Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Philadelphia Libraries to Remain Open After All

The good news is that Philadelphia libraries will not close. However, the good news comes with a price. The libraries won't close because state legislature passed a new sales tax that will last five years.

The link posted comes from BoingBoing. I recommend reading through some of the comments. They provide some perspective into the bigger picture, like this one from PhillyLibrarian.

1 comment:

The LIbrary Lady said...

I'm pretty sure the tax is on cigarettes, which IMHO would make it a really good thing all around.

Here we are going to probably reduce hours and for us it's a GOOD thing.We don't have many people in during the hours that will be cut and we are desperately short handed !