The Library is presenting a magical winter wonderland, All Aboard: San Francisco Public Library Holiday Train, a free interactive display featuring beloved trains from children’s literature. Now in its third year, the electric toy train layout features the Polar Express, from the book by Chris Van Allsburg, and Thomas the Tank Engine, from the book series by W. Awdry. The trains are on display in front of the Fisher Children’s Center, Main Library, second floor.
Visitors can power the interactive exhibit themselves by pushing the buttons that activate each train along the 35-foot-track. Buttons also activate ski gondolas, a Ferris wheel, animated sledders and village lights inside the glass-enclosed exhibit. Large buttons, with easy-to-read signage, make the display readily accessible to young children.
Official Website: http://sfpl.org/news/exhibitions.htm
Added by mjeffers on December 10, 2008