Philadelpha is facing what the city calls "'the most radical, painful, and unprecedented dismantling of City government'" since 1951, including the closing of all libraries and recreation centers, and massive cuts in almost all departments."
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Pennsylvania Libraries in Jeopardy
Due to a two-month state budget impasse, the Library Journal reports that Pennsylvania's public libraries are in jeopardy. A lack of funding has already forced one branch to close (the Allentown South Branch), and others are preparing to close if relief doesn't come soon.