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this is beyond awful

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

I love my library and go there about once a week or so. As a kid I spent every day at our local library after school waiting for my mom to pick me up on her way home from work. I helped out in the library.

I cannot fathom not having a library.

Know folks in Philadelphia? Here's how they can help.

I really, really hope this situation is resolved. People, especially kids, need libraries. They provide numerous services to the community.


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Sep. 12th, 2009 02:56 am (UTC)
Oh, how sad. Now that I'm living in PA, I know a few people from the Philly area...I'll spread the word!
Sep. 12th, 2009 08:08 pm (UTC)
Are you at Dickinson School of Law? I have another friend that might begin work there soon...
Sep. 12th, 2009 08:26 pm (UTC)
Yes, I am. I'm at the Carlisle campus though, not at University Park.
Sep. 12th, 2009 09:44 pm (UTC)
Yes, that's where she'll be located, too. In the development department.
Sep. 12th, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
Cool! I really love the school and the town.
Sep. 12th, 2009 03:16 am (UTC)
That's terrible. :-(

That's one of the things that falls through the cracks - people moan and complain and refuse to vote for their taxes to be raised one single penny, but yet it doesn't occur to them that by being so stingy, they can kiss their libraries goodbye. 'Oh, I don't use the library, I'll just buy my own books', they think. But what about that kid over there who used to hang out and use the computers at the library - yeah, that one, with the can of spray paint in his hand. Your garage is looking mighty tempting.

And I could go on about job-seeking assistance, community quilting, bird watchers and stamp club meetings, etc, etc, etc.

People are so short-sighted and greedy. :-(
Sep. 12th, 2009 03:53 am (UTC)
I just... I don't have words...
Sep. 12th, 2009 06:13 am (UTC)
That's awful :-( I cannot fathom not having a library. The service they provide is so important.

Sep. 12th, 2009 06:28 am (UTC)
Oh. Words fail me :(

I honestly don't know what my grandmother would have done without the Chestnut Hill branch of the Philadelphia library.

I'll spread it to family and friends in the area.
Sep. 12th, 2009 12:07 pm (UTC)
There are no words for how suck-tastic this is. You'd better believe that I'll be passing on the info to my family and friends back at home to see if they can get anything done.
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