EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) and East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) are once again partnering to host the City of East Lansing’s National Night Out, Touch-a-Truck event on Tuesday, Aug. 6 from 6-8 p.m. at ELPL, 950 Abbot Road.
This popular annual event offers free fun for the entire family, while promoting community safety and awareness. This year’s event will feature interaction with local police officers and firefighters, face painting, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, popcorn, cotton candy, grilled hot dogs prepared by East Lansing Mayor Mark Meadows and plenty of vehicles for children to explore.
Children can explore police vehicles from ELPD, a fire engine and ambulance from the East Lansing Fire Department, several vehicles from the East Lansing Department of Public Works, a CATA bus, a tow truck from H&H Mobil, a junk truck from College Hunks and more. Members of the ELPD K9 Unit and the Ingham County Sheriff Office’s Mounted Division will also be there to visit with young animal lovers, as well as members of the ELPD Bike Unit.
ELPL will close at 5 p.m. and the ELPL parking lot will close at 4 p.m. to prepare for this all-ages community celebration. Parking for the event will be available on side streets and at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. The event is free and open to all community members.