Philadelphia is no longer civilized

We deeply regret to inform you that without the necessary budgetary legislation by the State Legislature in Harrisburg, the City of Philadelphia will not have the funds to operate our neighborhood branch libraries, regional libraries, or the Parkway Central Library after October 2, 2009. @ This is not just sad, it’s a travesty. How have we come to the point where a major American city is closing all of its public libraries!?