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megimoo
09-14-2009, 06:10 PM
We deeply regret to inform you that without the necessary budgetary legislation by the State Legislature in Harrisburg, the City of Philadelphia will not have the funds to operate our neighborhood branch libraries, regional libraries, or the Parkway Central Library after October 2, 2009.

Specifically, the following will take effect after the close of business, October 2, 2009:

* All branch and regional library programs, including programs for children and teens, after school programs, computer classes, and programs for adults, will be cancelled

* All Parkway Central Library programs, including children programs, programs to support small businesses and job seekers,..

* All library visits to schools, day care centers, senior centers and other community centers will cease.

* All community meetings at our branch and regional libraries, and the Parkway Central Library, will be cancelled.

* All GED, ABE and ESL programs held at Free Library branches will be discontinued, students should contact their teacher to see if other arrangements are being made.

In addition, all library materials will be due on October 1, 2009. This will result in a diminishing borrowing period for books and other library materials, beginning September 11, 2009. No library materials will be able to be borrowed after September 30, 2009.

Even as we remain hopeful that the State Legislature will act and pass the enabling funding legislation, we wanted to notify all of our customers of this very possible outcome.


http://libwww.freelibrary.org/closing/

Rockntractor
09-14-2009, 06:15 PM
We deeply regret to inform you that without the necessary budgetary legislation by the State Legislature in Harrisburg, the City of Philadelphia will not have the funds to operate our neighborhood branch libraries, regional libraries, or the Parkway Central Library after October 2, 2009.

Specifically, the following will take effect after the close of business, October 2, 2009:

* All branch and regional library programs, including programs for children and teens, after school programs, computer classes, and programs for adults, will be cancelled

* All Parkway Central Library programs, including children programs, programs to support small businesses and job seekers,..

* All library visits to schools, day care centers, senior centers and other community centers will cease.

* All community meetings at our branch and regional libraries, and the Parkway Central Library, will be cancelled.

* All GED, ABE and ESL programs held at Free Library branches will be discontinued, students should contact their teacher to see if other arrangements are being made.

In addition, all library materials will be due on October 1, 2009. This will result in a diminishing borrowing period for books and other library materials, beginning September 11, 2009. No library materials will be able to be borrowed after September 30, 2009.

Even as we remain hopeful that the State Legislature will act and pass the enabling funding legislation, we wanted to notify all of our customers of this very possible outcome.


http://libwww.freelibrary.org/closing/
The nerve of them! They should be giving out free coffee and lattes while you stop in and read. And where will the homeless go to bathe in the sinks and take a crap!

BadCat
09-14-2009, 06:16 PM
The nerve of them! They should be giving out free coffee and lattes while you stop in and read. And where will the homeless go to bathe in the sinks and take a crap!

From what I've seen of Philadelphia....everywhere.

Rockntractor
09-14-2009, 06:19 PM
From what I've seen of Philadelphia....everywhere.

You thoughtless bastard! How will they download their porn.

NJCardFan
09-14-2009, 10:51 PM
The article wasn't finished. Allow me:

"However, all welfare checks and food stamps will be delivered as scheduled on October 1."

Lars1701a
09-14-2009, 10:54 PM
Dont know why they should keep them open, they are not learning anything in that city.

stsinner
09-14-2009, 11:56 PM
..yet there won't be any less reading in Philly...