The recent winter weather in the Midwest including Chicago brought to mind a small booklet that I have about the collections, services, and programs of the Chicago Public Library that was published in 1947 or 1948. It features a pen and ink drawing of a wintry scene in front of the old Central Library by William Mark Young. When I first got the booklet I puzzled at the selection of such a daunting scene for the cover. I'm still puzzled. To see more Chicago Public Library artifacts from my collection click HERE.