One of my school friends passed along this link to a school listserv today.
I feel so sad for all the people in Philadelphia as their library will be closing on October 2 due to the lack of "the necessary budgetary legislation by the State Legislature in Harrisburg."
All branches, regional, and central libraries will be closed.
No more books (all current checked out books due back on 10/1), no more children's/teens programming, no more educational classes, no more outreach to the community.
Shame on these people in the State Legislature in Harrisburg. I hope you realize how important the libraries are to a community before its too late.
As my friend said: "Benjamin Franklin is rolling over in his grave."