Bibliodiscotheque: Save the Libraries; Save Philadelphia

This Saturday, December 20th, 2008: Bibliodiscotheque at National Mechanics in Old City, Philadelphia:

Three librarians and one geek will be spinning great music to the tune of saving the eleven branches of the Philadelphia Free Library that are slated to close due to Mayor Nutter’s budget cuts.

Like the libraries this event aims to save, this event is Free and Open to the public. however, if EVERYONE in the city gave $10, Philadelphia could save the Libraries; Unfortunately, not everyone gives. What would you give to save the Libraries; to save Philadelphia?

Help The Friends of the Free Library realize a solution to the closings that, in their words, does not target low income households, children, students of all ages, the elderly, and job seekers in communities where unemployment, poverty, and illiteracy and those living on the wrong side of the digital divide are among the nation’s highest.

This event has been organized by “Concerned Library Workers of Drexel University” a group of civic-minded librarians and library students interested in doing what we can to keep these libraries open. As a part of the Save the Libraries campaign.

Article originally posted on Geeks Who Give on December 20th, 2008.

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