Golden age over for libraries

According to The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review The golden age for Pennsylvania’s public libraries lasted two years.

State money budgeted for libraries has been slashed under Gov. Ed Rendell’s watch, from $150.6 million over the two years before he took office to $105.7 million in Rendell’s first two years.

It all adds up to fewer books, reduced hours and cuts in children’s programs at libraries across the state.