It was on March 6, 2014 that Mayor Nutter, delivering his budget to City Council, ad libbed a surprising apology for trying to close 11 library branches.
There were times, after Siobhan Reardon took the reins of Philadelphia’s Free Library, when she wondered, “What did I do?”
There was a standing ovation from library, civic, and community leaders as Janet Haas of the William Penn Foundation delivered the news.
“We have a long, long, long, long way before you will see the tactile material disappear,” Free Library president Siobhan Reardon told a Philadelphia City Council hearing.
In the upcoming year, officials at the Free Library say, they would like everyone in the city to read “Buddha in the Attic,” a novel about the Japanese immigrant experience from the early 20th century through the internment camps of World War II.
Hundreds were at the central branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia Wednesday morning for a job fair that connected applicants with entry-level positions. However, there are still opportunities available.
The Free Library of Philadelphia has great expectations for a Charles Dickens impersonator, to be hired for next’s year bicentenary of the writer’s birth.
The Free Library of Philadelphia has received a federal grant that will be used to bring the library to you.