Philadelphia Free Library to Close–unless moola found pronto

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Thanks Matt, of Cincinnati Revisited, for this news and link to Cory Doctorow at BoingBoing laying out the importance of libraries.  On a more personal level, it seems to me that in a time of  economic sluggishness, access to borrowable books and other media is more essential than ever.  Perhaps in rethinking shrinking budgets, we need to reprioritize, as in “if I were stranded on an island, albeit a very large island with a shrinking tax base and stagnant economy, what would I most want to have with me?”

a) a nice library with plenty of reading material, dvds, and cds, not to mention cultural and educational events

b) a well-stocked liquor cabinet

c) a cornhole set

d) all of the above

If you answered a or d and are a resident of Penn’s woods, visit the Free Library site and pay attention to the pop-up.   More information can be found here. -Ed Scripsi

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Published in: on September 15, 2009 at 4:26 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. Remember that the Cincinnati Public Library faces major cutbacks if a levy isn’t passed on November 3rd. Vote early and vote frequently. Not only does the library provide free materials to the public, but also internet access, (a key resource for job seekers), adult literacy programs, and all manner of other resources beneficial to the community.

  2. Amen.


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