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  • Delivery room
    Image | 1911 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The Delivery Room proper, which extends across the entire width of the building, with a length of 134 and a depth of 48 feet, is divided into three parts by a rotunda in the center, surmounted by a beautiful stained-glass dome. Elliptical arches rise from the marble piers at the four corners, and the walls above are elaborately covered with mosaics, into which ar...
  • Blackstone branch interior
    Image | 1911 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "This beautiful structure is worthy of particular mention, not only because it is one of the finest and costliest library buildings of its size in the world, but also because it marks the beginning of the branch library system in Chicago. The location is a triangular lot at the intersection of Lake and Washington avenues and Forty-ninth street. .. It is constructe...
  • Branch reading room
    Image | 1911 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "A goodly portion of well-chosen juvenile books serves to attract the children of the neighborhood, whose interest is further enlisted by means of an occasional story hour, when stories of the famous myths and heroes of other times and climes are told by an expert children's librarian."
  • Reference room
    Image | 1911 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "… the Reference Department, designed to serve and assist readers who may come to pursue their studies within the Library building. This department controls the entire resources of the Library. No card or guaranty of any sort is required, the only condition being that books shall not be taken from the room. All books that circulate for home use may be used here, a...
  • Reading room for young people
    Image | 1911 | Picture Chicagoto offer aid and counsel in the preparation of school work, essays, and debates
  • Chicago Public Library
    Image | 1911 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Chicago Public Library". From text: "The Chicago Public Library is a free public institution, established under the Illinois library law of 1872, and maintained by the city as part of its public educational system. It derives its revenue from an annual library tax of approximately four-tenths of a mill, and is governed by a Board of Directors of nine members ap...
  • Davis Square branch reading room
    Image | 1911 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The wide distribution of Chicago's population has made it necessary to provide small branch or deposit libraries in the residence districts, thus, in a measure, carrying the benefits of the Library to those who cannot conveniently come to it. These are established at convenient points throughout the city and were formerly housed in rented quarters, frequently in ...
  • Reading room
    Image | 1911 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The Reading Room for current periodicals is one of the largest rooms in the building occupying the entire north front on the fourth floor. Nearly twelve hundred publications are regularly received and kept on file here, comprising all the popular American and English periodicals, reviews, and weeklies, a selection of the best publications in German, French, and o...