For PA libraries, 6% is a start

lislemck writes The Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the Pennsylvania budget increase for libraries.

“It will mean 300 to 350 [new] children’s books for every single library in the city,” said Elliot Shelkrot, director of the Free Library of Philadelphia.”

Alison Knezevich, the article’s author, notes, “But the new money won’t restore all the service cuts libraries have made in the last few years. It’s still far below the $75 million the state provided before 2003.””