Monday, September 21, 2009

Go Philly Go!!

I can't believe the Free Library of Philadelpia almost closed down, but thanks to a letter-writing campaign - who says they don't work?! - it looks like the system will remain open.

Just minutes ago, the Pennsylvania State senate passed bill 1828 by a vote of 32 to 17. For all of you who have been following the saga over the city's budget crisis, this is indeed the legislation that was needed for the City of Philadelphia to avoid the "Doomsday" Plan C budget scenario, which would have resulted in the layoff of 3,000 city employees and forced the closing of all libraries.

We cannot shut major urban public libraries! This is a great victory, folks.
[Thanks to Galleycat and Boing Boing for spreading the news.]

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