Legislation to keep libraries open passes in Philadelphia

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Finally. Good news for the employees and patrons of the Free Library of Philadelphia.
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Thursday, September 17th, Pennsylvania State senate passed bill 1828 by a vote of 32 to 17. For all of you who have been following the saga over the city’s budget crisis, this is indeed the legislation that was needed for the City of Philadelphia to avoid the “Doomsday” Plan C budget scenario, which would have resulted in the layoff of 3,000 city employees and forced the closing of all of the city’s 54 libraries.

The Free Library of Philadelphia’s blog thanks advocates for contacting their legislators…proff that citizens can make a difference. Read more here.

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