Eugene Field Library
About the Eugene Field Library
The Eugene Field Library is home to the Gleich Collection, the largest privately-owned collection of Eugene Field’s works. Within it are various volumes of literature written by the beloved Children’s Poet, ranging from first editions to personal manuscripts. The books on display include those published during Eugene’s life, some signed by the author, and many published by his estate. Of note, is the previously unpublished manuscript, Lena and the Old Witch, published in a limited run by the Eugene Field House Foundation in 2000. The library can be utilized for research purpose through appointment only.
Current Library Exhibits
“The Children’s Poet” was more than just a man of verse and newspaper columns. The latest exhibit in the Eugene Field Library looks at the often-forgotten stories that Field penned, from his first Little Book of Tales to the posthumously published Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac.
Future Library Exhibits
June 30, 2021 – January 9, 2022
More information coming soon!