No Libraries in Philadelphia?

We get the State and City we deserve.  Another sign of the dismal state of liberal arts funding generally.  If the Pennsylvania State Legislature doesn’t allocate funds, the Philadelphia Free Library will close on October 2nd and end all programs and services.  All books are due on October 1st. 

The Pennsylvania senate is unable to pass a budget, and this late-arriving state funding will force the closure of the entire system.  Perhaps a Pirate Party can fill the void for the citizens of Philadelphia to get access to books, movies and music.  

All Free Library of Philadelphia Branch, Regional and Central Libraries Closed Effective Close of Business October 2, 2009 [Free Library of Philadelphia]

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