Big Trucks Roar Into the Butterfield Library June 2

Safe Child ID Cards, llamas, games and more

The Butterfield Library will host the Eighth Annual Big Truck Day Sunday, June 2, at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This family event is affordable for everyone — admission is a donation that fits your budget.

Children of all ages are invited to climb on the trucks, backhoes and cranes — and even have the chance to beep the horn (only once, please)! The fire department and ambulance corps will be on hand to demonstrate their equipment and talk about their volunteer organizations.

Representatives from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department will be registering children in the Safe Child ID Card Program. Each card contains the child’s name, biographical information and a fingerprint image of both index fingers. The card can be made in less than two minutes and can be carried in a wallet. In the event a child is missing, the card can be presented immediately to law enforcement officials and no time is lost in gathering the information.

Visitors can meet special furry guests from the Famous Hudson Valley Llamas. (Llamas are afraid of dogs, so the library asks visitors to leave pets at home.) There will be a jumpy castle, games and a concession stand as well as raffle prizes. Get a sneak peak at the summer reading program, Dig Into Reading, and register early.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Butterfield Library. For more information, visit or call 845-265-3040. The library is located at 10 Morris Ave. in Cold Spring, near the intersection of Routes 301 and 9D.

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