We, the undersigned, demand that the City of Philadelphia stop the closure of 11 library branches and roll back the layoff of 36 branch library staff. We demand that the burden of the economic downturn not be placed on the backs of our children, elderly, students of all ages, unemployed or transitioning workers, or those on the wrong side of the digital divide. We demand that enough funding be allocated so that all Philadelphians have equal access to the informational and educational opportunities available only at our libraries.
SIGN THE PETITION HERE.
And we’d be remiss if we also didn’t remind you to contact your local and at-large councilpersons to protest these closings. Meanwhile, visit SaveKingsessingLibrary for info on Saturday’s rally to save the Kingsessing Branch, in operation since 1919.