and even blow the horn.”
The library is in need of more work vehicles to display at the event.
“We are still in the process of trying to find drivers.” Tiffany said, “We definitely need to get vehicles that the kids will be interested in and we will happily accept any truck.”
Officials are working on getting a limo and a tow truck.
“(We’re) really excited about it, a real community event, businesses bringing their vehicles, city vehicles and even Med-Flight.” Galion Public Library Director Vicki Eckenrod said.
The event is an extension to this summer’s theme at the library “Every Hero Has A Story.”
“It’s perfect timing to try it,” Tiffany said, “We’ve had police, fire, military, veterans, recycling, paramedics and working dogs. It’s been a fun summer trying something new.”
Touch a Truck will be held across from the library on the corner of Market and Church streets.Reach Deborah Elaine Evans at 419-468-1117 ext. 2049 or on Twitter at @deborahevans31