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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… continue reading Breaking News - Legislation to keep libraries open passes!

By written by Kathleen    September 17, 2009    63

If the Pennsylvania Senate does not pass House Bill 1828 by Friday morning, September 18, the City of Philadelphia will issue layoff notices to 3,000 employees, including most of the staff of the… continue reading Telephone numbers for Supporters to call

By written by Kathleen    September 16, 2009    5

While a vote on House Bill 1828 has not be scheduled (as of the time of this posting), we are monitoring the situation closely and will share with you any news that we receive.… continue reading Brief Afternoon Update on PA Budget and House Bill 1828

By written by Kathleen    September 15, 2009    3

The news that the entire Free Library of Philadelphia system is in jeopardy of closing on October 2 has resonated throughout the virtual world. People are expressing their dismay over the loss of… continue reading Word Spreads of Free Library's Possible Closing

By written by Kathleen    September 14, 2009    2

I would like to take this opportunity to say hello to Philadelphia and to let you know that along with the trustees, directors, and staff of the Free Library, I look forward to continuing a long… continue reading Post from Library's New President and Director

By written by Kathleen    September 8, 2008    13

A favorite among academic reading lists and often compared to Russian greats like Tolstoy, notable author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn recently passed away at the age of 89. Born in Kislovodosk, Russia,… continue reading Notable Russian author passes away at 89

By written by Kathleen    August 5, 2008    6

A new study ( ) by Boston-based researchers supports what librarians have always espoused: reading aloud to young children promotes language… continue reading Nursery Rhymes Rule

By written by Kathleen    July 14, 2008    10