Here's the info. Go if you can. And a link:
RESTORE FUNDING NOW so that ALL library branches are OPEN for FULL DAY SERVICE 6 days per week and are staffed by accredited Librarians.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12th, 10 AM on the STEPS* of CENTRAL LIBRARY
19th and Vine Street
State Senator Shirley Kitchen
City Councilman Michael Nutter
Tom Cronin, President, AFSCME District Council 47
Sally Reed, Director, Friends of Libraries USA
Judi Baker, President, Friends of Bushrod Branch
Peggy Dye, Author, Friends Liaison of Brooklyn Public Library
Dramatic presentation by Ryan Baker and Brian Miranda
HOST: Amy Dougherty, Director, Friends of the Free Library of Philadelphia
FREE School Bus Service available on a first come- first serve basis at these locations: loading at 9 AM
Bushrod Library at 6304 Caster Ave.
Fox Chase Library at 501 Rhawn Street
Northwest Regional at 68 W. Chelten Ave.
West Phila. Regional at 125 S. 52nd Street
McPherson Square at 601 E. Indiana Ave.
Contact: Amy Dougherty or Monique McCallister at 215.567.4562
*will be held inside if weather is prohibitive
FRIENDS of THE FREE LIBRARY of PHILADELPHIA, Inc.
This is a really good cause. (I am personally much indebted to the good offices of the Philadelphia public library system. A life-saver in the impossible thing that is childhood.) The system's threatened right now with really disastrous cuts; insane layoffs, shorter opening hours in branches, all kinds of bad stuff. As I've said before, if I was a billionaire philanthropist, this would be my cause.