Black People : Phillie to close all libraries??

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  1. Putney Swope

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    its all good.....

    :fyi: nobody in philly can read anyhow
     
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    Even Temple and Villanova libraries?

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    All libraries is what I heard, due to budjet cuts
     
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    Actually I wouldn't think these libraries would be closed along with Local Government-owned libraries. Both are Universities (therefore University libraries), and both are private schools, which means neither the City of Philly or State of Pennsylvania would be able to touch them, unless of course they pay the operational expenses.

    As far as the city is concerned, they may shut a few down completely, but then shorten the hours of the remaining libraries that will likely be open.

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    public libraries. the city has a budget crisis.
     
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    I don't know wethere or not you mentioned those to throw me for a loop since I do not reside in Phillie nor had any idea what the names you mentioned were significant to, but most of our children across this nation rely on the public libraries more then any one else.

    The link provided mentions the news article but not in depth and i had hoped that someone would have done a simple google to give more info on this disturbing matter in order to inform the community
     
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    Yeah I thought so - makes more sense. I take it that that city's profits from tourism hasn't gone anywhere...

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    no where in the community.....
     
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    Philadelphia public library threatens to close on Oct 2

    The Free Library of Philadelphia has put the city on notice of what's at stake if the state fails to pass budget legislation soon: it will shut down all services. "All Free Library of Philadelphia Branch, Regional and Central Libraries Closed Effective Close of Business October 2, 2009" read the breathless headline of the announcement on the library's website, which is of course intended to stir legislators and citizens to action. Pennsylvania legislators are still stuck in a budget funding impasse, making it the only state in the nation operating without a budget agreement for the fiscal year that began on July 1.

    http://ohmygov.com/blogs/general_news/archive/2009/09/14/Easy-Morning-Reads-Sept-14-2009.aspx
     
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