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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) and East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) are partnering to host the City of East Lansing’s 2021 National Night Out, Touch-a-Truck event on Tuesday, Aug. 3 from 6-8 p.m. at ELPL, 950 Abbot Road.This popular, annual event offers free fun for the entire family, while also promoting community safety and awareness. This year’s event will feature interaction with local police officers and firefighters, sidewalk chalk, individually wrapped snacks, popcorn from NCG Cinema-Lansing, giveaways and a variety of games, including giant Connect 4, cornhole, Jenga and Plinko.Vehicles at the event will include police vehicles from ELPD, a fire engine and ambulance from the East Lansing Fire Department, multiple trucks from the East Lansing Department of Public Works, CATA’s Ride to Your Dose of Hope bus, a College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving ® vehicle and more. The ELPL’s Library on the Go will also be at the event, with members of the Friends of the East Lansing Public Library hosting a mini book sale in the vehicle.Additionally, members of the ELPD K9 Unit and Michigan State University Police Department K9 Unit will be at the event to visit with young animal lovers, and members of the ELPD Bike Unit and East Lansing Safe Routes to School group will also be in attendance. Community members will have the opportunity to register their bikes with ELPD during the event.
Face masks are recommended at the event for those who are not fully vaccinated, in accordance with current COVID-19 recommendations from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Additionally, all community members are reminded to practice safe physical distancing of at least six feet from other groups/families.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 event. 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.
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.