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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:13 AM
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6. That is an attack on the library director. That is straight from the library website.
Do NOT accuse me of posting bad sources. You have done that often.


The following is a quote from the Free Library's web site at http://libwww.freelibrary.org/closing /:

All Free Library of Philadelphia Customers,

We deeply regret to inform you that without the necessary budgetary legislation by the State Legislature in Harrisburg, the City of Philadelphia will not have the funds to operate our neighborhood branch libraries, regional libraries, or the Parkway Central Library after October 2, 2009.

Specifically, the following will take effect after the close of business, October 2, 2009:

* All branch and regional library programs, including programs for children and teens, after school programs, computer classes, and programs for adults, will be cancelled
* All Parkway Central Library programs, including children programs, programs to support small businesses and job seekers, computer classes and after school programs, will be cancelled. We are exploring the possibility of relocating the Philadelphia Author Series programs to other non-library facilities.
* All library visits to schools, day care centers, senior centers and other community centers will cease.
* All community meetings at our branch and regional libraries, and the Parkway Central Library, will be cancelled.
* All GED, ABE and ESL programs held at Free Library branches will be discontinued, students should contact their teacher to see if other arrangements are being made.

In addition, all library materials will be due on October 1, 2009. This will result in a diminishing borrowing period for books and other library materials, beginning September 11, 2009. No library materials will be able to be borrowed after September 30, 2009.

Even as we remain hopeful that the State Legislature will act and pass the enabling funding legislation, we wanted to notify all of our customers of this very possible outcome. If you have any questions about impacts to Free Library services, call 215-686-5322, or visit the Free Library of Philadelphia website at www.freelibrary.org . If you have questions about changes to City services, or if you want to be kept informed about this situation, we encourage you to contact Philly 311 by calling 3-1-1 between the hours of 8am and 8 pm Monday-Friday, and 9am-5pm Saturdays, e-mail philly311@phila.gov, or visit the City of Philadelphia website at http://www.phila.gov .

We thank you for your understanding, patience, and continued support of the Free Library of Philadelphia during these difficult times.

Siobhan Reardon, President and Director, Free Library of Philadelphia
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  -How can Philadelphia be closing its libraries while spending 69.5 million on the libraries? merh  Sep-16-09 12:01 AM   #0 
  - Note that the letter I posted was from the library director.  madfloridian   Sep-16-09 12:04 AM   #1 
  - It would appear to be poor management  merh   Sep-16-09 12:07 AM   #3 
     - Library directors seldom sent out pure bullshit. Here is post from the website.  madfloridian   Sep-16-09 12:11 AM   #5 
        - I should call him to advise him to get a lawyer.  merh   Sep-16-09 12:18 AM   #8 
        - Accuse them, not me as you did in the post above.  madfloridian   Sep-16-09 12:19 AM   #10 
           - I haven't accused you of a thing.  merh   Sep-16-09 12:22 AM   #12 
              - "pathetic thing is, no one in the other thread (to include the OP) vetted the information"  madfloridian   Sep-16-09 12:26 AM   #14 
        - you might also want to call "him" HER - Siobhan is a woman's name. n/t  Lance_Boyle   Sep-16-09 11:40 AM   #63 
  - Disaster capitalism. Just like WaMu REO'd one of my mom's  EFerrari   Sep-16-09 12:06 AM   #2 
  - It is just a political game.  merh   Sep-16-09 12:09 AM   #4 
     - That is an attack on the library director. That is straight from the library website.  madfloridian   Sep-16-09 12:13 AM   #6 
     - Stop repeating yourself.  merh   Sep-16-09 12:20 AM   #11 
        - No, you accused me of not vetting the material. That is not true.  madfloridian   Sep-16-09 12:23 AM   #13 
        - You didn't vet the information.  merh   Sep-16-09 12:29 AM   #16 
           - That was in the comments.... I made that clear. NOT from the library website.  madfloridian   Sep-16-09 12:30 AM   #17 
           - You are free to stop posting in this thread whenever you like.  merh   Sep-16-09 12:37 AM   #22 
              - No, because you accused me of posting faulty material....  madfloridian   Sep-16-09 12:39 AM   #23 
                 - You posted from a legitimate source, you just didn't go further and  merh   Sep-16-09 12:42 AM   #24 
                    - I don't care if you question. Just don't accuse me of not vetting.  madfloridian   Sep-16-09 12:45 AM   #25 
                    - You didn't vet the information.  merh   Sep-16-09 12:47 AM   #26 
                       - You will win this....but I am right. I say the library website is right.  madfloridian   Sep-16-09 12:52 AM   #27 
                          - No, you won't need a lawyer.  merh   Sep-16-09 01:00 AM   #31 
                    - Mayor Nutter in a letter to state senator.  LiberalAndProud   Sep-16-09 01:02 AM   #32 
                       - Then the mayor better not put in for the stimulus money to  merh   Sep-16-09 01:08 AM   #34 
           - it's piqued, not peeked (although they are houyhnhnms)  hfojvt   Sep-16-09 12:53 AM   #28 
           - Official websites should NOT have to be vetted. Library director and me accused.  madfloridian   Sep-16-09 12:54 AM   #30 
           - I suppose you have never done the paperwork for CDBG  merh   Sep-16-09 01:13 AM   #35 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-16-09 10:09 AM   #42 
              - And your post violates the rules of the forum.  merh   Sep-16-09 11:34 AM   #61 
        - What the hell are you talking about?  hileeopnyn8d   Sep-16-09 10:29 AM   #45 
           - Then the Pennsylvania citizenry's job is to vote out those scumbags  Hawkeye-X   Sep-16-09 11:00 AM   #53 
     - The OP of the other thread resents the accusation very much.  madfloridian   Sep-16-09 12:18 AM   #9 
  - I am posting the letter from the library website.  madfloridian   Sep-16-09 12:14 AM   #7 
  - Here's the reason I did not post about this the day before you did:  Subdivisions   Sep-16-09 11:12 AM   #56 
  - merh, who do we write to about this?  Nikki Stone1   Sep-16-09 12:28 AM   #15 
  - merh says the library director should get a lawyer.  madfloridian   Sep-16-09 12:31 AM   #18 
  - I think writing the Mayor of Philadelphia would be a start.  merh   Sep-16-09 12:36 AM   #20 
  - If you get the info, I'll send an email  Nikki Stone1   Sep-16-09 07:05 AM   #41 
  - i would suggest making phone calls first. n/t  orleans   Sep-16-09 11:02 AM   #54 
     - To Harrisburg? the Public Library system?  Nikki Stone1   Sep-16-09 03:39 PM   #68 
  - Reposting the library website letter, so I DON"T get the blame.  madfloridian   Sep-16-09 12:33 AM   #19 
  - From my post....the referred to statement was in the comments..  madfloridian   Sep-16-09 12:37 AM   #21 
  - Our public libraries are always packed, and Orlando is hardly known  Lorien   Sep-16-09 01:33 AM   #37 
  - From your link:  LiberalAndProud   Sep-16-09 12:54 AM   #29 
  - The monies are available to be awarded.  merh   Sep-16-09 01:04 AM   #33 
     - A wish list ...  LiberalAndProud   Sep-16-09 01:28 AM   #36 
        - The bill passed, the money has been set aside to be awarded.  merh   Sep-16-09 01:34 AM   #38 
  - You've used pretty strong lanuage.  LiberalAndProud   Sep-16-09 01:44 AM   #39 
  - Maybe the money is going for deconstruction of the Libraries.  Rex   Sep-16-09 01:53 AM   #40 
  - Perhaps they haven't received the money yet and the bank won't extend a line of credit to  glitch   Sep-16-09 10:16 AM   #43 
  - Of course "available to be awarded" does not mean received.  merh   Sep-16-09 10:54 AM   #51 
  - There is a difference between capital improvements funds and operating funds  PRETZEL   Sep-16-09 10:28 AM   #44 
  - True, but should the city go forward and apply for the capital  merh   Sep-16-09 10:44 AM   #47 
  - I would still say yes,  PRETZEL   Sep-16-09 10:51 AM   #49 
     - It would be defrauding the federal government.  merh   Sep-16-09 10:57 AM   #52 
        - I'm not saying that,  PRETZEL   Sep-16-09 11:08 AM   #55 
        - I agree that the library will be funded.  merh   Sep-16-09 11:15 AM   #57 
           - Thanks, I did go back and read the other thread  PRETZEL   Sep-16-09 11:54 AM   #65 
              - I well understand the situation all cities find themselves in.  merh   Sep-16-09 11:59 AM   #66 
        - In her letter, the director doesn't mention that it will be temporary probably because that presumes  Gormy Cuss   Sep-16-09 11:15 AM   #58 
           - I agree that the stimulus money won't be available if the public  merh   Sep-16-09 11:23 AM   #60 
              - I suspect that Reardon is playing a chess game here.  Gormy Cuss   Sep-16-09 11:35 AM   #62 
                 - I'd go to the US congress folks  merh   Sep-16-09 11:48 AM   #64 
  - +1  hedgehog   Sep-16-09 10:54 AM   #50 
  - If they couldn't afford existing operations, who pushed  supernova   Sep-16-09 10:33 AM   #46 
  - The Central Library  hileeopnyn8d   Sep-16-09 10:50 AM   #48 
     - Wow, what a shame  supernova   Sep-16-09 11:16 AM   #59 
  - "What will happen to all the special collections?"  trusty elf   Sep-16-09 12:45 PM   #67 
 

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