Saturday, May 18, 2013 "Poets in the Parlor" Performance Series will celebrate National Children's Book Week with a presentation by Jeannie Alexander from Virden, Ill., co-owner of the vintage book shop, Books on the Square. Ms. Alexander will present readings from a selection of classic Children's Literature. A sales table with an assortment of vintage children's books from the Alexanders' Books on the Square will be available following the program. Light refreshments will be served. Program is free and open to the public.
Guests are encouraged to bring along for a "show-and-tell" session following the presentation favorite books from their childhood, or simply share memories of favorite books from childhood years.
May 14 through 18 visitors to the Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site may enjoy a display of vintage children's books from the collection of the Prairie Archives Book Shop on Springfield's Historic Downtown Square.