Doomsday Scenario

Free Library Closing

This pop-up greets people who log on to the Free Library of Philadelphia’s web site.

The “Learn About Our Closings” link leads to specifics,

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.
  • 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.

But the library is also holding out hope that the Pennsylvania State Legislature will pass the budget necessary to keep the libraries open and urges citizens to get involved.

Meanwhile, this serves as a stark reminder of what could happen.

One Response to “Doomsday Scenario”

  1. andrea b jackson Says:

    9/16/09 My adult books are due 9/29/09(America’s First Ladies) & The Making of America series(“The Great Depression and World War 2)..I have a “Pennsylvania Access card”..I don’t live in Philadelphia… …Philadelphia, in its love of “liberal arts” and its many education programs will surely find a way to keep their city reflecting the “new ideas” that they’ve envisioned via their charter schools.