Globe/T. Rob Brown
Pat Skelton, of Joplin, keeps out of the cold by reading a copy of "American History" at the Joplin Public Library Thursday afternoon, Jan. 12, 2012. Skelton said he was enjoying an article about the first four inductees to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame because it was too cold to be outside. Joplin received snowfall both late Wednesday night and off-and-on Thursday.