Cuts at libraries mean Philadelphia students could have nothing

Though Philadelphia‘s public library services recently landed on the chopping block, the city’s public school students have watched school library services dwindle for years.


Today, more than half of the district’s 281 schools have no library staff. In one region, it’s up to 78 percent.”


The above excerpt is from a story in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer, “Cuts at libraries mean Philadelphia students could have nothing”. 


Janet Malloy, who is our librarian at Swenson Arts and Technology High School and also president of the Association of Philadelphia School Librarians, is very concerned about the situation. 


“Lots of the failing schools have no librarian or no library,” Malloy told the Inquirer.


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