Tag Archives: Philadelphia

Thieves break through walls to steal from library

AP – “Police say thieves busted through walls to steal six computers from a library in a poor Philadelphia neighborhood. Library staff noticed the thefts from the Cecil B. Moore branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia on Tuesday morning.”

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Trans library worker files federal bias lawsuit

Philadelphia Gay News – “Although trans woman Bobbie E. Burnett wants to leave her job at the Free Library of Philadelphia as soon as possible, she won’t leave yet. Burnett, describing her work environment as “hostile,” said she won’t leave until she receives legally enforceable assurances of adequate compensation for the discrimination she says she’s endured within the library system.”

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Breaking News – Legislation to keep libraries open passes!

Philly Free Library Blog – “Just minutes ago, the 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 libraries.”

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coalition to save the libraries

A blog from citizens hoping to save Philly’s libraries.

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Closed! Pools, libraries placed on budget chopping block

http://www.pww.org/article/articleview/15760/”>People’s Weekly World – “PHILADELPHIA – Protesters rallied outside of the City Council here where the city’s $3.8 billion budget passed unanimously on May 21. The Coalition for Essential Services organized the protest to bring public attention to the cuts in city services which include closing libraries on the weekends and cuts in library programs, cuts in after school programs and closing 30 pools.”

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