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Touch a Van: Fun with the Library Delivery Van

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Kids and caregivers! Come to the South Side Library's parking lot to see and touch the library delivery van! Visitors can learn from Doug, the library's delivery driver about how he uses the delivery van daily for his job! Afterwards, kids can view inside the van and take pictures! 

All ages welcome.  In case of rain, program will be cancelled. 


Children’s Program

Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver over 12 years old.

Inclement Weather

This program is hosted outdoors. In case of inclement weather please check back here for updates. 

Outdoor Program

This program is hosted outdoors.  

In case of inclement weather please check back here for updates.