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PLS’ Popular Touch A Truck Returns

It’s a morning of smiles, family time and, of course, the sights and sounds of big trucks, as the Pioneer Library System Foundation and numerous community partners present the 13th edition of Touch A Truck, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 615 E. Robinson St., in Norman.

The annual event features dozens of trucks, including public service vehicles, big rigs and construction machines. Attendees will have a chance to get an up-close look at the vehicles and learn a little more about them and how they serve the community.

The morning will begin on a quieter note for families with children who may have sensory sensitivity or just not like all the noise. During “Quiet Hour” from 9 to 10 a.m. participants may tour all the rigs, trucks and vehicles but are asked not to honk any of the horns.

At 10, the noise level will go up as kids can try out the horns as they sit in the driver’s seat of some of their favorite trucks.

There is no official entry fee for the event, although donations will be taken at the entrances. Proceeds go to benefit the Children’s Services departments of the Pioneer Library System’s Cleveland County libraries–Moore, Noble, Southwest Oklahoma City and Norman’s West and Central libraries.

Past editions of Touch A Truck have drawn more than 3,000 visitors to the fairgrounds, with library and vehicle enthusiasts of all ages getting a chance to get a close look at a variety of mobile mechanical marvels.

These will include the Pioneer Library System’s Maker Mobile, with its three-dimensional printer, laser cutter and some of the STEAM Kits available for use through the library system to promote science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics.

The library system serves residents in Cleveland, McClain and Pottawatomie counties. A PLS card is free for anyone who lives, works, attends school or owns property in any of the three counties, where Pioneer operates 11 libraries in 10 communities.

Follow the activities leading up to the event on social media at #plstouchatruck or online at the Touch A Truck website at

And keep up with any of the library’s programs and services through the Pioneer Library System Connect App, available for free download from the App Store for iPhone or Google Play for Android.