A library in Springfield has hit an attendance milestone. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library celebrated the arrival of its four millionth visitor on Friday. Elise Arnold of Florence, Oregon was met by balloons falling from the ceiling as she entered the library just under 11 years after the opening of the library.
She also recieved $100 worth of merchandise, a membership in the presidential libraries foundation, a free lunch, and a backstage tour of the museums popular "Ghosts of The Library" show. Governor Bruce Rauner congratulated Arnold on being the four millionth visitor in and statement and added that he looks forward to Illinois enjoying the library for generations to come. Before the museum opened estimates projected 2.65 million visitors by its 11th year. Attendence struck 47 percent higher than that number this year. At that original projection attendence wouldn't have hit four million for another seven years.