Schlow Library Shutdown

Schlow Library

Monday, 5/12 until noon Monday, 5/19 

How will it affect you? 

  • Library and parking lot closed 
  • All book returns closed 
  • No materials due - no late fees charged 
  • No returns accepted 
  • No telephone inquiries 
  • No browsing, programs, or story times 
  • No public computers or WiFi 
  • No website access to Library services 

Why is Schlow closing for a week? 

  • By furloughing staff and reducing building costs for the week, we will be able to provide full services to the community for the rest of 2014. 
  • Behind-the-scenes cuts are no longer sufficient to balance the budget. ​
  • Schlow has lost more than $900,000 in state funding since 2008. 

How can you help? 

  • Ask Governor Corbett and your state legislators to restore state funding for public libraries.
  • Express thanks to your local elected officials who support education and libraries. 
  • Attend the Friends of Schlow Library Rally at noon, Tuesday, May 13 on Schlow's front steps.
  • Donate to Schlow — we appreciate your support!

Posted 4/11/2014