Touch A Truck, a family favorite for nearly two decades in central Oklahoma, takes place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 615 E. Robinson St. The event is presented by the Pioneer Library System Foundation and many community partners. 

Touch A Truck promotes play-based learning to help children learn and grow as they get an up-close, hands-on look at vehicles they might normally see from afar. From the controls a Norman Fire Department crew uses as their truck fights fires, to a look at how the colorful and blaring sirens of a police vehicle function, to a trip inside the Pioneer Library System’s Maker Mobile, a mobile maker space with many creative activities, children have a chance for a morning of unique learning opportunities.

The event begins with a “Quiet Hour” from 9 to 10 a.m. before children can revel in the fun and noise of honking the horns of big vehicles from 10 a.m. to noon. 

This year marks the 16th edition of Touch A Truck, which brings together community partners ranging from private businesses to law enforcement to public safety, showing off their machines and the stories of how they work.  

Donations will be accepted from attendees, with proceeds from Touch A Truck going to support the PLS Foundation in its support of the Pioneer Library System’s Cleveland County branch libraries in Moore, Noble, Norman and Oklahoma City. 

For more information on being a sponsor for Touch A Truck, contact Will Merrick at (405) 820-3817 or wmerrick@pioneerlibrarysystem.org.