Philadelphia keeps its libraries

The Philadelphia Libraries will apparently remain open, which is a great thing.  However, a few writers have expressed discomfort with the way the whole thing has played out, and I tend to agree.

I’m a proponent of libraries lobbying for themselves, marketing their services, and letting all and sundry know how valuable they are.  But this was a bit too reminiscent of Hollywood-style mob threats. I’m glad it worked, but I hope no other library has to play this game.  It feels….dirty, somehow.

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