All Henry County Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 28th for Memorial Day.
Reference Clerk Mike Good has provided the current display of railroad items to match the theme of the Winter Reading Program – I think I can Read and Choo! Choo! Choose to Read.
Mike says “I have always been interested in trains. I’ve been told the first word I ever spoke was “Caboose”.
Mike grew up in River Forest, a suburb of Chicago. His house was 1 block south of the Chicago & North Western’s Galena subdivision line, with about 55 commuter trains and 15-20 freight trains every day and 1 block east of the Soo Line, with 6 to 8 freight trains a day, so he always saw a lot of trains.
He had a O-gauge (Lionel) model railroad in the 1950s and a HO-gauge system in the 1960s and early 1970s, but none of the family continued model railroading after leaving for... more