The Library Foundation

The Library Foundation Springfield-Greene County Library District Springfield, Missouri


Keep the Train Chugging

Project Cost $500
Funded to Date $200
Librarian Phyllis Davis
Branch Library Station


The HLW Big John Locomotive that chugs along suspended tracks above the Children's Department has delighted children and adults for years. The push button off/on switch provides lessons in cause and effect. And who doesn't like to run a train?

Volunteer funding to maintain the train is no longer available. We need your support to keep this unique feature of the Library Station going. $500 would allow us to move forward with a new engine and regular cleaning.